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What’s the Most Astounding Fact About the Universe? What’s the Most Astounding Fact About the Universe?
Ask an astrophysicist.
Thousands Give Up Carbon for Lent Thousands Give Up Carbon for Lent
by Catherine Woodiwiss
In the season of reflection, Christians around the world are focusing on being better stewards of creation.
Pancho Ramos Stierle: Nonviolence Is Radical Pancho Ramos Stierle: Nonviolence Is Radical
by Sarah van Gelder
An interview with the activist who made headlines when he was arrested while meditating at Occupy Oakland.
Towards a Prophetic Politics Towards a Prophetic Politics
by Robert Jensen
We’ve all seen what happens when religion and politics mix poorly—but does that mean there’s no place for spirit in our political lives?
Bill McKibben: “The Biggest Fight of Our Time” Bill McKibben: “The Biggest Fight of Our Time”
by Madeline Ostrander
In which one of the world’s best-known climate activists gets personal about the enormous task of saving our planet.
The Benefits of Gratitude The Benefits of Gratitude
by Ocean Robbins
There’s an old saying that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. It turns out this isn’t just a fluffy idea.
Eboo Patel: Crossing the Divide— With Faith Eboo Patel: Crossing the Divide— With Faith
by Kate Malongowski
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Arming the world’s youth to be a force for compassion.
Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s
by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
My son was not like other kids. But he taught me to drop my expectations about what life and parenting are all about.
War and Peacemaking in Liberia War and Peacemaking in Liberia
by Seth Biderman
Former soldier Christian Bethelson’s only job skill was killing—until a chance meeting on a muddy road transformed his life, and many others through it.
Reclaiming Christmas, Radical Homemaker Style Reclaiming Christmas, Radical Homemaker Style
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: Can you take on consumerism without being a Scrooge?
Lily Yeh: Beauty in Broken Places Lily Yeh: Beauty in Broken Places
by Natalie Pompilio
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Healing war-torn, broken, and economically devastated communities through art.
Re-Occupy: A Movement Seeks a Sanctuary Re-Occupy: A Movement Seeks a Sanctuary
by Nathan Schneider
On occupying Trinity Church—and the Occupy movement's relationship with established institutions.
A Lesson in Love From the Protest at the Port A Lesson in Love From the Protest at the Port
by Reverend John Helmiere
A minister and occupier, beaten and arrested by police, on his continuing belief in the power of love.
Why We’re Not Afraid Why We’re Not Afraid
by Velcrow Ripper
Video: “Our communities need us—we are all leaders.” A message for the powers that were.
An Interfaith Occupation An Interfaith Occupation
by Adam DeRose
The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.
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