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 Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions
 PEACE & JUSTICE   PLANET     NEW ECONOMY   PEOPLE POWER   HAPPINESS 
PEACE & JUSTICE   

Hands joining together. Photo by PinkMoose flickr.com/photos/pinkmoose/205225521 In America: Getting Beyond the Hate

Sarah van Gelder   |  Mar 26, 2010

Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies shows we have a long way to go to move beyond racism. But there are exciting signs that a post-racial society is in the making.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Haitians in villages that saw less earthquake damage share fish, grains and vegetables with displaced residents of Port-au-Prince and Jacmel. Photo by Lee Cohen Solidarity as Economic System

Beverly Bell   |  Mar 26, 2010

In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.   MORE »



PLANET  

Image from the Annie Leonard's film The Story of Bottled Water The Story of Bottled Water

Madeline Ostrander   |  Mar 22, 2010

Should you be worried about your tap water? Yes, but not for the reason you expected.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Spirituality that challenges the status quo can clear the way for building loving and just communities. Photo by redtwolips flickr.com/photos/25182350@N03/2769192280 Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community

Pastor Don Mackenzie   |  Mar 22, 2010

The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future. But we are never completely free until we work together for loving community and just practices.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Robert Shetterly painted Granny D as part of his series, Americans Who Tell the Truth Goodbye, Granny D

Rob Richie   |  Mar 22, 2010

Remembering the inspiring life of Doris Haddock, a great-grandmother from New Hampshire who decided, at age 88, to take a stand (and a very long walk) to protect democracy.   MORE »



Photo by puroticorico flickr.com/photos/puroticorico/1815004901 Where Are Latinos in a Future Multiracial Society?

RaÚl QuiÑones-Rosado   |  Mar 22, 2010

The U.S. Census and other institutions fail to recognize a unique Latino racial identity. If we are to have a future as a truly multiracial society, this has to change.   MORE »



video of the week   

Image from Trail of Dreams video Undocumented Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams

Mar 26, 2010

Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.   MORE »





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