Peace and Justice
From the Culture of Aloha, a Path Out of Gun Violence
by Poka LaenuiFeb 07, 2013
- Beneath mainstream culture runs a current of domination, individualism, and exclusion that is harming our children. We assume this is normal—but is it really?
Bringing (Human) Diversity to America’s National Parks
by YES! Online StaffJan 28, 2013
- Video: Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with the Amazing Grace 50+ Club, a Los Angeles-based church group that strives to bring more people of color to our national parks.
Tomorrow, We March on Washington to End the Gun Violence
by Rev. Jacqui LewisJan 25, 2013
- Twenty-two times more children have been killed by guns since 1979 than military personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. Rev. Jacqui Lewis on why all of us—from clergy to factory workers—must not be too sad, too busy, or too afraid to say, enough.
In Rural Mexico, Student-Led Education Heals Old Wounds
by Mike EmilianiJan 11, 2013
- Unitierra has no classrooms, no teachers, and no formal curriculum. Yet the school has successfully helped local people learn practical skills for years.
4 Reminders of Human Goodness After Sandy Hook
by Jeremy Adam SmithDec 21, 2012
- Following the heartbreak in Newtown, many Americans find themselves wondering—are people just horrible? Jeremy Adam Smith on why compassion, forgiveness, and resilience are everywhere, even in tragedy.
In Wake of Factory Fire, U.S. Labor Groups Attempt Blockade of Walmart Imports
by Olivia RosaneDec 20, 2012
- A fire that killed 112 workers in a Bangladeshi factory that supplies goods to Walmart has inspired the next wave of actions demanding justice for workers along the company’s supply chain.
How a Bus Full of Undocumented Families Could Change the Immigration Debate
by Marisa FrancoNov 30, 2012
- This summer, a courageous group of migrants risked deportation in a cross-country trip asking police, leaders, and the public to work toward humanization—not “Arizonafication”—of national policy.
Book Review: Joy Harjo’s Crazy Brave
by Rebecca LeisherNov 12, 2012
- Native American poet Joy Harjo declares, "I was not brave." But her memoir is a gift that urges us to enlist our own crazy bravery to step through the doorways in our lives.
People We Love: Somaly Mam
Nov 01, 2012
- Cambodian sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam rescues girls from brothels—and offers them a second life.
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben GussOct 18, 2012
- Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice
by Yvonne Yen LiuOct 15, 2012
- How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?
One Billion Rising
Sep 24, 2012
- Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
In Prayer and Protest: The Fight for Troy Davis
by Scott LangleySep 21, 2012
- The story in photos: One year ago, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. See the remarkable photos from his final days, from the perspective of his family, friends, and supporters.
Mexico’s Burgeoning Peace Movement Heads North
by Paul ImisonAug 10, 2012
- What would happen if Mexican survivors of the “War on Drugs” reached out to work with Americans who have weathered its violence, too? Poet Javier Sicilia and his U.S.-bound Peace Caravan are about to find out.
Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V”
by Madeline OstranderAug 09, 2012
- The “Vagina Monologues” author on why knowing your body can shake up the world.