Peace and Justice
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia RoweJun 05, 2012
- Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha HamidMay 07, 2012
- In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.
In Japan, a Mothers’ Movement Against Nuclear Power
by Heidi HutnerApr 25, 2012
- The Fukushima disaster has brought a powerful new demographic to Japan’s anti-nuclear movement: mothers.
Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong
by Heidi BruceApr 12, 2012
- The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
A Dakota Way of Life
by Kris KolbApr 06, 2012
- Diane Wilson’s new book asks, how do you raise beloved children and break the cycle of self-destruction in native communities?
Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence
by Sarah van GelderMar 27, 2012
- What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?
In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities
by Anne ThomasMar 10, 2012
- One year after the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a Sendai teacher finds hope and gratitude in reconstruction.
Let It Not Happen Again
by Clarence MoriwakiFeb 17, 2012
- Reflections on the 70th anniversary of Japanese American incarcerations.
James Bell: Real Justice for Youth
by Lindsay KuceraFeb 01, 2012
- More than 70 percent of incarcerated kids are minorities. This advocate wanted to find out why.
After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing
by Rachel HarmonJan 13, 2012
- Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
Lucas Benitez: Dignity in the Fields
by Frances Moore LappeJan 03, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.
War and Peacemaking in Liberia
by Seth BidermanDec 30, 2011
- 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.
Why Equality is Better for Everyone
by Kristy LeissleDec 27, 2011
- Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily YehNov 18, 2011
- On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
Military Resistance a Strong Brew
by Dean PatonNov 11, 2011
- Near the gates of Fort Lewis, anti-war veterans serve up support and solidarity (along with double-tall lattes) to their friends in uniform.