Peace and Justice

Get “Ruined”
Video: Go behind the scenes of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-prize winning play.
How I Fight For My Family
by Celeste Addai, as told to Tiffany Ran
Celeste Addai had never given much thought to immigration issues–until her Ghanaian husband had to flee in the night from ICE agents. Now family life happens just once a week, in secret.
Why I Have Hope for Haiti
by Beverly Bell
When people ask me, as they do all the time, “Is there any cause for hope in Haiti?” I answer yes.
Abolishing the War System: The Big Picture
by Michael N. Nagler
The patina of glory that surrounds war is wearing off. Is this the beginning of the end of the war mindset?
The Return of Jim Crow
by Carol Estes
How today's criminal justice system takes up where slavery and segregation left off
Emmanuel Jal: My Journey from Lost Boy to Activist
Video: Emmanuel Jal, a former Sudanese child soldier, uses hip-hop to help African children and raise awareness for his cause.
Interfaith Amigos: On 9/11, Getting Beyond Religious Hatred
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Brought together by the events of 9/11, three friends from different faiths reflect on what it will take to reach the other side of hatred.
Five Ways You Can Help Pakistan (and the Rest of Us)
by Sarah van Gelder
The Pakistani people need our help. Here’s what we can do today, and how to reduce the number of future disasters.
In New Orleans, Kindness Trumped Chaos
by Rebecca Solnit
Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.
A Paradise Built in Hell
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit's latest book explores communities that rise to the challenge of disaster.
Coming of Age in Hiroshima
by Jane Braxton Little
65 years later, what we can learn—and why we still can’t forget.
The Right to Housing in Haiti
by Colette Lespinasse with Beverly Bell
With housing still inadequate more than 6 months after the earthquake, Haiti is witnessing the seeds of a people's movement to demand the human right to housing.
Leymah Gbowee: A Powerful Voice for Peace
by Kwami Nyamidie
Leymah Gbowee's commitment to nonviolent resistance helped stop the Liberian civil war. She now helps other women promote peace throughout Africa.
The Roots of Compassion
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.
By Any Means Necessary
by Adrienne Maree Brown
Reflecting on Malcolm X's birthday: What if what's necessary is awe-inspiring, unconditional, militant love?