Peace and Justice

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?
The Good Soldier :: Film Trailer
Five war veterans tell of events from World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and Iraq. Their stories challenge 
the notion that war is a lawful arena 
for social injustice and mass murder and instead, advocate for peace.
Beyond Vaccines: Addressing the Social Causes of Poor Health
by Roseanne August, Beverly Bell
One health clinic in Port-Au-Prince is using art, education, and community to help its patients heal. What can international aid agencies learn from their model?
Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation
by Brooke Jarvis
Photographer Chris Jordan's latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style
by Beverly Bell and Tory Field
Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.
Help for Haiti: Time for New Ideas
by Nikhil Aziz
International aid has increased Haiti's food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?