To move forward we must face the past.
War and Peacemaking in Liberia
by Seth Bidermanposted Dec 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 Leissleposted Dec 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 Yehposted Nov 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 Patonposted Nov 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.
Grounds for Resistance
posted Nov 01, 2011
- Video: Veteran-run coffee houses give service personnel a place to express their frustrations and find help outside the military.
People We Love: JR
posted Oct 20, 2011
- A former street artist makes art for humanity.
Standing on the Side of Peace
by Jen Marloweposted Sep 21, 2011
- How one man’s journey changed everything I knew about the Middle East conflict.
After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Imam Jamal Rahmanposted Sep 09, 2011
- Brought together by 9/11, three friends of different faiths look for answers about when and why religion leads to violence.
A Truly Courageous Response to Terror
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 08, 2011
- What we can learn from Norway: Violence, fear, and political repression aren’t the only way to respond to a terrorist attack.
The Soul of the World
by Valerie Truebloodposted Sep 07, 2011
- Book Review: Essays on the definition of terror and the consciousness of transformation.
How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out
posted Aug 11, 2011
- In Paris, Palestine, Peru, and beyond—guerrilla artist JR asks the people of the world share their faces to transform urban landscapes into stories.
Can the Aftermath of Disaster Be Beautiful?
by Anne Thomasposted Aug 11, 2011
- A letter from a Sendai teacher describes the strange and “magnificent” community that survived last spring’s devastating earthquake.
A Poet Rewrites the War on Drugs
by Madhu Suri Prakashposted Aug 03, 2011
- After the death of his son, poet Javier Sicilia gave voice to the anguish of the Mexican people—and started a powerful movement of moral indignation against the senseless slaughter of the war on drugs.
Righting Wrongs the Maori Way
by Allan MacRae, Howard Zehrposted Jul 08, 2011
- Instead of prison, New Zealand chooses restorative justice and community problem-solving.
Rehabilitation, Not Punishment: A Better Solution to Crime
posted Jun 29, 2011
- Video: Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, discusses the innovative approach to crime used in Hawaii’s only women’s prison.