Peace and Justice

Mexico’s Burgeoning Peace Movement Heads North
by Paul Imison
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 Ostrander
The “Vagina Monologues” author on why knowing your body can shake up the world.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Rowe
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 Hamid
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 Hutner
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 Bruce
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 Kolb
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 Gelder
What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?
In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities
by Anne Thomas
One year after the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a Sendai teacher finds hope and gratitude in reconstruction.
Let It Not Happen Again
by Clarence Moriwaki
Reflections on the 70th anniversary of Japanese American incarcerations.
James Bell: Real Justice for Youth
by Lindsay Kucera
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 Harmon
Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
Lucas Benitez: Dignity in the Fields
by Frances Moore Lappe
The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.
War and Peacemaking in Liberia
by Seth Biderman
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 Leissle
Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.