Peace and Justice

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.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily Yeh
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 Paton
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
Video: Veteran-run coffee houses give service personnel a place to express their frustrations and find help outside the military.
People We Love: JR
A former street artist makes art for humanity.
Standing on the Side of Peace
by Jen Marlowe
How one man’s journey changed everything I knew about the Middle East conflict.