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Healing Trauma

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To move forward we must face the past.

Why I Have Hope for Haiti 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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?
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