Peace and Justice

Comic: We Sent Our Illustrator to Activist Summer Camp. Here’s What Happened
by Jennifer Luxton
Meet Jen, who went to sleep-away camp a newbie activist and came back ready to fight for social change.
My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest
by Lori Lakin Hutcherson
He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.
How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis
by Raj Patel, Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
Here are 13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system, from saving seeds to curbing food waste.
They Rode Horseback to Deliver Babies. A Century Later, Midwives Are Still Crucial
by Melissa Hellmann
In Kentucky, these health care professionals still struggle for acceptance—even in areas that need them most.
The Women Ministers of Kentucky Preaching Abortion Rights
by Melissa Hellmann
As the state’s last abortion clinic is at risk of being shut down, some religious leaders step up against Gov. Matt Bevin’s anti-abortion policies.
The Volunteers Protecting Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic
by Melissa Hellmann
The walk from the parking lot, past protesters, to the embattled clinic’s front doors can be a difficult journey. Meet the escorts making sure women don’t have to face it alone.
Banishing DREAMers: The Meanness Isn’t Just Trump
by Mike Males
Tens of millions of Americans—many aging and white—are willing to sabotage young people rather than to accept racial diversity.
Her Ancestor Was a Slave to Cherokee Indians. Now She’s Applying to Be a Citizen of the Tribe
by Jenni Monet
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves.
Trump Kills DACA, Obama Hits Back, and DREAMers Try to Hold on to the Lives They’ve Built
by Lornet Turnbull
Trump’s repeal of DACA has DREAMers and their advocates vowing to fight back and scrambling to find Plan B.
Hurricane Rescuers and Survivors Use Social Media to Call for Help
by Bailey Williams
When 911 services were overwhelmed, stranded Houston residents used their Facebook and Instagram accounts to connect with community rescuers.
How Alaska Tribes Solved Their Dental Health Crisis
by Mark Trahant
Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist. And it does what good medicine should: improve public health.
Ignore the Lame Excuses: What 300,000 Escaped Salmon Prove About Factory Fish Farming
by Nancy Matsumoto
Sustainable-food advocates want to love aquaculture—yet it comes with so many risks.
It’s Not Just the South: Here’s How Everyone Can Resist White Supremacy
by Sarah van Gelder
Every region of our country has its history of racial exclusion and white supremacy. Here are 13 ways to right those wrongs.
Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos
by Ilan Kelman
Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster.
What Happens When the Internet Tries to Silence White Supremacy
by Kevan A. Feshami
Two huge white nationalist sites were recently kicked off the web. But prohibiting hate groups could fuel paranoia—and more violence.