PEACE & JUSTICE
A fair world lays the foundations for peace.
10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come
by Sarah van Gelderposted Dec 27, 2013
- Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence
by Christa Hillstromposted Dec 20, 2013
- As India honors the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien—whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
There’s More to Renisha McBride’s Shooting Than Racism: It’s About Our Culture of Gun Violence
by Larry Gabrielposted Dec 18, 2013
- As shooter Theodore Wafer appears in court this week, one Detroiter looks at why gun violence—whether it is black on black, white on black, or of any other color combination—is killing people and tearing families apart across the country.
Mandela's Spirit of Forgiveness
by David Kortenposted Dec 06, 2013
- Those in Mandela's circle were united in their compassion for the architects of the Apartheid system.
This New Bill Could Put 2,500 More People In Prison: Meet the Organization Trying to Stop It
by Nur Laljiposted Nov 27, 2013
- "Violence is not simply shooting people. Violence is also poverty. It's also incarceration—putting people in prison is incredibly violent."
A Native Answer to "The Onion" (And 4 Other Great Things Happening on Reservations)
by Aura Bogadoposted Nov 25, 2013
- Native people are crafting some seriously creative and progressive ways of life, from same-sex marriages in states that don't allow it to the revitalization of indigenous languages.
"Cowboys and Indians" Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL
by Kristin Moeposted Nov 22, 2013
- At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone
posted Nov 18, 2013
- Forget smarter! This infographic depicts the lifecycle of a cellphone, and points out non-toxic, conflict-free mineral responsible design.
Dryhootch: A Milwaukee Coffeeshop Where Vets Help Vets Survive—At Home
by Ricardo Torresposted Nov 14, 2013
- Returning vets often struggle with relationships, housing, PTSD, and more. Dryhootch founders say the best mentors for people returning from our latest wars are other vets who have been through it before.
How a Small California Town Curbed a Teen Suicide Epidemic—By Talking About It
by Jane Braxton Littleposted Nov 11, 2013
- Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for 10- to 14-year-olds in rural America, and Native American kids are hit the hardest. After Indian Valley lost its sixth teenager, residents started talking about suicide out in the open—and it's working.
This 80-Year-Old Grandma Walked Hundreds of Miles to Retrace the Underground Railroad
by Katrina Rabelerposted Nov 08, 2013
- And 14 other grannies who are shaking up the world.
Can Fracking Showdown on Native Land Help Break Canada's Cycle of Colonialism?
by Leanne Simpsonposted Oct 23, 2013
- When members of the Elsipogtog First Nation attempted to prevent seismic testing on their land that could lead to fracking, armed police appeared and violence ensued. Here, indigenous writer and academic Leanne Simpson puts the issue into context.
A Win for Indigenous History at Columbia University
by Nur Laljiposted Oct 22, 2013
- Students in Columbia's Native American Council think the University could do more to acknowledge indigenous history, and they're helping to make it happen.
Curriculum & Resources: Garment Industry Infographic
posted Oct 21, 2013
- Interactive map of garment industry factories, designed in response to the Bangladesh disasters.
Can Eminent Domain Be Used to Avert a Foreclosure Mess? This California City Thinks So
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted Oct 18, 2013
- Governments usually use eminent domain powers to displace people. But one hardscrabble Bay Area city is going to the mat to do just the opposite—stabilize its economy and keep residents where they are.