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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

Connect and Engage: Making History Connect and Engage: Making History
To teach happiness, be happy. Teachers, in particular, need support to be passionate and content in a challenging profession. The Center for Courage and Renewal's "Courage to Teach" supports this belief with essays, articles, and a retreat program.
Obama: No Human Being is Illegal Obama: No Human Being is Illegal
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
Sen. Barack Obama's resounding victory is a generational victory. As one friend told me, it is 400 years in the making. In that sense, that explains the tears and the dancing in the streets across the nation and across the suddenly very small world we live in...
Quote :: issue 46 :: Split This Rock Quote :: issue 46 :: Split This Rock
“I dream of a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?’”
Quote :: issue 41 :: Cornel West Quote :: issue 41 :: Cornel West
by Cornel West
America—this monument to the genius of ordinary men and women, this place where hope becomes capacity, this long, halting turn of the NO into the YES, needs citizens who love it enough to re-imagine and remake it.” Cornel West.
The Power of Forgiveness The Power of Forgiveness
The Power of Forgiveness explores the challenges and reveals how forgiveness can transform your life.
Prison Meditation Prison Meditation
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison—the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system—is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.
YES! Film Picks :: The Power of Forgiveness YES! Film Picks :: The Power of Forgiveness
by Carol Estes
This thoughtful film recounts the stories of people who have suffered almost unbearable losses and invites us into their struggles to forgive. The film also explores the life journeys of Holocaust-survivor Elie Wiesel and Vietnam War-survivor Thich Nhat Hanh. Both found so much power in forgiveness that they have made it the centerpiece of their life’s work...
People We Love :: Thomas Dart People We Love :: Thomas Dart
A Chicago sheriff is resisting the push from banks to evict residents of foreclosed properties, including rent-paying tenants.
Signs of Life :: Bolivia Constitution Reform     Likely Signs of Life :: Bolivia Constitution Reform Likely
by Jim Shultz
Bolivia is poised to pass a new constitution aimed at providing indigenous autonomy, land reform, and popular control of natural resources.
Life Reclaimed Life Reclaimed
by Madeline Ostrander
After growing up amid violence and harassment, Jarid Manos found a way out for himself and for troubled youth—restoring prairie ecosystems.
Connect and Engage: Addressing Fear Connect and Engage: Addressing Fear
Here are lesson plans and how-to resources forcoming to terms with false assumptions about immigrants, the current economic crisis, and walls that separate important relationships. Simply put, it’s about addressing fear with clarity and calmness.
Building Peace in Iraq Building Peace in Iraq
by David Smith-Ferri
What happens when we listen to Iraqis' stories, and trust that Iraqis are the best source for information about their own experiences? The story of Direct Aid Iraq.
Our Own Agenda :: Foreign Relations
by Sarah van Gelder
Large majorities of Americans agree on some of the most important issues of the day, from health care to war. “Ten Policies for a Better America” shows an agenda most of us can agree on—whether we think of ourselves as red, blue, or some other political color.
In Review :: Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea In Review :: Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea
by James Trimarco
Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky describes the movements—often religious in origin—that have denounced war in favor of active nonviolent resistance.
Signs of Life :: Foreign Policy Signs of Life :: Foreign Policy
Activists and political leaders across the country are saying “no” to U.S. military action against Iran and demanding that the U.S. government pursue real diplomacy.
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