Peace and Justice
Visual Learning: Week of Nonviolence
by Jing FongJan 27, 2009
- Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Connect and Engage: Making History
by Jing FongJan 16, 2009
- 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
by Roberto Dr. Cintli RodriguezNov 14, 2008
- 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
Nov 12, 2008
- “I dream of a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?’”
Quote :: issue 41 :: Cornel West
by Cornel WestNov 12, 2008
- 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
Nov 04, 2008
- The Power of Forgiveness explores the challenges and reveals how forgiveness can transform your life.
Nov 04, 2008
- 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
by Carol EstesOct 31, 2008
- 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
Oct 31, 2008
- 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
by Jim ShultzOct 31, 2008
- Bolivia is poised to pass a new constitution aimed at providing indigenous autonomy, land reform, and popular control of natural resources.
by Madeline OstranderOct 31, 2008
- 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
by Jing FongOct 27, 2008
- 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
by David Smith-FerriOct 03, 2008
- 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 GelderAug 11, 2008
- 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
by James TrimarcoJul 30, 2008
- Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky describes the movements—often religious in origin—that have denounced war in favor of active nonviolent resistance.