Peace and Justice

Changing the Consequences of Conflict
Video: The Interfaith Amigos' discussion on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary.
Stories That Light Up The Dark
by Sanjay Khanna
The experiences of our ancestors offer us wisdom for surviving today's crises.
Raffi: Building A World Fit for Children
by Raffi Cavoukian
A movement to put children’s rights at the center of our collective decisions is taking hold—and it’s good news for adults, too.
Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Boggs: We must begin the radical revolution of values that King called for, against the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.
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.
Signs of Life :: Fall 2010
Small stories about big change
Quotes from the Quran and from Rumi
by Sarah Van Gelder
Interested in what Muslim sacred texts actually say? Here's a short selection of quotes recommend by Jamal Rahman.
Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11
by Sarah van Gelder
How to further tolerance and healing on this September 11th, an especially important time to speak up.
U.N. Vote on Water, Sanitation Rights
by Daniel Moss
The resolution to act on the world's "most violated human right."
Maryland Protects Student Info From Recruiters
by Pat Elder
Graduating high school students with increasingly grim job prospects are vulnerable to recruitment tactics. A new law limits military access to student data.
A New Age of People Power: Lessons from the Dongria Kondh
by John Perkins
With greater power to build alliances across boundaries, the Davids of the world are having more success throwing off the Goliaths.
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
by Rebecca Solnit
Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.
Waging Peace from Afar: Divestment and Israeli Occupation
by Phyllis Bennis
A growing grassroots movement is using the techniques of the anti-apartheid movement to challenge U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.
A Paradise Built in Hell
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit's latest book explores communities that rise to the challenge of disaster.