Peace and Justice

After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Imam Jamal Rahman
Brought together by 9/11, three friends of different faiths look for answers about when and why religion leads to violence.
A Truly Courageous Response to Terror
by Fran Korten
What we can learn from Norway: Violence, fear, and political repression aren’t the only way to respond to a terrorist attack.
The Soul of the World
by Valerie Trueblood
Book Review: Essays on the definition of terror and the consciousness of transformation.
A Sit-In to Save a Sacred Site
by Lily Hicks
How local tribes stopped a Bay Area burial ground from becoming a parking lot.
Bring Our War Dollars Home
by Oliver Lazenby
U.S. Mayors: In order to build up jobs, we have to draw down troops.
Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
From Farm to Corner Store
by Lily Hicks
Getting healthy food on the shelves of convenience stores could be the first step toward replenishing food deserts.
More Incarceration Is Not the Answer
by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster
by Nellis Kennedy-Howard
Why developing the tarsands has been called "world's most destructive project."
What a 10-Year-Old Did to Stop the Tar Sands
by Angela Sterritt
Why a First Nations student from British Columbia is taking on a controversial trans-Canadian pipeline project—through song.
How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out
In Paris, Palestine, Peru, and beyond—guerrilla artist JR asks the people of the world share their faces to transform urban landscapes into stories.
Can the Aftermath of Disaster Be Beautiful?
by Anne Thomas
A letter from a Sendai teacher describes the strange and “magnificent” community that survived last spring’s devastating earthquake.
Vincent Harding: Let Us Dance
by Vincent Harding
The civil rights leader’s reflections on his 80th birthday.
Keeping Faith With Peace
by Valerie Schloredt
On the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jesuit Priest Bill Bichsel talks about why he went to prison for a future without nuclear weapons.
A Poet Rewrites the War on Drugs
by Madhu Suri Prakash
After the death of his son, poet Javier Sicilia gave voice to the anguish of the Mexican people—and started a powerful movement of moral indignation against the senseless slaughter of the war on drugs.