Peace and Justice

An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what's wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who's doing it right?
School of Second Chances
by Carol Estes
Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they're released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Rehabilitation, Not Punishment: A Better Solution to Crime
Video: Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, discusses the innovative approach to crime used in Hawaii’s only women’s prison.
Recipes for Recovery
by James Tracy
Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco's Delancey Street.
Define American: Jose Antonio Vargas Tells His Story
Video: Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas opens up about his life as an undocumented immigrant—and the "underground railroad" that made it possible.
U.S. Mayors: End the Wars, Please
by John Nichols
U.S. mayors: The money we spend on military adventures abroad could be better spent meeting needs at home.
Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?
by David Korten
We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?
Preventing Sexual Assault
by Selena Shen
Freedom from harassment is part of students' right to an equal education.
Signs of Life: Summer 2011
Small stories about big change.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellinger
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Can Prison Be a Healing Place?
by Sarah van Gelder
Why the warden of Hawaii's only women's prison creates a sanctuary for its residents.
Restorative Justice: A Practical Alternative to Prison
Patrice Gaines: We can keep our streets safe without throwing people away.
Addictions Originate in Unhappiness—and Compassion Could Be the Cure
by Gabor Maté
What kind of despair could lead someone to value short-term pain relief over life itself? The first question—always—is not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?”
Horses as Healers
by Lorna Shepardson
What do you do with a teenager who’s angry, depressed, disconnected, or all of the above? Lorna Shepardson knows a magical gift horses possess that can help bring young people from the depths of darkness to a glimmer of self-confidence. This is Lorna’s story.