Peace and Justice

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.
The People Speak
The movie brings our nation's history to life, highlighting the importance of political movements and resistance.
A Village Called Versailles
Video: In the wake of recovering from Hurricane Katrina, Vietnamese residents discover the power of community in fighting against a toxic landfill being built two miles from their village.
Rejecting Arizona: States Say No to Anti-Immigrant Bills
by Suman Raghunathan
Despite the hype, states are finding lots of reasons not to follow in Arizona's footsteps.
Coming of Age in Hiroshima
by Jane Braxton Little
August 6, 1945 forever changed the world. Hiroshima is witness to our capacity and our willingness to destroy.
At Last, a Human Right to Water
by Daniel Moss
Good news for thirsty people around the globe: The UN affirms the right to safe and clean drinking water.
In Arizona, A Human Rights Summer
by Jordan Flaherty
Arizona's notorious immigration law is now in effect—but so are strategies for resistance.