Peace and Justice

We're Still Writing “For Colored Girls”
by Jamilah King
Why Tyler Perry's adaptation of the classic play matters.
Signs of Life :: Winter 2011
Small stories about big change.
Photo Essay: A Mother's Love Behind Bars
by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
A unique program in Washington state allows mothers incarcerated for nonviolence crimes to care for their newborns.
Get “Ruined”
Video: Go behind the scenes of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-prize winning play.
How I Fight For My Family
by Celeste Addai, as told to Tiffany Ran
Celeste Addai had never given much thought to immigration issues–until her Ghanaian husband had to flee in the night from ICE agents. Now family life happens just once a week, in secret.
Episcopal Church Works on Same-Sex Blessings
by Tiffany Ran
The birth of a new rite for gay and lesbian couples.
Why I Have Hope for Haiti
by Beverly Bell
When people ask me, as they do all the time, “Is there any cause for hope in Haiti?” I answer yes.
Life After Lula
by Kenneth Rapoza
Meet Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first woman president.
Rocking The Cynical World
by Madeline Ostrander
Why iconic political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg confronts fascists, Tea Parties, Glenn Beck–and his own fans.
Billy Bragg Live
Video: Billy Bragg performs “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” and “A Reckoning.”
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
Slavery Goes Public
by Christa Hillstrom
Are the products you buy tainted by slavery and child labor? A new California law can help you find out.
Making Peace with the Sword Verse
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Sheikh Jamal Rahman on dealing with some of the Quran’s most troubling text.
YES! Recommends: Global Oneness Project
by Jing Fong
YES! recommends the Global Oneness Project for their inspiring and richly produced resources that explore how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.
Abolishing the War System: The Big Picture
by Michael N. Nagler
The patina of glory that surrounds war is wearing off. Is this the beginning of the end of the war mindset?