Peace and Justice

Cancún: Changing the Climate Conversation
by Madeline Ostrander
Seven years ago, activists in Cancún started a powerful international movement. How can climate justice advocates have the same impact?
Kicking the Habit: Air Travel in the Time of Climate Change
by Joseph Nevins
Air travel is neither just nor sustainable. So how can environmental justice activists make a global difference?
All in the Ohana
by Puanani Burgess, as told to Doug Pibel
How Hawaiians embrace the land, its abundance, and their responsibility to each other.
Working in the Shadows
by Carlos Jimenez
A year undercover in the jobs most Americans won't do.
At Climate Talks, an Answer Grows Outside
by Luis A. Ubiñas
In Mexico, communities own and manage their own forests, a proven method for reducing deforestation.
Ho'oponopono
by Puanani Burgess
How Hawaiian tradition sorts out family disputes.
Teen Bullying: It’s Up to Us
by Benjamin A. Talarico
Why one gay teen is motivated to support the teenage victims of homophobic bullying.
A Real Solution to Global Debt Crises
by Julia Dowling
Why the world needs a fair and transparent process for dealing with debt.
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.