In middle school, high school, and college classrooms, I teach that nonviolence, peace, and justice are not utopian dreams but real and practical ways in which humans can affect the world around them.
In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.
Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?
Can a dazzling long-term mission—the abolition of nuclear weapons—be achieved through a series of small victories, like those of the last 19 months?
When an anti-gay hate group decided to visit their school, the students of Gunn High drowned out their protest with a celebration of acceptance.
Leymah Gbowee’s commitment to nonviolent resistance helped stop the Liberian civil war. She now helps other women promote peace throughout Africa.
To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.
Escalating drug violence in Mexico isn't just a Mexican issue. Fighting rampant corruption with citizen action—there and in the U.S.—is the key to peace.
How the tribes of the Klamath River stood up for the salmon—and won.
In memoriam: a Haitian feminist
The Roman Empire lasted for 500 years; southwest Alaska’s Aleuts for 9,000. As the economy crumbles, what can Alaska Natives teach us about sustainable economics?
Arizona's immigration law offers us a choice between two longstanding traditions in U.S. history: fighting for human rights or looking away while they're eroded. Which side will you be on?
Can the U.N. Security Council keep the U.S. from disrupting a diplomatic victory?
Reflecting on Malcolm X’s birthday: What if what’s necessary is awe-inspiring, unconditional, militant love?