Peace and Justice
"Forgiveness Is Liberating": Desmond Tutu On Healing A Nation's Racist Past
by Desmond TutuDec 12, 2014
- In 1997, he asked: "Who could have thought we would ever be an example, except of awfulness; who could ever have thought we would be held up as a model to the rest of the world?" Today, South Africa's healing process is a beacon of hope for the United States.
Police Violence Is Not Inevitable: Four Ways a California Police Chief Connected Cops With Communities
by Steve EarlyNov 28, 2014
- “A critical look at any institution with as much power and authority invested in it as the police is probably a good thing.”
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
by Shannon HayesNov 26, 2014
- Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
by Mary HansenNov 21, 2014
- Conflict Kitchen serves up food from countries in conflict with the United States—and its customers think it's worth defending.
To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
by Panyin ConduahOct 30, 2014
- When a group of volunteers walked the streets of Chicago's east side, they learned that gun violence was not the only problem plaguing their neighborhood.
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
by Yessenia FunesSep 17, 2014
- The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
11 Years After Her Death, This 23-Year-Old Peace Activist Keeps Inspiring Us
by Kali SwensonJun 17, 2014
- Rachel Corrie was killed in 2003, but her passion for peace lives on in her writings.
Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
by Wendy CallMar 21, 2014
- On the heels of pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, the movement for less punitive drug policy is coalescing at every level. Its new leaders could come from the very countries that have suffered the most.
Mandela's Spirit of Forgiveness
by David KortenDec 06, 2013
- Those in Mandela's circle were united in their compassion for the architects of the Apartheid system.
A New Dad Asks, If Male Violence Is the Biggest Threat to Women—How Do I Raise a Kind Son?
by Christopher Zumski FinkeOct 09, 2013
- The idea of having a baby boy scared me: What kind of man will he grow up to be? Here’s what I learned about what it takes to raise compassionate men.
The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of
by Simon OkeloSep 27, 2013
- When the Westgate Mall was attacked by a terrorist group that aggressively recruits young men, one Kenyan asked—how can we respond to the pain and vulnerability of our boys before groups like Al-Shabab can reach them?
How the People Pushed Back on Syria—and Won (for Now)
by Sarah van GelderSep 12, 2013
- In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria?
Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes
by Sarah van GelderSep 05, 2013
- Many of the legal and diplomatic processes that led to peace in other times of conflict haven't even been tried yet in Syria.
11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria
by Sarah van GelderAug 29, 2013
- Remember the last time we were told military strikes were needed because a Middle Eastern despot had used weapons of mass destruction?
Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism
by Drew Dellinger, Walter DellingerAug 28, 2013
- As some beat the drums for war with Syria on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it's important to remember the full scope of King's dream.