Peace and Justice

If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert Jensen
Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy Snyder
Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
Thanks, Trump! We Now Have Two Opportunities for Bold Progressive Reform
by Arun Gupta
There’s an argument to be made that progressives are lucky Bernie Sanders didn’t win the nomination.
Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights
by Liza Bayless, Kate Stringer
And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia Jeffries
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
by George Lakey
Look to Norway and Sweden, where cooperative, socially democratic countries emerged after a frightening period of extreme polarization and social fracturing.
The Call to “End the War on Black Lives” Starts With Accountability
by Zenobia Jeffries
Next year, the DOJ will collect nationwide data on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public. Is that enough progress?
The Little-Known Farmworkers Who Sparked the Biggest Labor Movement In U.S. History
by Alexa Strabuk
There would be no Cesar Chavez without the Filipino manongs of Delano, California, whose decision to strike set off the most significant labor movement the United States has ever seen.
As European Women Stream to ISIS, This Reformed Extremist Is Offering Them a Different Path
by Deepa Bharath
When Yasmin Mulbocus found no justice after being sexually abused, she was drawn to an Islamic extremist group she believed could protect her. Twenty years later, she’s trying to stop other women from making the same mistake.
After Trauma: A Graphic Journey Through Wild Healing
by Leela Corman
In this collection of watercolor illustrations, a comics artist illustrates her journey through grief after the sudden death of her first child.
Amid Tensions, Christians Show Support for Syrian Refugees in Dallas
by Sarah van Gelder
As a Syrian family seeks safety in Texas, some voice outrage against the “Islamization” of America. This Sunday, I attended church services in Dallas where I found a commitment to live out the welcoming, compassionate side of Christianity.
150 Years Later, Two Universities Answer for Their Founder's Role in the Sand Creek Massacre
by Ned Blackhawk
Under pressure from students and community members, Northwestern University and University of Denver take the first steps towards righting historic wrongs.
"Forgiveness Is Liberating": Desmond Tutu On Healing A Nation's Racist Past
by Desmond Tutu
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 Early
“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 Hayes
Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.