Listening, learning, and discovering shared purpose.
"Peacing It Together" Unites Israeli and Palestinian Teens
posted Dec 29, 2009
- A movie trailer for the 30-minute documentary "Peacing It Together," which follows 10 Israeli, 10 Palestinian, ad 9 Canadian teens as they make films together that focus on peace.
10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community
by Milenko Matanovicposted Dec 29, 2009
- Building strong communities is critical, hard work. It’s also one of the most courageous and important things each of us can do every day.
A New Beginning with the Muslim World
by Farrah Hassenposted Dec 17, 2009
- If the administration is serious about building a new relationship with the Muslim world, it should implement one basic, non-ideological, cost-effective policy: Stop killing Muslims.
Lessons from the Attack on Van Jones
by Rob Biko Bakerposted Dec 15, 2009
- Jones is a powerful role model in or out of the White House.
How to Talk to Your Friends About Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 10, 2009
- Talking about climate change may be one of the most revolutionary things you can do. But how do you strike up your own Copenhagen conversations—and what do you say once you do?
Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm
by Grace Lee Boggsposted Dec 10, 2009
- I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.
Chimamanda Adichie on Why Stories Matter
posted Dec 09, 2009
- In this video of her speech, Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses the dangers of hearing only a single story about a person or place, and how stories can be used to empower and humanize people rather than to divide and emphasize differences.
Climate Hero Sharon Hanshaw
by Kate Sheppardposted Nov 10, 2009
- Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina, she fights for communities that will suffer most from climate impacts.
Charter for Compassion
posted Nov 06, 2009
- Video: Ecumenical author Karen Armstrong wished for a Charter for Compassion, a yardstick for global empathy crafted from the input of tens of thousands of religious and secular people all over the world.
The Power of "Why?"
by Andrea Batista Schlesingerposted Sep 09, 2009
- Students in Hampton, Virginia, and Brooklyn, New York, learn that asking questions is more powerful than memorizing answers.
Teens Talk to 90-Somethings
by Sean Roseposted Sep 09, 2009
- Teens in Rabun County, Georgia, are tapping into the memories of 90-year-olds in an effort to protect the culture of southern Appalachia.
Upgrading the Way We Do Politics
by Sandy Heierbacherposted Aug 21, 2009
- Is it really democracy without space for dialogue and deliberation? How to cut through the yelling and get something done.
Jump Starting Racial Justice
by Terry Keleherposted Jun 02, 2009
- Two especially promising solutions to racism are public reconciliation processes, like the one made famous in South Africa, and proactive racial impact planning and analysis now being employed widely in the United Kingdom.
Growing Power in an Urban Food Desert
by Roger Bybeeposted Feb 13, 2009
- Will Allen’s farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and a taste of the delicious possibilities of farming the urban food deserts.
Uniting and Building Movements
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelderposted Dec 10, 2008
- Van Jones has been a critical bridge between the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. Sarah van Gelder asked him what it was like for him to act as that bridge.