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Bridging Divides

Listening, learning, and discovering shared purpose.

What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other
by Akaya Windwood
Here’s my invitation to you: Let’s take a month and intentionally notice those we would normally not see. Let’s interrupt old patterns of not looking into the eyes of “those people”—whoever they are to you.
Syria: Lamp in the Storm Syria: Lamp in the Storm
by Michael Nagler
How can we can create the right vision to support indigenous nonviolence and unarmed civilian peacekeeping?
Redefining Radical: Catholic Nuns Vs. the Vatican Redefining Radical: Catholic Nuns Vs. the Vatican
by Mark Engler
Chastised for sticking up for social justice, a group of nuns is pushing back against the Vatican.
World to Wisconsin: We’re With You World to Wisconsin: We’re With You
Activists around the world sent statements of solidarity to Wisconsin's protesters.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Rowe
Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day” “You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha Hamid
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.
May Day and the Revolution of Everyday Life May Day and the Revolution of Everyday Life
by Marina Sitrin
Marina Sitrin offers her take on the May Day actions in New York.
Occupy, the 99% Spring, and the New Age of Direct Action Occupy, the 99% Spring, and the New Age of Direct Action
by Mark Engler
Collaboration or cooptation? Expansion or dilution? Mark Engler on what to make of the 99% Spring.
Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong
by Heidi Bruce
The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love
As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.
Can Restorative Justice Stop the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Pipeline? Can Restorative Justice Stop the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Pipeline?
by Jeremy Adam Smith
What San Francisco schools are learning from their experiments with alternatives to punitive punishments.
Occupy 2.0: The Great Turning Occupy 2.0: The Great Turning
by Michael Nagler
Michael Nagler on building a movement to build a new reality.
Eyes on the Prize: MLK’s Lessons for Occupy Eyes on the Prize: MLK’s Lessons for Occupy
by Valerie Schloredt
At the time of his death, Martin Luther King Jr. was planning a campaign around economic injustice—including a mass encampment of poor people in Washington, D.C.
Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence
by Sarah van Gelder
What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?
Bring On the Next American Revolution Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabriel
Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
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