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Bridging Divides

Listening, learning, and discovering shared purpose.

Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarization is a Mistake Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarization is a Mistake
by Norm Stamper
The police chief who oversaw Seattle’s crackdown on WTO protesters learned the dangers of militarization. His advice for a creating a police force that truly serves and protects communities.
Painting the Town Prosperous Painting the Town Prosperous
by James Trimarco
Urban artists revive our neighborhoods and show us how to share our gifts.
An Interfaith Occupation An Interfaith Occupation
by Adam DeRose
The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.
Curriculum & Resources: ThinkB4YouSpeak Curriculum & Resources: ThinkB4YouSpeak
GLSEN's campaign ThinkB4YouSpeak helps straight teens understand why "that's so gay" and other common slurs may be unintentional but hurtful to their Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) classmates.
10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement 10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement
by Sarah van Gelder
There are many things you can do to be part of this growing movement—and only some of them involve sleeping outside.
Red State Ranchers Vs. the Pipeline Red State Ranchers Vs. the Pipeline
Nebraska isn’t known for environmental activism—but an oil pipeline that would cross the Ogallala aquifer is changing that.
Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power
by Sarah van Gelder
How did a small protest in lower Manhattan go viral? With more than 50 cities involved, #OccupyWallStreet is already changing the debate.
Five Ways #OccupyWallStreet Has Succeeded Five Ways #OccupyWallStreet Has Succeeded
by Mark Engler
They were predicted to be a flash in the pan. So why are the anti-Wall Street occupations growing?
Standing on the Side of Peace Standing on the Side of Peace
by Jen Marlowe
How one man’s journey changed everything I knew about the Middle East conflict.
After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Imam Jamal Rahman
Brought together by 9/11, three friends of different faiths look for answers about when and why religion leads to violence.
A Truly Courageous Response to Terror A Truly Courageous Response to Terror
by Fran Korten
What we can learn from Norway: Violence, fear, and political repression aren’t the only way to respond to a terrorist attack.
Pipeline Protests: Beyond the Usual Suspects Pipeline Protests: Beyond the Usual Suspects
by Madeline Ostrander
Can opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline bring conservatives back to conservation?
How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out
In Paris, Palestine, Peru, and beyond—guerrilla artist JR asks the people of the world share their faces to transform urban landscapes into stories.
Vincent Harding: Let Us Dance Vincent Harding: Let Us Dance
by Vincent Harding
The civil rights leader’s reflections on his 80th birthday.
The Hour of Sunlight The Hour of Sunlight
From would-be terrorist to peace activist, Sami al Jundi tells the story of how prison changed his life.
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