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New Orleans Forgotten New Orleans Forgotten
by Barbara Sehr
Months after Katrina, the displaced citizens of New Orleans march on City Hall and make demands on local, state, and federal governments.
Bioremediation in New Orleans Bioremediation in New Orleans
by Starhawk
Starhawk's second trip to New Orleans included the cleansing of contaminated soil using natural methods, as well as other relief efforts.
Resources for a Spiritual Uprising
Resource guide for spiritual activism and progressive spiritual topics
Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee Axelrod
For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism. YES! senior editor Dee Axelrod spoke with him by phone at his Community Bible Baptist Church.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Letter from the Editor
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible
by Van Jones
In post-Katrina New Orleans, will casinos, big business, and tourism displace people and the culture of the Big Easy? How will the city protect itself from future storms and rising seas? New Orleans could be rebuilt to serve its residents, poor and rich, and prosper in harmony with its watery ecosystem.
Finding Safe Harbor Finding Safe Harbor
by Debra McKinney
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, a kind of sanctuary where people coming out of shelters or off the streets can stay while they work some things out.
Discussion Guide for Spiritual Uprising
Explore questions: Has religion lost its edge? Are churches now centers at best of apathy, at worst of right-wing reaction? Is organized religion now so sectarian that work across denominations is impossible? and more.
Out of Time Out of Time
by Jonathan Rowe
The desperate quest to cram more into time has caused it to diminish. Could the cure for time scarcity be a vision of the Eternal?
Altar Your Abode
by Lori Hall Steele
Sacred spaces are being created in homes from coast to coast, with closets, corners, and bedrooms converted to places that serve as soul-quieting antidotes to modern stress.
I Stand With You Against the Disorder I Stand With You Against the Disorder
by Jeanette Armstrong
An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”
Make a Living-With Dignity
by Michael Ramos
The religious community, labor unions, and community groups have come together to sponsor 122 living wage ordinances in towns large and small throughout the United States.
Java Justice Java Justice
by Dee Axelrod
A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com
Losing Power in Standby Mode
by Valerie Doyle
The average American household continually leaks about 50 watts of electricity. Eliminating that trickle, would save $1 billion annually in wasted electricity.
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