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Dorothy Stang: A Heart for the Poor

a tribute to Dorothy Stang, who died championing the rights of poor Brazilians.

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Freedom Project :: Inmates Find Peace

The Freedom Project teaches prisoners nonviolent communication techniques and helps them to transition into communities when released.

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Greater Than the Tread of Mighty Armies: Nonviolent Peacekeeping

Growing in sophistication over the past 10 years, nonviolent peacekeeping has saved thousands of lives. As the effectiveness of this approach to transform violent conflicts is demonstrated, the infrastructure to support this work expands.

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Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time

A nonviolent army stands fast, watching over human rights in the midst of conflict, a model of courageous peace.

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Bolivia Cheers Its New President

Crowds cheer as Evo Morales is sworn in as the first indigenous president of Bolivia.

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People Power

'Veggie Bus' Delivers Sisterly Love and Goodwill

Residents of Port Townsend reach across the miles to help Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, another waterfront artist colony battered by Hurricane Katrina.

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The Page That Counts

Percentage of Internet users who say being online has helped their ability to meet new people: . . .

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Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President

American global justice activist Juliette Beck was in Cochabamba for this week's historic election, and she sends this report on an event the new president-elect has dubbed “a victory for the global community."

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All Saints Versus the IRS

The IRS is investigating the non-profit status of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, because in October 2004, shortly before the elections, a guest pastor preached a sermon that suggested Jesus would not favor the war in Iraq. We need a public outcry that shows Americans of many political and spiritual persuasions will not allow our right of dissent to be undermined.

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Happiness

Imperial Politics, Christianity and the True Jesus: Reflections on the 2004 Election

The challenge before us is to displace the politics of Empire with the politics of Earth Community based on inclusion, possibility, and partnership — an authentic values-based, problem-solving politics of mature adulthood consistent with the moral teachings of Jesus.

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Peace and Justice

New Orleans Forgotten

Months after Katrina, the displaced citizens of New Orleans march on City Hall and make demands on local, state, and federal governments.

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Planet

Bioremediation in New Orleans

Starhawk's second trip to New Orleans included the cleansing of contaminated soil using natural methods, as well as other relief efforts.

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Resources for a Spiritual Uprising

Resource guide for spiritual activism and progressive spiritual topics

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Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley

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.

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Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson

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.

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Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible

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.

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Finding Safe Harbor

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.

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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.

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Out of Time

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?

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Altar Your Abode

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.

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I Stand With You Against the Disorder

An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”

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Make a Living-With Dignity

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.

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Java Justice

A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com

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Losing Power in Standby Mode

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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Sustainable Fashion

Clothing from companies that use sustainable materials and manufacturing practices

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Sunscreen Safety

Because of serious concerns about the safety of chemical sun screens, mineral filters appear to be a better choice.

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Chad-Cameroon Project Violates Human Rights

One of Africa’s largest development projects, the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, is producing human rights violations along with its oil, says Amnesty International.

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Department of Peace and Nonviolence

Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota sponsored legislation to create a Department of Peace.

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Work in San Francisco? No Sweat

Beginning in December 2005, the city of San Francisco will require all contractors to guarantee that any goods they supply are produced without “sweatshop” labor.

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A Stranger at the Door

Although Las Posadas is a beautiful ritual, the reality it addresses is a painful one: the reality of human need and exclusion.

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Burning Man, the Leave-No-Trace Arts Festival

In 2003, the Bureau of Land Management declared Burning Man the largest Leave-No-Trace event in the world.

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Darfur Genocide is Rwanda in Slow Motion

The Save Darfur Coalition, an alliance of over 100 faith-based, humanitarian and human rights organizations, is spearheading efforts to force action by the U.S. Congress

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Half of Americans Mulling Impeachment

An October poll shows a growing number of Americans are looking favorably on the idea of impeaching President George W. Bush.

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War on Terror: Coming to Your College Campus

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is funding colleges to include curricula about anti-terrorism

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Peace Movement Rallies as War Support Erodes

September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.

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Fair trade: for everyone's benefit

The fair trade movement has forged direct, stable, democratic trade relations between producers and consumers

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Drop the Debt!

Religious organizations from around the world have combined forces to convince international finance organizations to cancel the debt owed by developing nations.

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What Can Congregations Do?

Three steps for congregations towards creating new economic practices of sharing

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