Book Review: Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan by Eknath Easwaran
a tribute to Dorothy Stang, who died championing the rights of poor Brazilians.
The Freedom Project teaches prisoners nonviolent communication techniques and helps them to transition into communities when released.
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.
A nonviolent army stands fast, watching over human rights in the midst of conflict, a model of courageous peace.
Crowds cheer as Evo Morales is sworn in as the first indigenous president of Bolivia.
Residents of Port Townsend reach across the miles to help Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, another waterfront artist colony battered by Hurricane Katrina.
Percentage of Internet users who say being online has helped their ability to meet new people: . . .
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."
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.
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.
Peace and Justice
Months after Katrina, the displaced citizens of New Orleans march on City Hall and make demands on local, state, and federal governments.
Starhawk's second trip to New Orleans included the cleansing of contaminated soil using natural methods, as well as other relief efforts.
Resource guide for spiritual activism and progressive spiritual topics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”
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.
A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com
The average American household continually leaks about 50 watts of electricity. Eliminating that trickle, would save $1 billion annually in wasted electricity.
Clothing from companies that use sustainable materials and manufacturing practices
Because of serious concerns about the safety of chemical sun screens, mineral filters appear to be a better choice.
One of Africa’s largest development projects, the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, is producing human rights violations along with its oil, says Amnesty International.
Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota sponsored legislation to create a Department of Peace.
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.
Although Las Posadas is a beautiful ritual, the reality it addresses is a painful one: the reality of human need and exclusion.
In 2003, the Bureau of Land Management declared Burning Man the largest Leave-No-Trace event in the world.
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
An October poll shows a growing number of Americans are looking favorably on the idea of impeaching President George W. Bush.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is funding colleges to include curricula about anti-terrorism
September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.
The fair trade movement has forged direct, stable, democratic trade relations between producers and consumers
Religious organizations from around the world have combined forces to convince international finance organizations to cancel the debt owed by developing nations.
Three steps for congregations towards creating new economic practices of sharing