YES! Magazine Blogs

Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.

A Strategy for Change?

Jim Shultz at Apr 20, 2010 11:45 AM |

The climate summit in Bolivia is based on the start of a strategy—to bring social movements inside discussions about combating climate change—but more careful planning is needed.

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Live from Cochabamba

Brooke Jarvis at Apr 20, 2010 11:43 AM | streams live from the World People's Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.

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Getting to the Heart of Interfaith

Pastor Don Mackenzie at Apr 19, 2010 12:00 PM |

Learn more about the book in which we tell the story of how our interfaith work came about.

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Social Action: The Church’s Ministry in the World

Pastor Don Mackenzie at Apr 16, 2010 09:00 AM |

Somewhere in our history, the link between inner spirituality and its expression in the world as loving social action grew faint. To renew that connection, we can draw deeply on traditions that call attention to our Oneness.

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Up By Our Bootstraps?

Andrée Zaleska at Apr 14, 2010 12:23 PM |

Sharing our stories of tough times can help us discover that we're not facing them alone—and that we can support each other in building a society that works for everyone.

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The Kid Question

Shannon Hayes at Apr 14, 2010 10:30 AM |

How one woman decided whether reproduction had a place in her quest for a sustainable life.

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Yard for Share: My Hyperlocavore Garden

Pamela O'Malley Chang at Apr 13, 2010 04:25 PM |

When the internet connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen.

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Freeing the Spirit of Change

Rabbi Ted Falcon at Apr 09, 2010 10:05 AM |

Ethical behavior and loving generosity are at the core of faith—so why is the world hurting? Rabbi Ted Falcon on why paying attention to our interconnection is the first step toward healing.

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The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care

Ken Fabert at Apr 08, 2010 05:25 PM |

When I ask New Zealanders if they would rather have a system like that in the United States, the response is a unanimous and unequivocal “No!”

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The High Cost of Cheap Coal

Brooke Jarvis at Apr 07, 2010 12:25 PM |

More and more people are recalculating the true price of coal and deciding it’s simply too high to pay.

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No Car, No Problem

Orion Kriegman at Apr 05, 2010 12:30 PM |

Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.

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Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style

Beverly Bell and Tory Field at Apr 02, 2010 12:55 PM |

Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.

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Climate Game Changer

Sarah van Gelder at Apr 02, 2010 12:25 PM |

Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?

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Moving Beyond Ego

Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Mar 29, 2010 06:12 PM |

How getting to know your inner self can help foster peace, understanding, and happiness.

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In America: Getting Beyond the Hate

Sarah van Gelder at Mar 26, 2010 12:40 PM |

Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies is the most recent sign that we have a long way to go to move beyond racism in the United States. But there are exciting signs that a move to a post-racial society is possible and may even be underway.

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Solidarity as Economic System

Beverly Bell at Mar 26, 2010 11:10 AM |

In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.

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Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community

Pastor Don Mackenzie at Mar 22, 2010 11:23 AM |

The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future.

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In Response to the Health Care Bill

Ken Fabert at Mar 20, 2010 11:15 AM |

Rather than building a safer ship, the bill packs even more passengers onto the Titanic.

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What Haitians Want from Americans (and What They Don't)

Beverly Bell at Mar 17, 2010 02:45 PM |

We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, “What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?” Here are some of their answers.

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It's Called Primary Care for a Reason

Ken Fabert at Mar 17, 2010 01:35 PM |

New Zealand prioritizes primary care, cutting down on the excess expenditures, discontinuity, and lack of access that too often characterize health care in the U.S.

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