Summer 2013 : Love and the Apocalypse
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Love and the Apocalypse
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From the Editors
Don’t Let the Apocalypse Get You Down
The climate crisis is spinning out of control, and the gap between the rich and poor continues to grow unabated. It’s time to let the radical uncertainty of this moment enlarge our sense of possibility.Read more
What’s Love Got to Do with the Apocalypse? We Asked This Group of Young Leaders
On life, leadership, and the future in an age of catastrophic change.Sarah van Gelder
For a Future that Won’t Destroy Life on Earth, Look to the Global Indigenous Uprising
Idle No More is the latest incarnation of an age-old movement for life that doesn't depend on infinite extraction and growth. Now, armed with Twitter and Facebook, once-isolated groups from Canada to South America are exchanging resources and support like never before.
Click Here to Kick Glenn Beck Off the Air: Web Activism’s Big Wins—and What to Do Next
It was online campaigning that got Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck's shows canceled. But the real power of Internet activism is what happens after we step away from the screen.
Mark Engler & Paul Engler
What to Say When People Say “It’s Impossible”
10 smart conversation starters to address some standard defenses of the status quo.
Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It
When pranksters and creative organizers create temporary utopias, the experience leaves us wanting more—and ready to work hard to get it.
Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There
The Indian leader saw nonviolence as an active and powerful thing—not just the absence of war.
Madhu Suri Prakash
Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal
Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action.
A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them
Traditional organizing makes opponents into “enemies,” but a new crop of activists is using love and empathy to create new alliances and possibilities.
Love and Power: When Are they Generative, Instead of Destructive?
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” How to find the balance.
Slave and Slaveholder Descendants Break Free of History’s Trauma—Together
Responding to past traumas like slavery and acts of terrorism can heal us—and future generations.
Lisa Gale Garrigues
Solutions We LoveExplore Section
Dar Williams: Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending
We can’t change the world if we can’t even sing together—a star folk singer on what happens if political music dies.
Meet the Refreshing Evangelical Who’s Leading a Revival—of “the Common Good”
Pastor Jim Wallis has been arrested for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, builds bridges between polarized politicians, and pushes Christians to worry less about gay marriage and more about justice. And even better—there’s a whole new generation following his lead.
Sarah van Gelder
Why the TransPacific Partnership is a Scary Big (Trade) Deal
A super-sized NAFTA, the TPP gives foreign corporations privileges that can override domestic laws on environmental health and citizens’ rights. Here’s why we shouldn’t let it pass without a fight.
Georgia Professors Teach Undocumented Students—for Free
Georgia is one of three states that exclude undocumented students from full access to higher education. "Freedom University" operates on the principle that “you can stop me from going to a UGA classroom, but you can’t stop a UGA professor from teaching me.”
People We Love
This Guy Moved Into His Parents’ House So a Homeless Family Could Live in His
Three extraordinary, everyday people who will make your day better.
Chris Francis & Katrina Rabeler
Marriage Equality Victories Show How Change Happens, One Step at a Time
Before 2004, no state allowed same-sex marriage. Today, it's legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia. If you want to see how political progress is made, look to the local level.
The Page That Counts
The Page That Counts: Summer 2013
Years it took for the human population to grow from 1 billion to 2 billion: 123. Years it took to grow from 6 billion to 7 billion: 12
Culture ShiftExplore Section
Yes! But How?