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Responding to Terror

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

While a narrow fanatic outlook can only lead to differences that divide us, it requires wisdom and a broad vision to go past them and arrive at values that unite us. The world needs the latter and not the former!

The Gay Marriage Ruling And A Fight To Make Ohio and America Whole

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Anti-LGBT bullying and job and housing bias persist in America's heartland, as do misguided drives by some extremists to give bigotry justified by religion the force of law. But even they see the writing on the wall. The days of the gay exception are numbered.

How One California City Pays Its Most Violent Offenders To Stay Out Of Trouble

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime

As Baltimore, already in the national spotlight over the police killing of Freddie Gray, endured its deadliest month in almost 40 years, the search fo...

10 Things to Know About Bruce Rauner's Budget Plan for Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The third installment of Rauner's "Bring Back Blueprint" outlined the candidate's "Jobs and Growth Agenda" and followed up on previous sections that f...

Want to Fight Sexual Violence? Look to the Labor Movement

Sheerine Alemzadeh | Posted 04.23.2014 | Chicago
Sheerine Alemzadeh

As an anti-rape activist, I propose taking a look at our sisters in the labor movement and learning by example to build our constituencies and gain momentum on difficult and long-ignored workplace violence issues.

Why Honduran Election Fraud Is an LGBT Issue

Jack Harrison-Quintana | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jack Harrison-Quintana

We were invited among the many groups serving as monitors in hopes that these elections would not be plagued by the rigging and fraud that were seen in the 2009 sham. Unfortunately what my queer colleagues and I saw was anything but free and fair.

The Key to Solving Absolutely Everything...

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dan Duffy

His book Shake the World (now available in paperback from Penguin Books), is about people who decided to use their voices and ideas to change and enhance the lives of countless people all over the earth.

Oakland's First Fridays and Art Murmur: Let's Raise This Baby Outside the Box

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 02.27.2013 | San Francisco
Pamela Mays McDonald

We must take back our streets from violence and fear. And what better opportunity than when we have all gathered together to celebrate beauty?

How The Quest For World Peace Starts With You

Suna Senman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Fifty
Suna Senman

Every moment is a choice to go in the direction of peace or to feed the fires of violence. Since everything begins as a thought, we need to observe our thoughts - not judge them, but know what they are.

Mexican Anti-Violence Activist Shot To Death

AP | JAVIER QUINTERO and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

HERMOSILLO, Sonora — An activist who publicly accused police officers of kidnapping his teenage son was shot to death in an attack that instantl...

We Need Education, Not Guns, to Combat Sexual Assault

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 01.05.2012 | Women
Heather Wood Rudúlph

I'm not against women practicing their Second Amendment right to bear arms if it makes them feel more safe. But it'd be far more effective if we educated the masses about sexual crimes.

Schools Tackle Teen Dating Violence After Tragic Stabbing

Posted 12.12.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District is reevaluating teen dating violence prevention in the wake of the tragic death of South East High student Cin...

Pregnant Woman, Infant Wounded In Separate Chicago Shootings

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Less than a week after a pregnant teen was fatally shot, another pregnant woman and an infant were wounded in gun violence on Chicago's South Side. ...

Chicago Teen Shot Dead On Same Day As Anti-Violence March

Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

Though violent crime in Chicago is down this summer, young people have been particularly vulnerable to gun violence in recent months. This weekend, th...

Bullies, Bullied, Bystanders, or Bullet Proof -- How the Arts Help Break the Cycle of School Violence

Kristen Paglia | Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

Arts education, particularly theater education, may be an effective method of teaching young people tolerance, and helping them recognize, and stand up against, injustice.