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Searching for Hope in Political Chaos: Conversations with Merton & Kierkegaard

Michael Stark | Posted 09.25.2016 | Religion
Michael Stark

There was a bumper sticker that was prevalent about a decade ago in Christian circles. It read, "God is not a democrat or republican." Despite its red...

This Sunday: The Red Hook Regatta (3D Boat Race)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.22.2016 | New York
Alex Schattner

Brought to you by Pioneer Works, the 2nd Annual Red Hook Regatta is a 3D-printed boat race at Valentino Pier. It is also the brain-child of famed arti...

The Art of Using Film to Transform the Lives of Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

NationSwell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact

Comics, with their rowdy action boxed within firm, familiar lines and violence reduced to harmless bams, thwacks and kapows, give Mario Rivera the abi...

I Choose the Benefit of the Doubt

Living Room Conversations | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

by Jen Barton The Declaration of Independence speaks of inalienable rights, meaning rights that can't be taken away. Thomas Jefferson defines these r...

What's The Deal With Colin Kaepernick?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 09.16.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

The racial tensions confronting us are painfully puzzling and deeply disturbing. The deterioration of civil discourse across our country is alarming.

When it Comes to Natural Capital, it's Easy to Forget that We're on the Same Team

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 09.19.2016 | Green
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Mark Gough, Executive Director of the...

Politics Of The Heart In Albany, CA

Jon Raj | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Raj

Who I am today has been largely shaped by the battles I have fought my entire life. From the moment I acknowledged my sexuality I have struggled with...

VIDEO: Eastside Sol Celebrates Community, Culture, and Clean Energy in Los Angeles

Jorge Madrid | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Jorge Madrid

EAST SIDE SOL 2016 from Youth Speak Media Solutions on Vimeo. By: Luis Gutierrez, Senior Associate, Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN) and ...

Forty-five years of people power

Jennifer L Morgan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Jennifer L Morgan

After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories - one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the ...

Why My Twitter Feed is Singing About Placemaking

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.11.2016 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

My Twitter stream is alive with the sound of placemaking.  While those are not the exact Sound of Music lyrics we remember, I am as guilty as anyone...

My 9/11 Walk Your Talk Pilgrimage

Donna Henes | Posted 09.10.2016 | New York
Donna Henes

When the planes flew into the Twin Towers, I was out of the country. It took me more than a week to be able to get past the sealed borders and return ...

Together, We Remember September 11

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Our country is better than this. We need to focus on what unites us, not on who yells the loudest. We need to support each other in times of need, because we all find ourselves in need at one point or another. And we must to work together to find answers to the difficult issues of our time.

Preventing Violent Extremism 15 Years After 9/11

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

In the months after the 9/11 attacks, most Americans felt that the threats we faced from terrorists were limitless. Anything seemed possible if al-Qaeda militants could enter our country, learn to fly airplanes, and then crash commercial flights into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

The Power Of Community -- Both Actual And Virtual -- And A Lost Tortoise

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Sometimes, it takes a village to rescue a tortoise. I was driving down my alley when I spied an animal ambling along the entrance to my garage. Was it a possum out during the day? A wounded cat? I got out of my car to avoid hitting it and ... it was a huge tortoise.

Groovefest: The Longest Running Human Rights Event Out Of Norman, OK

Jack Healey | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
Jack Healey

Written By: Charlotte Barber and Jack Healey If I told you that the longest running human rights event in the world is held in the same state that...

City Gates: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Charles R. Wolfe

The city gate of old in Acaya, Italy: form follows function A year of political obsession with walls along national borders has me contemplating city...

Environmental Action and the Power of Humility

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Yesterday I spent some quiet time observing the shores of a local lake. On the sandy beach I noticed lots of small anthills in an otherwise barren landscape. I asked myself how ants survive in an environment that would kill me in no time.

5 Lessons From the Founder of a Platform That Funds Community Projects

Deep Patel | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Deep Patel

For Jase Wilson, it all started with a love of cities. He had a passion for understanding how they were built, and ended up studying them in college. Along the way, he nurtured a deep appreciation for open spaces, parks and playgrounds.

Designing Mother-Centered Solutions in Uganda: A Maternal Health Network for Vulnerable Women

Andy Bryant | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

I have the great pleasure of hosting blog pieces from our exemplary partners on this platform. Today's blog comes from our Ugandan-based partner, S.O....

How To Feel On Top Of The World

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Exhilaration, elation, happiness, pride, and attitude -- these are words that would describe the feeling of being on top of the world. To me that feel...

7 Ways A Supportive Community Helps Women In Business Thrive

Emily Cassel | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Emily Cassel

I believe that sisterhood among women is one of the first steps we can take toward pursuing our soulful mission in the world, and is vital to our continued success and feeling free, fulfilled, and in flow as 21st century women.

Why The Media Isn't Showing You Louisiana's Historic Flooding

Skye Cooley | Posted 08.18.2016 | Media
Skye Cooley

My younger brother, who as I write this is on his way to Baton Rouge to help flood victims, and I spent the better part of this last week doing two th...

"We All Cherish Our Children's Future. And We Are All Mortal."

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Steven Cohen

This has been an intense week. Even here by the beach in Long Island, the air is so thick you could slice it, and the electric grid is straining to me...

World Bank Must Prioritize Genuine Citizen Engagement

Nezir Sinani | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Nezir Sinani

More than thirty years ago, in response to disastrous effects of its development projects, the World Bank Group (WBG) instituted the first of eight safeguard policies designed to "prevent or mitigate adverse impacts of its projects on people and the environment." But they need updating.

Status: It's Complicated

Rev. Gwen Thomas | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices
Rev. Gwen Thomas

My theory is that perhaps all the violence, state-sanctioned murder and unbelievable minimization of African Americans' reality and suffering requires that our psyches create some defense mechanism to survive the inundated news and media blasts of domestic terrorism.