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The Issues Are Bigger Than Who You Voted For

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

Over the last couple of months, I have become far more vocal in my support of political activism. Most of the people I've heard from have been gratefu...

A Part Of The Sum: The Surprising Ease And Impact Of Civic Participation

Allison Alter | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Allison Alter

I am part of the machinery of my democratic republic. My role is so small, likely insignificant in itself, but I witness scores of others, and together we are an affront to the heinous actions attempting to stomp what makes this country so incredible.

We Salute You!: 11 Heartwarming Thank-You Cards for Military Service Members | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact

by Rex Leonowicz Beyond everything they do to keep us safe, our military service members spend long periods of time away from the comforts of home,...

How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy

Re-Give | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology

UNDISCOVERED How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy Social Actions engender beneficial outcomes for society and the environment, from ...

Picture Paw-fect: How The Internet's Best Animal Memes Are Reducing Secondhand Smoke | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact

by Rex Leonowicz "Secondhand smoke freaks meowt!" - cats True story! Pets are twice as likely to get cancer if their owner smokes. That's why DoSome...

Why 'Shadowhunters' Star Katherine McNamara and Her Puppy Are Barking Out Against Secondhand Smoke | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact

By Rex Leonowicz Onscreen, as the star of Freeform's Shadowhunters, Katherine McNamara is a part-human, part-angel demon hunter. Offscreen, the 22-ye...

Why Black Olives Matter

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Rebekah Iliff

In a recent excerpt from Maria Popova's "Brainpickings," she cleverly urges the reader to discover one of novelist John Steinbeck's most intimate explorations, which were originally written as letters addressed to his two young sons.

College Students Want to Keep Guns Off Their Campus. Today We're Giving Them a Way to Make That Happen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact

Today, we're amplifying young people's voices and, beyond that, giving them a tangible way to keep their school safer from gun violence. This is the Guns Out campaign, a national initiative that is activating thousands of students to demand their college president take a public stand against guns on campus.

A Palette for Activism in the Arts and a Call for Action

Annette Blum | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Annette Blum

I have lived an unusual life made up of unique and powerful moments and experiences that provide a window into my varied passionate areas of interest.

Pope Fancis's New Interreligious Dialogue of Action

Donald W. Mitchell | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion
Donald W. Mitchell

Participants agreed that it is not religion per say that causes conflict, but individuals who exploit religion for personal, commercial and political gains. They agreed to return home and pursue the following in the spirit of fraternity.

Use Your Power October 1 and Then Every Day in Some Small Way

Lisa Solod | Posted 10.01.2016 | Women
Lisa Solod

Women have so much more economic power than we even realize. Every day we make decisions about what to buy for ourselves and our family, how to stretch a budget, what can stay and what needs to go, and how to get the most for our money. Every day we affect huge economic change. This is a far cry from my mother's generation.

Spirituality: From Band-Aid to Transformation

Paula Vital | Posted 06.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

"Do not think the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow minded and bound to present views. Learn and pract...

Passover Is a Prelude to Action

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Every year on Passover, Jewish people recall that "once we were slaves and now we are free." We dip celery in salt water to remember the tears of the Israelites in captivity.

Quantum Lip

Jan Phillips | Posted 04.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jan Phillips

quantum leap; noun. 1. Physics. an abrupt transition of a system from one of its discrete states to another, 2. any sudden and significant change, a...

The More Things Change: A Few Depressing Thoughts on Bias

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

As we neared the end of our peer group meeting, one of the women brought up the difficulty she was having in finding baby dolls of color to donate to a charity she supports. The conversation moved on to finding good books with ethnically diverse characters for young readers.

Robin Williams' Sorrow and Terror

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Marc Erlbaum

Life gives us constant opportunities to give up, to abandon ourselves to the conclusion that the great drama in which we are all actors is ultimately more tragedy than comedy.

Social Entrepreneurship Education: Helping Our Students Make a Difference

Rumeet Billan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

It is through social entrepreneurship education that we not only impact the lives of our students, we impact those whose lives they change.

Making Change in a Snap: Social Action Digitized

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Noah Fitzgerel

While many websites have enabled charities and foundations to accrue vast amounts of money, Changesnap is predicated on the notion that time is often just as important as dollars to social change.

How We Create the World

Jan Phillips | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Jan Phillips

The creative journey is a heroic thing. It is a pilgrimage to the center of our lives where transmute tragedies and triumphs into new forms conjured in our private hours and offered to others like food for the soul, a wrap against the chill.

Shabbat Supper with Dr. King

Lynn Schusterman | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Lynn Schusterman

This weekend, in honor of the more than 1,200 people from New York to Knoxville to San Francisco symbolically invited Dr. King to Shabbat dinner.

A Call To Action For Humanity

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

Feasting on Optimism

Amy Schrier | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Amy Schrier

The solutions to social problems of the future will be born in the minds of optimists.

Freedom Summer

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

The program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

On a Mission With

Amy Schrier | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Amy Schrier

For some time I had been ruminating on the growing need for a humanitarian media brand, a source of content, videos, articles, photography and community that would serve as a platform for dialogue among the growing number of people interested in social action.

An Opinion on Kony 2012: Slactivism and Gullible Youth

TNGG | Posted 05.08.2012 | College

There are other ways to get rid of Kony and end the exploitation of children in Africa that don't include violence or the American military. We shouldn't always fight violence with violence.