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Street Food and Urban Culture

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.12.2012 | New York
Fabio Parasecoli

Both gourmet food trucks and allegedly messy carts are constitutive elements of the NYC foodscape. Any attempt at deciding what category of vendor is better somehow goes against the very spirit of the city.

Women's World

Liza Donnelly | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly

International Women's Day is a day to recognize all women around the globe who do so much for so little. It's a day for women from all countries to come together and recognize our similarities and differences.

"Sponsor a Child" Is More Than Just a Popular Strategy to End Poverty -- It's a Deliberate, Long-Term Approach

Mark Hanlon | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Mark Hanlon

There are discernable outcomes when a child is known, loved and protected out of the cycle of poverty.

A New Paradigm Of Respect For Women

Zach Hunter | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Zach Hunter

Know this, girls and women: you are absolutely beautiful. God doesn't measure you according to the world's standards or compare you with some airbrushed model on a magazine cover.

Purim And Taxes: Paying Civilization's Price

Ari Hart | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Ari Hart

A careful study of the talmudic and halakhic sources reveals a clear ethic for taxation. It is the Jewish people's responsibility to manifest these authentic Torah values in the world.

Choosing Justice: We Can't Consume Our Way To A Better World

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

We must make ethical buying choices because it is the right thing to do. But we can't end there. We must raise our voices and tell the corporations that we will not eat or wear the products of exploitation.

WATCH: Ending Poverty In Our Time

Derek Flood | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

It will only happen if we all get involved. If we use our intelligence, our money and our influence to make a difference. It will only happen If we are willing to make some sacrifices in the name of compassion.

Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

I believe this is an Amber Alert time for millions of our nation's poor children and that everyone needs to be on the lookout for the children, to ensure the children's health, safety and education, and to see that justice is done.

Somali War Criminal Liable for Crimes Against Humanity

Pamela Merchant | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Pamela Merchant

Just days ago, Somali General Samantar appeared in a federal court and did something that no high-ranking person from the former military dictatorship of Siad Barre has ever done -- he accepted liability for human rights abuses.

Environmental Justice a Form of Social Justice

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Warren J. Blumenfeld

A so-called "free-market" economic system lacking in environmental protections is tantamount to a social system deficient of civil and human rights protections for minoritized peoples.

Catholics and Muslims In NYC And Beyond Work Together To Help The Neediest

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

Both Islam and Catholicism share a deep commitment to service, and Catholics and Muslims can benefit the wider society by working together.

What Is Women's Role in Advancing Peace?

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Nancy K. Kaufman

Could women actually make a difference and change the equation when it comes to peacemaking in the broadest sense?

Standing On The Side Of Love For Marriage Equality

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

After teaching our children a bit about love, marriage equality and justice, we made Valentines to send to the N.Y. State representatives who voted to support marriage equality.

Human Rights Is a Lifestyle Choice, Not a Fad

Elischia Fludd | Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact
Elischia Fludd

I am often plagued by the nonsensical way in which things operate. World systems for economy, international dialogue and civic participation all seem foreign to the way they should intuitively run.

An Interview With Imam Mohamed Magid Of ADAMS Center

Jack Gordon | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Jack Gordon

ADAMS is one of the largest Muslim communities/mosques in the D.C. Metro Area and in the United States. It engages in regular interfaith, government relations, social services and community service.

Making Meaning In Tough Times

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Jewish law in fact, commands that no matter how poor you are, you are commanded to give.

Deep Calls To Deep: Re-imagining The Altar Call

Charles Howard | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Charles Howard

It's a powerful moment. Full of potential and a holy discomfort. Courage and celebration. The altar call, the moment of decision, the invitation to Christian discipleship.

For the Love of Justice: A Valentine's Day Tribute to Frederick Douglass

Hugh Hogan | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Hugh Hogan

In honor of Frederick Douglass' activism, here is my Valentine's Day message to New Yorkers who want to make this city a fairer, more caring and compassionate place.

My Top Ten Beliefs as a Social Entrepreneur

Asher Hasan | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Asher Hasan

I believe that all human beings have intrinsic value: Regardless of their ethnicity, religion, etc. For those of us who have faith we were all created by the same Creator and therefore should respect ALL of his creations.

Realize the Dream!

Elischia Fludd | Posted 04.09.2012 | Good News
Elischia Fludd

To make poverty and peace tangible issues requires taking multiple steps in ways that are conscious to the spirit of humanity. The good news is that like anything else, you start by putting one foot in front of the other.

Isaiah 58 And The Fast For DC Statehood

Jeremy John | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Jeremy John

God is asking for the fast that moves beyond prayer and the negation of food to reform our economic relationships of injustice, to undo the cords of oppression.

When Pro-Life Is Pro-Choice

Robin Koerner | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Paul's pro-life views are personal. The country needs to understand that a leader can hold a view fervently without having to impose it on the country as national policy.

Would Martin Luther Vote For Barack Obama?

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 03.30.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

If Luther was living today and had the opportunity to vote, I believe wholeheartedly that the political views of President Barack Obama would resonate with his vision of universal needs for all.

No Fooling, National Day of Action for the Right to Exist: April 1st

Paul Boden | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Paul Boden

We are building a movement to reclaim our communities for all members: not just those who set the rents. We must make clear the myriad of ways in which our community members are treated as though they are less than human.

GOP Nostalgia Is A Symptom Of Privilege

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The fact is that, unless you're a white, Christian, straight male, there's little to look back to and say "yeah, I was better off back then."