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El Salvador Sees Highest Monthly Murder Rate Since Civil War

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country'...

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Mayor Mitch Landrieu Talk Violence in America

Aspen Institute | Posted 07.03.2015 | Crime
Aspen Institute

Is violence a function of our culture? During a recent 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival session, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) and Senior Editor and National Correspondent for The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates explored this complex and provocative question.

They Shot the Wrong Girl Says Malala's Favorite Author, Khaled Hosseini

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Alison van Diggelen

On Friday, she joined her favorite author, Khaled Hosseini (of Kite Runner fame) at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley, for a hard hitting conversation about Islam, violence and her dream of one day becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan.

We Need to Pay Attention to the Burning of Black Churches

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Whites often fail to recognize the significance of the black church, tending to believe there is nothing racial about the fires today. The attack on black churches is an attack on the heart of the black community, its political, social, educational and spiritual center.

Journalism Is Red in Tooth and Claw

Nigel Barber | Posted 07.01.2015 | Media
Nigel Barber

If it bleeds, it leads is a truism of news coverage. We all sympathize with the victims of senseless violence, and their families, because we know that it could have been us, and our families. Yet, our world has never been less violent - except in news media and entertainment.

Standing at the Crossroads of Violence and Human Rights

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Books
Jonathan Horowitz

Violence All Around invites readers to see through John Sifton's eyes as he wanders through conflict zones investigating human rights abuses asking age old questions: why do we inflict violence on each other, and how can it be stopped, or at least reduced?

Is Charleston A Turning Point For America On Race?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Expect more of that from Democrats, and more talk from some in the GOP of racial matters as presidential campaign 2016 heats up. The Charleston memorial services may have marked the turning point for that.

5 Fallacies Poisoning U.S. Politics

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The last thirty years have seen private sector dominance of government. The results are disastrous and clearly seen. Tax codes and laws were established to benefit specific corporations and industries, while creating barriers to entry for new technologies and small companies.

What You Should Know About the Most Dangerous Week

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

It can be hard to understand how seeking safety can first lead to danger. When victims choose to leave a domestic violence situation, they have made one of the most courageous choices imaginable. Few people realize just how dangerous the week victims choose to leave truly is.

The Old Normal: A Tradition of Violence Toward Black Women

Howard Henderson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2015 | Black Voices
Howard Henderson, Ph.D.

As part of my Fall 2015 PhD Research Colloquium course, I extended the opportunity for my Administration of Justice Doctoral Students to begin writing for the masses. Below you will find the first acceptance of this olive branch by Whitney Threadcraft-Walker.

Sparing The Rod Will Not Spoil The Child

Rachel Jewkes | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Rachel Jewkes

I have been working in the field of gender-based violence for over 20 years and know that fathers have the potential for lifelong and positive impact on their children. Fathers who are caring, engaging, loving and respectful towards their children can equip them with a resilience essential for navigating life's challenges.

Is Islamophobia real?

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

Some people ask the question, is there really such a thing as "Islamophobia," or are Muslims merely indulging in a culture of victimhood? While most Muslims may feel that even to ask the question is an impertinence, there really are people out there asking it. So let's look at some facts.

What Editors and Booksellers Are Reading This Summer

Joseph Olshan | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Joseph Olshan

If you're an editor like myself, you have a lot of manuscripts to read. If you're a bookseller, you've got to stay on top of what's being published. This summer it seems like most of the editors and booksellers I know are reading A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's second novel.

What Do You Do When the World Is Too Much With You?

Edie Weinstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

What do you do when you have days when the "world is too much with you"? I do my best to keep from absorbing the pain and angst of those in my persona...

Whom Do We Look At After a Tragedy?

Mike Domitrz | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mike Domitrz

Nine people were killed in an act of racial terrorism. As our country and the world continues to discuss what brings so much pain, terror, and violence into our lives, one of the common reactions after a tragedy is for people to ask, "Why?"

Crying Crazy

Sarah Griffith Lund | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Sarah Griffith Lund

What can we make of Dylann Roof's motivation for turning a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, into a bloodbath? Many have speculated about his mental health and wondered, "Is this the kind of thing only a crazy person could do?"

Meatless Monday: Ramadan and Compassion -- "We Are Like Family"

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Just tweaking what we eat has huge consequences. For the first time ever, the preliminary draft of the new USDA Dietary Guidelines links reduced meat consumption to a more sustainable planet.

Reflections on Violence

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Violence All Around by John Sifton is a thoughtful, well-written book that is made stronger through Sifton's personal anecdotes, as well as his own research into the history of violence.

12 Crucial Messages We Should All Take To Heart In Light Of The Charleston Church Shooting

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

As the nation grapples with the horrific shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, The King Center -- ...

(W)right It Out

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

I always knew I had a story to tell, but just didn't know when I could tell it without severe consequences.

It's Time to End Violence Against Women

Mandy Moore | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Mandy Moore

This is an issue that affects all of us and the only way we will succeed is by including boys and men in our conversation about how to end gender-based violence. Gender-based violence is a silent epidemic that has male victims, too.

Five Game-Changing Peacebuilding Policies

Matthew Albracht | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Matthew Albracht

The science and practice of peacebuilding and conflict resolution have transcended where we presently invest our collective time, money and energy. Our social policies urgently need to catch up with proven capacities to turn these challenges around.

Thank You, Dr. Ellen Pence

Tania Bradkin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Tania Bradkin

Did you know that 1 in 4 women in the United States are victims of domestic violence? I was surprised by how little has been done to recognize Dr. Ellen Pence, the woman who founded the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Program (DAIP) utilized in all 50 states.

Our Sons

Becca Stevens | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Becca Stevens

For the past 20 years, several of us have raised our sons while working alongside survivors of trafficking, genocide and addiction. This summer, our sons have all come to work at Thistle Farms, the community we helped build.

Lilly Workneh

Hosts Of Texas Pool Party Describe What Happened Moments Before Cops Arrived

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices

Lashauna Burks said her daughter simply wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with her friends on Friday by hosting a party that promised foo...