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An Open Letter to Sexual Assault Victims

Jill Amery | Posted 02.05.2017 | Crime
Jill Amery

It's all over the news, and as the Jian Ghomeshi trial begins, my hands are frigid. Yours may be, too. There are so many of us who have been sexual assault victims.

Anthony Cirilo Talks about Poetry of Witness

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home
Loren Kleinman

Anthony Cirilo is a graduate of Rutgers-Newark's MFA program in poetry. His poems and reviews have appeared in the Paris-American, Drunken Boat, and T...

Is Your Will Properly Signed and Witnessed?

Brad Reid | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Some commentators also suggest that the entire will signing ceremony be recorded on video as an additional source of evidence concerning the mental state and competency of the testator. This is not legally required and a testator should consult her or his attorney.

Prosecuting Child Abuse Just Got (a Bit) Easier

Joan Meier | Posted 07.08.2016 | Crime
Joan Meier

In one fell swoop, and a unanimous one at that, the Supreme Court in Ohio v. Clark both helped ensure child abusers may be successfully prosecuted, and resolved several open questions about the scope of the Sixth Amendment confrontation right.

"Let Jesus Show!" A Christmas Sermon on Luke 2:1-20

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The beloved author Frederick Buechner tells the story about a Christmas pageant a friend of his took part in as the rector of an Episcopal church. Buechner writes:

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

Are You Perpetrating Crimes Against Yourself?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Anneli Rufus

Stopping ourselves from hating ourselves starts with claiming the responsibility of being our own active witnesses: shocked, as witnesses are, at first. Then jolted into motion. Bold. We have someone to save. And yes, someone to save him or her from.

Kelly McGillis: 'I Have to Be True to Myself'

Greg Archer | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

She was one of the darlings of Hollywood, but by the '90s, she was ready to take a break from Tinseltown and used her self-imposed reprieve as a time to reflect and reboot, both personally and professionally.

Mindfulness: Has Your Ego Slipped Inside Your Witness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Mindfulness is more than a social media trend. True mindfulness is a challenge that requires the fierceness of an awareness warrior, but it is a challenge that is well worth the effort.

Overcoming the Biggest Pitfall of Mindfulness

Michael Taft | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Are you feeling stuck in your practice? Did meditation lead to big positive life changes early on, but now years later you're just sort of treading water with no sense of making progress? Mindfulness meditation is an extremely helpful and useful practice, but that doesn't mean that it's perfect, or that it has no pitfalls.

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Video Activists: 6 Great Digital Cameras on a Budget

Witness | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact


Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

Martus enables human rights defenders on the front lines of fighting abuse to stay safe and protects the identities of those who would face violence and repression for telling their stories.

Can Drones Be Used for Social Good?

Witness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgA wealth of thought must be invested in considering how drones could be used to capture evidence of human rights violations.

FIFA Never Thought They'd Have to Go on a PR Tour of Brazil to Sell... Soccer (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgTo show they are serious about stopping forced evictions, FIFA must do more than just send PR representatives to Brazil to do damage control.

How to Explain Forced Evictions in 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgForced evictions happen every day, on every continent and yet many of us would likely struggle to define it, even if you've actually seen it happen.

Why Archiving Your Video Is More Important Than You Think

Witness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact

In today's digital environment, it is easier than ever to capture video, building a large collection quickly. However, just as quickly the files can be lost, corrupted, or rendered unusable.

Why Were We So Jubilant And Despondent After The Zimmerman Verdict?

Daniel Simon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

There have been few times in the typical American political debate where many whom are politically active and not have had such strong sentiments towa...

Why Our Thoughts Are Not Real

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Let's say that at this moment you are having a thought about a friend, something specific that she did, and what you want to say to her in response. That friend who you are thinking about is not experiencing your thought. If you don't engage with that thought, it will literally not exist.

Patton Oswalt and Prodigal Sam: A Love Story

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Have you heard about that thing that happened with that comedian Patton Oswalt and that dude who does funny tweets called @prodigalsam? It got me thinking about the book of Philippians and how we might learn from Sam, a campus minister, about what it means for followers of Jesus.

Director David Frankham's 'WITNESS' Views Conflict Through Photojournalists' Eyes

Turnstyle | Posted 01.19.2013 | TV

By Noah J. Nelson "The one thing that I keep coming back to with this show is that I feel like it's hard for people to behave badly and to do the kin...

How To Help End The Cycle Of Bullying, From Carrie Goldman (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | Home

Carrie Goldman, parenting expert and author of "Bullied", told me that the most important thing you can do to help stop the cycle of bullying is to ta...

How To Be A 'Good Witness' To Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Do you have the presence of unconditional support for your projects and the challenges they bring? Do enjoy the value of a good listener who offers no comment or criticism but who is simply there for you?

My Movie Bucket List: Movie vs. Film?

Rachel DeChiara | Posted 09.17.2012 | Teen
Rachel DeChiara

What makes something a film versus a movie? I think a good amount of people would claim that they are the same thing. However, some would say that a film carries more prestige.

YouTube Launches Human Rights Channel

Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact

Gone are the days when YouTube simply served as a portal for viral videos that are entertaining and cute -- but not much more. After effectively of...

Rare Series Follows Combat Photojournalists

Posted 04.29.2012 | Media

HBO is getting "Witness," a new documentary series that follows young combat photojournalists as they document conflicts in Mexico, Libya, Uganda and ...