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Social Justice

Youth, Religion and Social Responsibility: Part II

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Precisely at a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control, it is heartening to see the emergence of a new global ethic of social responsibility capturing the minds and hearts of young people all over America.

FILM: Is Brazilian Film The Future?

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

This year's Premiere Brazil film festival hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the Rio Film Festival produced a line up of films that can best be described as the art of social activism.

Social Justice and Orthodox Judaism

Tali Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tali Adler

Uri L'Tzedek, Hebrew for "Awaken to Justice," is America's first Orthodox Jewish social justice organization. Founded in 2007, it is leading an awakening within the Orthodox community.

Dear Mr. President: Time to Man Up

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

You may start by reinstating Shirley Sherrod. She deserves that much. You may go further by admitting, as the NAACP has, that you were "snookered."

Finding Parallels Between New York City and Mokattam, a Garbage Village in Cairo

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diana Mao

My experience has shown to me that even in a developed region like New York City, you will find traces of extreme economic inequality, just like in Cairo.

The Battle to Control Media Systems: The Culture of Professionalism Versus Cultures of Direct Participation

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

The fact that professional journalists turn to democracy activists to help them "save the news" shows that journalism depends on democracy.

Controversy in Wisconsin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

When we have controversy and conflict within the church and speak badly of one another as Christians, it actually turns people away from Christ.

Six Positively Promising World Cup Campaigns You Might Have Missed

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

As the eyes of the world turn elsewhere, South Africans, myself included, find themselves inspired by the creativity and entrepreneurism surrounding the spectacle. So in the spirit of optimism, here are six such examples you might have missed.

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.

Artists Unite Against the War on Drugs

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Anthony Papa

500,00 Americans are currently imprisoned because of the war on drugs. In response to this fact, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. will on May 17th host re:FORM, a unique benefit art exhibit that hopes to raise awareness of this misguided policy.

One Man's Approach to Fighting Poverty

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Maurice Lim Miller is a frontline worker in the campaign to bring economic justice to America. You won't find Maurice at academic conferences or on book tours. He treats poverty not so much as a crusade, but as a puzzle to be solved.

White People Confronting Racism

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Abby L. Ferber

Two weeks ago I participated in the eleventh annual White Privilege Conference, where I had the chance to talk with Holly Fulton, who was involved in the documentary film Traces of the Trade.

Bold Changes, Great Leaders, Big Movements

Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson

Our country is facing a glut of complex problems that no single politician, political party, or other organization can solve in a lasting way, without help. For shifts of this magnitude, we need social movements and compelling leaders.

Leviticus Loses: The Inevitability of Equal Rights for Homosexuals

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Irwin Kula

It behooves us to remember that the only difference between human rights activists and traditionalists, relatively speaking to the centuries of injustice finally being ameliorated, is having realized something just a bit earlier.

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Vognar

We do not need to totally abandon myth in order to live in the way of truth. We just need to get out of the way of acting out our myths.

The Biblical Imperative to Embrace the Immigrant

George Elerick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
George Elerick

The moment we invite the foreigner is the moment we come to accept the foreigner in us.

The United States of Transportation Inequity

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

The overwhelming majority of Americans want more public transportation, not less. But if cuts are an inconvenience for Americans who have transportation options, they can be a disaster for Americans who don't.

Weekly Pulse: U.S. Social Forum Tackles Health Issues

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of progressive activists are converging on Detroit this week for the U.S. Social For...

One Year After Cairo Speech: The U.S.-Muslim Engagement Initiative

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University in Egypt one year ago was ground-breaking and transformational. While its impact was an...

I'm A Social Justice Christian

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

I met with a couple of filmmakers at the church I serve and together we decided to create Public Service Announcements with the aim of helping people understand what social justice is and its place at the center of Christian faith.

Queen Noor at Soliya on Obama, Islam and Interpersonal Global Communications

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

No one personifies the concept of thought leader and global citizen more than the Washington, D.C.-born, U.S.-raised, Princeton-educated regal woman w...

Fathers Can Stop Violence, Too

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Zeitz

This weekend I, like many other fathers in this country, had the joy of celebrating Father's Day with my family. As Dad to five sons, I take special pleasure in helping them to become positive forces in the world.

What Dr. King Has To Say To Millenials

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Millennials want to be drum majors--highly visible leaders whose gait ripples throughout every sector of society. The question is: what type of drum majors will we be?

Reform Church President Pushes For More Social Justice

Religion News Service | By Matt Vande Bunte / The Grand Rapids Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Matt Vande Bunte / The Grand Rapids Press Religion News Service (RNS) Emboldened by the approval of a new church confession and his observations f...

My Washington Post Interview on Glenn Beck and Social Justice (VIDEO)

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Here's a video of my interview with the Washington Post on Glenn Beck and the importance of social justice.