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Why the Symbolic Lynching at Ole Miss Matters

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Today's guest post was written by tonya thames taylor. The most recent transgression at the University of Mississippi, affectionately called "Ole Mi...

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Don't Give Men Guns

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Gina Barreca

Women will be able to buy and own guns but not be permitted to share them with our male counterparts. Why? Because it's clear that men don't know how to handle weapons.

Pray Less, Do More

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Sadly, there isn't a shortage of tragedies in black communities. Read any newspaper in any part of the country, from Detroit to Omaha to Chicago to Ne...

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

'Less Violent' Does Not Have to Mean 'Apathetic'

Marc Gopin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Marc Gopin

Americans may be getting less violent, but we should absolutely not be getting more apathetic and isolationist. The world is a dangerous place with some very violent people in it, as well as some very unfortunate wars between groups that have been set against each other by proxies.

Why You Shouldn't Be Celebrating El Chapo's Arrest

Jack Cahn | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Jack Cahn

The world is celebrating. But is this really cause for celebration? A meta-analysis of 306 studies found that analogous to the case of alcohol prohibition in the United States, strict enforcement of drug policies in Latin America has only increased violence and organized crime.

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

The End of Dayton? With Bosnia on Fire, What Comes Next

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Mark V. Vlasic

Change is never easy, but in Bosnia, it often comes at a bloody cost. Let us hope that a hundred years after the start of WWI, leaders on both sides of the Atlantic step in, to ensure the fires of Bosnia spark reforms, not new confrontations.

Venezuelans Unite: From Streets to Cyberspace

Michael Solis | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Michael Solis

Over 11,000 miles away from her home country, Venezuela, Haydee Izaguirre was stunned as she watched the movie scene that her country had become on February 12, 2014.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

VIDEO: Steve Chalke on Taking the Bible Beyond Fundamentalism and Atheism

Derek Flood | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Derek Flood

Chalke, along with these other leaders, represents a growing shift, especially among younger Evangelicals, towards a more affirming, compassionate and thoughtful face of Evangelicalism, and this flows into how Scripture is interpreted and applied.

Tai Chi in Beirut (貝魯特的太極練習課)

Emily O'Dell | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

With car bombs exploding almost every week in Lebanon, it's only natural for those of us living here to feel stressed out. Everyone has their own way of coping.

Toughness, Sensitivity Not Mutually Exclusive in a 'Real Man'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
The University of Central Florida Forum

As a Women's Studies instructor, I am familiar with the association of feminism with man-hating but am equally familiar with the mythology of such assumptions.

Stopping Campus Violence Starts Long Before Orientation

Ali Safran | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Ali Safran

The current discussion around sexual violence has largely ignored high school perpetrators and their victims, and how those same perpetrators often go on to become the college campus sexual assaulters we hear about.

To Kiss or Not To Kiss Nicholas Kristof, Mental-Health Policy Wonk

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

People with serious mental illness would tell you that what they seek is a world without stigma, a world where they don't have to fear losing their jobs or their lovers because of any perceived association with criminals.

Does Being Hurt Ignite a Desire in Us to Hurt Others?

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

After meeting a Syrian man who defected from Syria at the airport, I wrote these thoughts from 30,000 feet above on my way to Washington, D.C. fr...

Violence Packs a Uniquely Devastating Punch on the Poor

Cameron Conaway | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Through reflecting on countless conversations, travels, lectures and books one aspect of violence is made particularly clear: Our world's poorest people are especially vulnerable to it.

Tired of the Violence

Larry Strauss | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Larry Strauss

Gun control. Self-control. Lack of parental control. There is a lot to say about senseless killing -- and there is very little other kind of killing on the streets of South Los Angeles and many other communities.

Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

Gary Haugen | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Indeed, in global comparisons, perhaps no disparity is greater than the yawning gap between the justice systems of the haves and the have-nots. When only the rich can afford safety, the gap between rich and poor widens and deepens.

United Nations' Invitation and Irans Reversal

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Many nations attending the Geneva II conference, including the United States, appear to have been totally caught off guard by a recent hastily organized news conference and announcement issued by U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Is Pacification Increasing Violence Against Women in Rio's Favelas?

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Juliana Schwartz

It is unclear what is causing the increase in violence against women in Rio's favelas. But here is what I do know: Rio has one of the most blatant and fascinating systems of control when it comes to keeping poor people of color marginalized.

America Cannot Shake Off Its Legacy of Racial Violence

David A. Love | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Martin Luther King Day is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of certain inconvenient problems in America that are unfortunately not subjects for polite discussion. One of them is racial violence.

WATCH: Russell Simmons Talks NY Peace Week

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

January 15 marked the beginning of this year's edition of NY Peace Week, a seven-day effort to tame violence on New York City streets in honor of the ...

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

Michael Shank | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?