School on wheels brings classe...

Apr 22, 2012 by

HYDERABAD, India — On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, parking...

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Support for Tommy and His Doll

Mar 30, 2012 by

From Teaching Tolerance by Ted Palenski Camilla was drawing a doll she was planning to get with her parents over the weekend. She was...

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Trayvon Martin: thoughts from ...

Mar 26, 2012 by

I cannot stop thinking about Trayvon Martin. I can’t stop looking into his eyes in this photo which has become ubiquitous online. An...

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Liberty vs. Enterprise: Montic...

Feb 27, 2012 by

Throughout history, when the battle has been between Liberty and Enterprise, Enterprise has usually won… Three items of note caught...

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The Photograph

Feb 17, 2012 by

This picture arrived in my email box the other day. When I saw it, I was struck by the emotions it conveyed. In writing this I...

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For the Want of a Home

Feb 5, 2012 by

From Bronwyn Harris for Teaching Tolerance: Like many of us, I sometimes overuse the word “need.” I have a tendency to say that I...

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A Post About Empathy

Jan 28, 2012 by

Years ago, I was doing a lot of business travel. And I do mean a lot. I was supplementing my writing income as a public speaker. It...

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Red Tails – the film eve...

Jan 26, 2012 by

George Lucas, producer director of some of the most profitable films in Hollywood history (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), has been...

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Portraits from Kathputli Nagar

Dec 18, 2011 by

(Text and Photos by: Isaak J. Liptzin ) I arrived in Jaipur intending to stay only for a few days, but I ended up meeting a group of...

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Resurrecting Love: The Cemeter...

Dec 6, 2011 by

Sharon and I both love cemeteries. One important aspect of the work we’ve committed ourselves to along our healing journey involves...

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Himba

Sep 13, 2011 by

A hydroelectric dam threatens ancient tradition of the Himba in Namibia. Click to see the entire photo gallery The history of the...

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The Problem We All Live With

Sep 1, 2011 by

Thank you to my Coming to the Table friends Sharon Morgan and Edie Lee Harris for sharing this story. In 1960, a 6-year old African...

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Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body

Aug 12, 2011 by

– A story told by Yelena Posniak/S4C New York City – I recently had the honor to interview Supei Liu and Diana Mao, the...

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Denis Mukwege helps women rava...

Jul 13, 2011 by

A woman arrived at the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a few years ago weighing just under 62 pounds. Armed...

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Too Young to Wed – The s...

Jun 1, 2011 by

By Cynthia Gorney for National Geographic [jtabs theme=”smoothness” size=”small”]Page 1 :: Because the...

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Shocking photo created a hero,...

May 18, 2011 by

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from John Blake’s 2004 book “Children of the Movement.” The PBS documentary...

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Destroying Young Lives Should ...

Mar 23, 2011 by

From Southern Poverty Law Center It came to be known as “kids for cash.” That was the name given to the alleged $2.8 million bribery...

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On the 50th Anniversary of the...

Jan 26, 2011 by

Fifty years ago, on January 20, 1961, the torch was passed to a new generation when John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as President of...

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Scott Sisters to be released f...

Jan 18, 2011 by

UPDATE (Jan 1): Gladys Scott calls NY Times columnist Bob Herbert. Read his column about their New Year’s Eve conversation here. “I...

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Operation Small Axe

Nov 3, 2010 by

Editorial Note: This video trailer for the film Operation Small Axe is a follow-up to the article last week from Adimu Madyun. Adimu...

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Oakland, California man become...

Oct 27, 2010 by

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — On Dec. 31, 2008, Jack Bryson warned his two sons and their friends not to spend New Year’s Eve in...

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What does justice require for ...

Oct 6, 2010 by

The aspect of Restorative Justice that most people find most challenging is in dealing with offenders. When someone causes harm to...

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What does justice require for ...

Sep 29, 2010 by

If one set out to design a system for provoking intrusive post-traumatic symptoms, one could not do better than a court of law....

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