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Why We Need Humane Education: Because Shiny Objects Can Cause Us to Alter Our Values

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 15, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

I have a confession. I’ve knowingly been contributing to the genocide of orangutans and the destruction of the rainforest. I’ve been supporting war, sweatshops, the pollution of our oceans, and the rise in global warming…. More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: ProCon.org Helps Critical Thinking About Global Ethical Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Recently the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, endorsed the website ProCon.org “for its use in critical thinking and civics education and its consistency with national Common Core standards.” We agree that it’s… More

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When Critical Thinking Proponents Fail to Think Critically

Written by Zoe Weil | 1 Comment | Published on March 28, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy vipez/Flickr. For the past several years I’ve been reading lots of books about why we often believe so many unsubstantiated things. Part of this reading is due to my fascination with human belief… More

The “Truth” About MLK, Jr.: Why We Must Teach Our Children to Think Critically

Written by Zoe Weil | 1 Comment | Published on January 21, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of minasi. Ever since I was a child, I’ve heard the injunction “Don’t believe everything you read.” This has been a warning that’s been difficult for me to heed. By nature I’m very… More

Be the Campfire, Not the Forest Fire

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 24, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

We’re swamped with some exciting projects (stay tuned), so please enjoy this repost from 11/17/10. There’s a metaphor I like to use when talking to fellow activists. I ask them to imagine two fires. The… More

The Art of Believing

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on November 16, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of Biscarotte via Creative Commons. We’re swamped with some exciting projects (stay tuned), so please enjoy this repost from 11/29/10. by Mary Pat Champeau, IHE’s Director of Education  Long ago, as a new… More

Christianity and Care for Creation: Living Out Our Faith in our Daily Lives

by Stephanie Muzekari

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 8, 2012 | Filed under Humane Education, Publications, Resources, Student Publications

Each Institute for Humane Education M.Ed./M.A. student must complete a master’s thesis. The thesis represents not only the culmination of the student’s studies, but also a creative contribution to the field of humane education. The… More

Humane Education and the Bible: Understanding What the Bible Teaches About Animals, the Environment, and Us

by Garth Knox

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 8, 2012 | Filed under Education, Humane Education, Publications, Resources, Student Publications

Each Institute for Humane Education M.Ed./M.A. student must complete a master’s thesis. The thesis represents not only the culmination of the student’s studies, but also a creative contribution to the field of humane education. The… More

It’s Time to Awaken From the Fog of Culture

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on October 1, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

There’s a politically-oriented video making the social media rounds in which actor Samuel Jackson and his young sidekick entreat the world to “Wake the F**k Up!” Often, whether the issue is political, personal, or global,… More

Taking on Animal Oppression at the Root: Carnism Action & Awareness Network

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on September 6, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image Carnism Awareness & Action Network screenshot. Our human culture teaches us that certain beliefs and behaviors are normal, necessary, and natural; it also teaches us that most of the decisions we make are intentional… More