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Kids Show How We All Should React to “Controversial” Cereal Commercial … and to Racism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

The hatred and criticism arising from the airing of Coca-Cola’s “America the Beautiful” commercial during the Super Bowl and Olympic Games opening ceremony exemplifies just how much fear, xenophobia and racism still thrive in the… More

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Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust

by Eve Bunting

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 10, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Resources, Social Studies/History

The small creatures live happily in their forest home, until one day when “the Terrible Things came” and took away all those beings with feathers. The Terrible Things return again and again, each time taking… More

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What a Humane World Looks Like: Stepping Up

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

During the Q and A part of a presentation I gave recently on living a joyful, meaningful, examined life, one of the participants asked me: “What do you do if you’re the only one in… More

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Take a Risk and Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on March 18, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of epSos. de via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate about creating a better world. Here’s an… More

Traveling with a Broken Compass: Compassion as Our North Star

by Lynne Westmoreland

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 8, 2012 | Filed under Activism, Humane Education, Humane Living, 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

Cultivating Faith, Not Fear, in Humane Education

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on November 7, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of maveric2003 via Creative Commons. Editor’s note: We’re swamped with some exciting projects (stay tuned!), so please enjoy this repost from 8/13/09. by Mary Pat Champeau, IHE’s Director of Education I attended Catholic… More

One Small Step: Do Something Scary

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 9, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” (Christopher Robin to Pooh) ~ A.A. Milne I’m a believer in pushing fear boundaries. As… More

The Importance of Persistence

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 24, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Last weekend I learned a valuable lesson about the importance of persistence. While gearing up for a whitewater rafting trip, my family and I discovered that one of the other participants had his dogs with… More