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Staying Current, Lessening the Despair

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on December 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

What if when we listened to or read the news, we heard stories about people creating humane, practical solutions to the urgent problems of the world? What if the feelings of helplessness and despair were… More

Good News Network

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 26, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The Good News Network is full of inspiring stories of people doing big and small good things for other people, animals, and the earth. More

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Orville: A Dog Story

by Haven Kimmel

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 19, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Resources

Orville, a homeless dog, is about to give up on life when he is taken in by a farm family. His neglect at their hands is almost as bad as his previous life, and he… More

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6 Sources for Positive News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Part of my job at IHE involves skimming news sources to keep updated on global ethical issues. Some days can be especially challenging, when the headlines are filled with cruelty, suffering, injustice and destruction. Especially… More

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A Child’s Garden: A Story of Hope

by Michael Foreman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2013 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Media & Culture, Peace, Resources, Social Studies/History

When a young boy discovers a tiny green shoot amidst the rubble and ruin that has become his home after a violent conflict, he nurtures the plant (a grapevine), until it grows so large that… More

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Most Teens Don’t Think the World is Becoming a Better Place

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on May 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

At the EARCOS conference, one of the other keynote speakers was Michael Furdyk, co-founder of TakingITGlobal, a fantastic organization we’ve written about and highlighted at IHE. During his keynote, Michael shared an interesting (if not… More

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The Boston Marathon Bombing Cannot Change the Reality that Goodness Trumps Evil

Written by Zoe Weil | 3 Comments | Published on April 16, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

It’s easy to feel despair in the wake of evil. I read a post on Facebook after the Boston Marathon bombing from a person who wondered if she wanted to keep living after such a… More

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Take This One Small Step for Big Change in Education

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 28, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of cruiznbye/Flickr As the president of the Institute for Humane Education I spend most of my days advancing the field of humane education, training people to be humane educators, and working to transform… More

Finding Compassion in the Midst of Cruelty

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on February 15, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Many of us become humane educators because we care deeply and passionately about helping other people, nonhuman animals, and the earth. So, when we witness or hear about acts of cruelty, suffering, injustice, and destruction,… More

What Can We Do When Children Cannot Imagine a Better World?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on January 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of Tom Hickmore 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