All content related to hope Page 1 of 4

a seed sprouting in the raina seed sprouting in the rain

The Possibility of Possibility

Written by Lynne Westmoreland | No Comments | Published on April 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lynne Westmoreland I awoke this morning with the realization of how much is right with the world. My mind and heart were filled with gratitude for the heron that flew over us yesterday and… More

graffiti tag saying "Happy Holidays" with girl standing in frontgraffiti tag saying "Happy Holidays" with girl standing in front

Are the Holidays Wearing You Down or Filling You Up? It’s Your Choice

Written by Lynne Westmoreland | 3 Comments | Published on December 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lynne Westmoreland This is the time of year set aside to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and Kwanzaa. The themes of the season are the return of hope, abundance, and protection, the return… More

larch tree needleslarch tree needles

Sowing Hope, One Tree at a Time

Written by Shannon Finch | No Comments | Published on March 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Shannon Finch Two summers ago while painting the outside of my house, the sound of chainsaws from the property behind us jolted me from my reverie. My horses ran in panicked circles as a… More

bluedotssbluedotss

Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Shoulders” Inspires Collective Action for Our “Blue Dot” Home

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

While it’s vital that we as humane educators help teach others about challenging issues so that they can make informed choices aligned with their values, it’s equally vital that we do so in a way… More

batch of newsstandsbatch of newsstands

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

Book Cover: Orville: A Dog's StoryBook Cover: Orville: A Dog's Story

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

old newspaper titled "The News of the World"old newspaper titled "The News of the World"

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

Book cover: A Child's GardenBook cover: A Child's Garden

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

sad teen siting on bedsad teen siting on bed

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