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What’s the Big Idea

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 24, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

What’s the Big Idea seeks to introduce middle school students to philosophical (moral and ethical) concepts through film and discussion. The website offers film clips, discussion questions and follow-up activities on topics such as bullying,… More

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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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Having Trouble Inspiring Positive Change? Maybe You’re Not Speaking the Right Language

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 13, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy Sacca/Flickr. Tell me about the personal economic benefits of weatherizing my home or of driving less, and I’m likely to lose interest quickly. Tell me that taking those actions will cause less harm… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on September 25, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. President Obama issues executive… More

Since Other Animals Are Predators, Why Shouldn’t We Eat Animals?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on September 19, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy Zoe Weil. 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 excerpt from “Since Other… More

What a Humane World Looks Like: Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on September 3, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image couresy of anjuli_ayer via Creative Commons. “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been an active citizen or humane educator for any length of time, you’ve probably heard those words a fair amount. You may… More

Ethics Without Indoctrination

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Note: Zoe is on vacation, so please enjoy this repost from 12/22/10.. In an essay entitled “Ethics Without Indoctrination,” from a now 20-year-old issue of Educational Leadership, Richard W. Paul writes: “If we bring ethics… More

A Morality Pill?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 3, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Peter Singer and Agata Sagan had an opinion piece in The New York Times this past Sunday, which asks whether we’re ready for a morality pill. The essay describes the variation between humans (as well… More

Politicians’ Failures of Generosity

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 1, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of Newton Free Library via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I wrote for Common Dreams, a progressive news site. Here’s an excerpt from “Politicians’ Failures of… More

Non-human and Human Animals: More Similarities Than Differences

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on November 11, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of braindamaged217 via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate about creating a better world. Here’s an excerpt… More