Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
Books
by Matthieu Ricard Back Bay Books, 2016. 864 pgs Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World…
Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”
by Marsha  Rakestraw “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been a humane educator or changemaker for any length of…
Why We Need Humane Education: Emotional Intelligence Requires an Ethical Center
by Marsha Rakestraw As more schools recognize the importance of helping students master their emotional skills, as well as their…
What’s the Big Idea
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What’s the Big Idea seeks to introduce middle school students to philosophical (moral and ethical) concepts through film and discussion.…
Why We Need Humane Education: Because Shiny Objects Can Cause Us to Alter Our Values
I have a confession. I’ve knowingly been contributing to the genocide of orangutans and the destruction of the rainforest. I’ve…
Having Trouble Inspiring Positive Change? Maybe You’re Not Speaking the Right Language
Image courtesy Sacca/Flickr. Tell me about the personal economic benefits of weatherizing my home or of driving less, and I’m…
Humane Issues in the News
Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to…
Since Other Animals Are Predators, Why Shouldn’t We Eat Animals?
Image courtesy Zoe Weil. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online…
Ethics Without Indoctrination
Note: Zoe is on vacation, so please enjoy this repost from 12/22/10.. In an essay entitled “Ethics Without Indoctrination,” from…
A Morality Pill?
Peter Singer and Agata Sagan had an opinion piece in The New York Times this past Sunday, which asks whether…
Politicians’ Failures of Generosity
Image courtesy of Newton Free Library via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I…
Non-human and Human Animals: More Similarities Than Differences
Image courtesy of braindamaged217 via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I wrote for…