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A Different Set of Resolutions

Written by CKrystal Stokes | 2 Comments | Published on January 14, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

What a year 2014 was! I tried a new hairstyle, moved to two different cities, traveled to beautiful Surry, Maine, for the first time for IHE’s Student Residency, and spent the rest of the summer… More

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Resources for Raising Compassionate Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Raising thriving, kind children who take delight in making choices that help people, animals, and the earth is a joy. But in today’s world, with a culture steeped in violence and consumerism, it’s also a… More

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10 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2014

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Happy New Year! 2015 promises to be a year full of hope, positive change, and even more people embracing humane education. We’re always curious about which of our blog posts our readers find the most… More

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Creating the Season of Compassionate Alchemy

Written by Lynne Westmoreland | No Comments | Published on December 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

This is the time of year when we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, the winter solstice, or any other number of spiritual observances that focus our attention on the return of light, of hope, of integrity,… More

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Fostering Kindness, Graduating Solutionaries: An Interview with Zoe Weil

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How can we foster kinder, more humane behavior? What does it mean to be kind if your choices cause others to suffer? Where should students’ brain space go? IHE president Zoe Weil addresses these issues… More

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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

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Resources for Humane(r) Holidays

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 1, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Celebrations are an important part of our culture and can add true meaning and joy to our lives. With corporate media and marketing inundating us with messages to consume and spend, those of us wanting… More

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Deciding When Enough is Enough

Written by Shawn Sweeney | 1 Comment | Published on November 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In September I had the great honor of helping plan the student observance for the annual International Day of Peace at the United Nations. I am a co-chair of the NGO Committee for the International… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Gregg Segal’s “7 Days of Garbage”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Photography is a powerful lens for bringing attention to the destructive impacts of our choices and a meaningful voice for positive social change. Peter Menzel in his book “Material World” shone a light on our… More