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How Well Does Your Country Contribute to the Common Good?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Here at IHE we often talk about the importance of embracing our personal responsibility to do the most good and least harm for all. Now a new Index strives to measure how “good” each country… More

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Find Inspiration and Support with Stories of Solutionaries and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 14, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When the news and media are saturated with stories of violence, cruelty, greed, destruction, and suffering — or fixated on celebrities, gossip, and superficial issues — generating enthusiasm and effort toward working to create a… More

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Not My Life

by Robert Bilheimer

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

Imagine being told that your child would be taught a valuable trade, but instead they were whisked away and forced to work in dangerous conditions for 14 hours a day and given barely enough food… More

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

by Grace Lee

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

To many activists and community organizers, 99-year-old Grace Lee Boggs is a legend. From her work as a Black power activist and labor and political revolutionary to her writing, teaching, speaking, and launching of direct… More

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Solutionary Grace Lee Boggs Spotlighted in “American Revolutionary”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

To many activists and community organizers, 99-year-old Grace Lee Boggs is a legend. From her work as a Black power activist and labor and political revolutionary to her writing, teaching, speaking, and launching of direct… More

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7 Important Things to Know About Contacting Your Legislator

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 7, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Thanks to the explosion in digital communications, for many of us it has become easier than ever to contact our legislators at all levels. But just because we’re contacting our legislators doesn’t mean we’re successfully… More

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A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

by Mark Kitchell

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“How we find a path to a sustainable future will involve reinventing not just the way we make and do everything, but reinventing the way we think about our place in the natural world.” “A… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We all need inspiration and motivation. We all need to believe that we can indeed change the world. This year’s Goldman Environmental Prize winners serve as both inspiration and reminder that each of us has… More

Shrink That Footprint

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 13, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Websites

Shrink that Footprint is “an independent research group” that helps people interested in reducing their carbon footprint through their publications, blog posts, carbon calculator and other resources. More

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 11, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Education, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky” explores perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation of our time: the horrific abuse of women and girls, primarily in developing countries. It is easy in… More