The Struggle: A Black Mother’s Perspective
by CKrystal Stokes I was at Walgreens after my children’s gymnastics classes, when I ran into a friend near the…
5 Minute Changemaker: Do Something Good That Scares You
by Marsha Rakestraw “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and…
Resources for Teaching and Learning About Islamophobia
by Marsha Rakestraw The latest statistics from the FBI note that reported hate crimes have decreased from the previous year.…
Kids Show How We All Should React to “Controversial” Cereal Commercial … and to Racism
The hatred and criticism arising from the airing of Coca-Cola’s “America the Beautiful” commercial during the Super Bowl and Olympic…
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust
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The small creatures live happily in their forest home, until one day when “the Terrible Things came” and took away…
Are Your Fears Well Founded?
I recently wrote about a mother Black duck and her ducklings who paused to play in a puddle on the…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Stepping Up
During the Q and A part of a presentation I gave recently on living a joyful, meaningful, examined life, one…
Take a Risk and Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Image courtesy of epSos. de via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote…
Cultivating Faith, Not Fear, in Humane Education
Image courtesy of maveric2003 via Creative Commons. Editor’s note: We’re swamped with some exciting projects (stay tuned!), so please enjoy…
One Small Step: Do Something Scary
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”…
The Importance of Persistence
Last weekend I learned a valuable lesson about the importance of persistence. While gearing up for a whitewater rafting trip,…
Replacing Fear of the Unknown with Curiosity
I grew up in New York City. I didn’t have much access to the natural world, but when I did…