Post-Election The World Needs You More Than Ever
Here at the Institute for Humane Education, we understand that the election results may be very painful for many. As…
The Possibility of Possibility
by Lynne Westmoreland I awoke this morning with the realization of how much is right with the world. My mind…
Are the Holidays Wearing You Down or Filling You Up? It’s Your Choice
by Lynne Westmoreland This is the time of year set aside to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and Kwanzaa.…
Sowing Hope, One Tree at a Time
by Shannon Finch Two summers ago while painting the outside of my house, the sound of chainsaws from the property…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Shoulders” Inspires Collective Action for Our “Blue Dot” Home
While it’s vital that we as humane educators help teach others about challenging issues so that they can make informed…
Staying Current, Lessening the Despair
What if when we listened to or read the news, we heard stories about people creating humane, practical solutions to…
Good News Network
Websites
The Good News Network is full of inspiring stories of people doing big and small good things for other people,…
Orville: A Dog Story
Books
Orville, a homeless dog, is about to give up on life when he is taken in by a farm family.…
6 Sources for Positive News
Part of my job at IHE involves skimming news sources to keep updated on global ethical issues. Some days can…
A Child’s Garden: A Story of Hope
Books
When a young boy discovers a tiny green shoot amidst the rubble and ruin that has become his home after…
Most Teens Don’t Think the World is Becoming a Better Place
At the EARCOS conference, one of the other keynote speakers was Michael Furdyk, co-founder of TakingITGlobal, a fantastic organization we’ve…
The Boston Marathon Bombing Cannot Change the Reality that Goodness Trumps Evil
It’s easy to feel despair in the wake of evil. I read a post on Facebook after the Boston Marathon…