Our Gift for You: Resources to Inspire Hope
by IHE Staff and Faculty It can be painful and stressful to learn about the terrible injustices and cruelties of…
6 Sources for Positive News
by Marsha Rakestraw Part of my job at IHE involves skimming news sources to keep updated on global ethical issues.…
Why I Feel Hopeful Despite Trump’s Decision on the Paris Climate Accord
by Zoe Weil Two important things happened on June 1 that aren’t directly, but are symbolically, related: 1.    President Trump…
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 The summer of 2013, while painting the outside of my house, the sound of chainsaws from the…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Shoulders” Inspires Collective Action for Our “Blue Dot” Home
by Marsha Rakestraw While it’s vital that we as humane educators help teach others about challenging issues so that they…
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.…
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…