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Academics in Crisis

By Susan D. Blum

Is there a problem with students’ academic achievements at the college level, or is the problem that expectations for how students learn have not changed as students have?


Losing a Foster Sister

By Susan Silverman

At the age of six, Susan Silverman learned how to accept with open arms — and eventually say goodbye to — a child without a home.


Understanding: The Key to Community Building

By James Hoggan & Thich Nhat Hanh

In a world full of divisive issues, the principles of Vietnamese Monks attempt to build a unified and understanding community.


Constancy in Contingency

By Miriam O’Callaghan

Reflections on San Miniato al Monte, Florence.


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In the Pipeline’s Path

By William H. Funk, from Earth Island Journal

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is one among several projects threatening rural Appalachian landscapes and communities.


Advocacy Resources

If you’d like to help the disenfranchised, consider donating your time or money to a few of the following organizations.


What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health

By Jay Walljasper

Tapping the power of place to keep us all healthy.


Diary of a Concentration Camp Survivor

By Odd Nansen

Follow one man's journey to survive and document his time in a Nazi concentration camp.