A Voice Cries (Poem): How World Changers Can React to Current Events in the USA

How should world changers react to current events in the USA? This is the way one world changer did, through the poem–A Voice Cries. My friend feels a lot of the same tension and pain that many of us do, especially in the wake of the deaths of two men killed by police, which then motivated…

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Action Idea: Collecting Baby Carriers for Syrian Refugees

***Updated Summer 2016: Due to the incredible response of donated of baby carriers in combination with the demographic changes in the region as the borders closed in Greece, Baby Boxes are becoming a greater need than collecting baby carriers for Syrian Refugees. Consider this alternative way to get involved by going to Carry the Future’s volunteer page.   After…

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If Syria Was the USA: What is Happening in Syria & How to Make it Personal

Our Collective Son, Aylan   A horrific image of a drowned boy came up on my news feed a few weeks ago when the shock value of these images thrust them into the global spotlight. The boy was three–on first glance, he could be my youngest son–and his name was Aylan.   He wasn’t shot, famine-starved, or limbless (we’ve seen…

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Summer Movies To Awaken Activism

Summer Movies to Create Awareness In Your Life Every once in awhile I throw one of these posts out there–keeping you informed about recent new documentaries you might want to check out. It isn’t like these are the “things” as there are hundreds of short documentaries I want to watch. But these were the ones…

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The Ice Cream Flavor Where We Are Moving (and It is Not Milwaukee)

A year ago, my husband received a call from an HR chick who had actually called him eight months earlier. It was about an opportunity in Milwaukee–yes, that frozen tundra–that had fallen off the radar. Very quickly, many seemingly perfect things fell into place and blocks dissolved away, which made it feel like it was just shy of…

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Action Idea: Pass This Stand-Alone Sex Trafficking Law

Today, with the Kids are Not For Sale Coalition, supporters all over Virginia are hoping to spread the word loud and clear: LET’S FINALLY PASS THIS! THERE ISN’T A STAND-ALONE SEX TRAFFICKING LAW IN VIRGINIA BUT WE NEED ONE!   Okay, be honest. Did you know that?   A few years back before our organization became NOVA…

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Ebola: Three Ways to Mitigate Your Worry

We aren’t fully panicking yet. But as an infected man went through our token international airport a few miles off, I am beginning to hear the stirring speculations: Is it possible that maybe Ebola carries through the air? Could these germs have flown up route 28, turned west on Waxpool, and hit the iPod-zoned-out jogger…

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Five Peaceful Actions on the International Day of Peace

When I was a kid, my family used to host exchange students from Japan. I thought it was funny that our students would hold two fingers up in a peace sign for pictures, an equivalent “say cheese for the camera.”  Later, though, I read this is considered the peace sign because it meant “V” for…

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