Category Archives: non-violence

Sprouting Plant Advocates

I try to explain that my kindhearted son felt he was sticking up for a friend of his, that sometimes following the rules doesn’t always serve the higher good. The teacher doesn’t agree. The next day Kirby is punished. Continue reading

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We Have Room

My husband and I decided we cannot stand by while refugee children turn themselves in at the border only to be treated like criminals. We have room. Continue reading

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Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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Witty Bitching

Go ahead, express yourself. Continue reading

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Hijab Games & Pink Shirt Days

What does it take for a bystander to step up when necessary? Continue reading

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Lale Labuko: Cultural Superhero

An ancient tribal practice has killed tens of thousands of children over the centuries. I’m working to make sure my generation brings an end to it forever. —Lale Labuko Continue reading

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School Violence Led Us To Homeschooling

We became homeschoolers suddenly. One morning our oldest son, a freshman in an award-winning suburban high school, called home saying, “He’s got a gun.” The teen who’d been harassing him just said he wouldn’t live through the school day. Continue reading

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