Voices and Stories Archive

Your Shoes Don't Fit My Feet (On Rescuing Empathy)

Published April 2, 2016
Perhaps we might imagine a world where we could solely reason our way to acting for others. But I suspect those actions would be weaker for it.

Magee Interviews: Joy Johannes, FISH of Greater New Haven

Published March 26, 2016
When you have community vision meetings, the general population has, in my experience, always had the answers, but don’t have the power, the influence, or the money to make it happen.

Voluntourism: Is it any Good?

Published March 4, 2016
Here are my Top 5 Tips for limiting the ‘Voluntourist’ in you

Magee Interviews: Leslie Radcliffe, Truman Street Community Garden

Published February 28, 2016
We don’t need recognition for what we do, and even if what we do doesn’t work out, there’s value in that act of giving.

Magee Interviews: Chris George, IRIS

Published February 20, 2016
We want to keep the momentum going – we want people who’ve never heard about us and have recently stepped forward to express an interest and support us to have their interest satisfied

Magee Interviews: Bonita Grubbs, Christian Community Action

Published February 13, 2016
It was one thing to know how to make things happen and another thing to understand the philosophical, social, theological underpinnings that must be part of the change.

Magee Interviews: Jim Ehrman, Love146

Published February 7, 2016
I wish I had understood more about ‘collective impact’ – how to bring the three sectors together

Flint's Troubled Water

Published January 30, 2016
The mechanisms of detection were there. The knowledge was there. The chances to admit wrongdoing and correct mistakes were there. And yet here we are

Surviving Self Help Month

Published January 23, 2016
Its meaning is subject to our interpretation of what is meaningful: if we decide that the beginning of January is meaningful in offering an opportunity to examine our internal priorities, then it is.

The Meaning is in the Waiting

Published December 15, 2015
In the same breath we say ‘we can’t wait any longer!’ and we also continue to push against the doors of resistance that prevent change.

Who's Afraid of Gun Control

Published December 9, 2015
May our calls for non-violence begin with the way we treat those who disagree with us

Dying Cats and Single Issue Activism

Published November 29, 2015
Do we feel angry or betrayed by other activists who won’t take up our particular passion, or don’t seem to address it?

'Someone is Wrong on the Internet': My Respsonse Matters

Published November 29, 2015
Has our fear driven out any perspective at all?

'Free' Speech: Getting Our Rights Wrong

Published November 29, 2015
At Dwight Hall, we believe that service to others and a pursuit of social good not only honours the humanity of others around us, but also teaches us to realise our own in a way that study alone cannot do.

How To: Burn for Justice Without Burning Out

Published November 16, 2015
How do you burn for justice without burning out, particularly when the justice you fight for personally affects you?