A Satanic Guide to Effective Protests
Protesting is a very important practice for The Satanic Temple, and frankly, any group that seeks justice. Tangible policy changes can come from an effective protest. This list will serve as a guide to protesting from a Satanic point of view.
Volunteering Offers Many Benefits to You and Your Community
When you participate in community service at a non-profit organization for a good cause, or via other volunteering opportunities, you'll reap the many positive benefits from it by supporting your local communities.
My Weekend at the Camp Beagle Protest
Camp Beagle is a permanent vigil outside MBR Acres near Huntingdon, a facility that breeds beagle puppies for experimentation in laboratories. I spent a weekend at the camp, chatting with activists and taking part in a noisy demonstration. Here's my report.
How This Tiny New Jersey Town Is Saving Millions of Lives
Fortescue, NJ. The former weakfish capital of the world has a new moniker: "the horseshoe crab capital of the world." This tiny town has taken the lead in protecting the habitat and breeding grounds of the American horseshoe crab, allowing this life-saving creature to survive the impact of humans.
Why I’ll Never Eat at McDonald’s Again After the Carnage at the Travis Scott Concert
A mom and teacher explains why she feels betrayed by McDonald's after the death of 10 young people at the Travis Scott concert in Houston. The Golden Arches paid Scott $20 million in 2020 to collaborate on a $6 Meal Deal and merchandise despite a criminal record for inciting chaos at his concerts.
The Man Who Trained Flipper Now Fights Against Marine Mammal Captivity
In the 1960s, Ric O'Barry helped capture and train dolphins for the TV show 'Flipper.' But since 1970, he's devoted his life to saving marine mammals from suffering that fate.
Astrid Lindgren - Children's Author and Activist
Astrid Lindgren was a Swedish children’s fiction author and, by default, a children’s rights activist. Both Astrid and her characters championed children. Her speech "Never Violence" changed legislation, and Sweden became the first country in the world to ban corporal punishment.
Why We Need to Continuously Fight for Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age
We all pay a price to live in a society. Nothing is free, not even freedom of speech. Human knowledge is social. It’s not enough to talk about freedom of speech; we have to express ourselves. Only then will we know how much it cost.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: The World Is My Family
"Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" means "the world is one household." This is an old and esoteric Indian philosophical belief that basically asserts that the world is one family, which has its own mission for the survival and further progress of the species.
What a Wonderless World: Why Do We Act as if Homophobia Is Here to Stay?
When can we start expecting to be accepted?
None of the Above: My Philosophy of Action on Social Justice Issues While Not Taking Extremes
I am reluctant to join factions or go along with media stereotypes. A movement needs to have a certain level of self-awareness.
Volunteering With Primates in Madrid: Rainfer Primate Rescue Centre
In the summer or 2019, I spent six weeks volunteering at Rainfer Primate Rescue Centre in Madrid. This article will look at the work that Rainfer does and the reality of volunteering with them.
Negative Effects of Christian Missionaries in the Guna Yala
I spent almost a year living in the San Blas Islands of Panama, also known as the Guna Yala. There I saw some of the negative effects of missionaries on an ancient culture.
15 Items You Can Replace to Reduce Your Plastic Pollution
Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution. There are some steps you can take today to start reducing your plastic waste. In your home, office, and car, you have at least fifteen plastic items that can be replaced or repurposed.
A Showcase of Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi’s Activism
A gender expert, social entrepreneur, reform advocate, and social change philanthropy practitioner, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi co-founded the first Africa-wide grant making fund, the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF), and served as the first Executive Director from 2001 – 2010.
The Rise of Veganism and Plant-Based Living in the COVID-19 Era
While it will take more time to see the true impact of the pandemic on sales and consumer interest in plant-based meat and cruelty-free products, if anything could quickly shift public opinion, it would be this kind of outbreak.
My Experience as an Enumerator During the 2020 Census
This is a personal account of my experience as a census enumerator. It's a rewarding job, but a lot of hard work.
The Three Worst Ways to Help During a Hurricane or Natural Disaster
It's natural for people to want to help during hurricanes or natural disasters. Unfortunately, that help can sometimes cause more harm than good. These are the three worst ways someone can help during a natural disaster, with recommendations for better channeling that motivation.
Discussing Politics in Polite Company: A Missed Crisitunity
Discussing politics or religion in polite company is asking for trouble. However, the consequences of avoiding political discussion could be much worse than the discomfort they cause; we'd be subjecting future society to increased political polarisation where leaders are unable to hear each other.
Ontario Teacher Job Action in 2019: My First Picket
I and other Ontario teachers took a stand against the unjust cuts that students are now paying the price for. The Ford government has introduced harmful policies that we will not stand for, including changing classroom sizes and making e-learning mandatory.
3 Easy Ways to Get Free or Low-Cost Publicity for Your Nonprofit
Whether you have a large communications staff and contracted PR vendors or are an army of one, there are ways to let the world know about the great work your nonprofit is doing. Here are three ways to earn free or low-cost publicity for your nonprofit organization.
Five of the Most Famous Whistleblowers in American History
The American government has been changed by the actions of whistleblowers within government, whether their actions were seen as right or wrong at the time.
History of American Women's Right to Vote and the 19th Amendment
The year 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote in the United States. Learn about the suffragists, including Susan B. Anthony, and the struggles for suffrage..
No-Cost or Low-Cost Fundraising Ideas for Church Youth Groups
Is your youth group looking for ways to make money for your next mission trip or big event? Here are some of the best low or no-cost fundraising ideas.
How Can Non-Profits Motivate and Retain Volunteers?
This article seeks to offer insights aimed at helping non-profits in motivating and retaining volunteers.
The History of the National Anthem and the "Taking-a-Knee" Sports Controversy
With all the discussion of whether an athlete should kneel or stand during the singing of the National Anthem, it brings up the question—where did this song we all know come from? The National Anthem was written during the War of 1812 to celebrate the resilience of Americans.
The First Woman to Walk Around the World: The Story of Polly Letofsky
Polly Letofsky spent five years walking around the world. She did it as part of a campaign to increase breast cancer awareness.
How to Write a Fundraising Letter for a Pledge Drive
Tips for how to write a fundraising letter for your next pledge drive, charity run, or special event.
What to Expect When You're Arrested for Protesting in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Most protestors never see the inside of a jail cell. However, if your plan is radical civil disobedience, you'll spend less time in jail in the El Paso County CJC by being prepared for your arrest.
Operation Paperback: A Wonderful but Lesser-Known Military Charity
What is Operation Paperback? And how can you help them support soldiers, their families, and vets?
5 Reasons Why Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Should Be on Your Donation List
I have experienced first-hand the kindness and generosity of Ronald McDonald House Charities. They are a charity I'm confident in recommending to everyone.
Mocking Those With Mental and Physical Challenges Is Poor Leadership
Would you vote for a candidate in any primary or general election who abuses others physically, mentally, or verbally?