Environmental Justice, Racism and the Struggle for Black Lives in Louisiana

PDF intern Shanze Hasan wrote a story about one of our 2020 Community Organizing Grantees, Rise St. James. Rise St. James is an environmental justice organization working to stop the construction of a petrochemical plant in Louisiana. Read the full story by clicking here.  ...Read more

Published on August 18, 2020

“This is Community Organizing,” says PDF’s Paul Haible

We all get distracted by the show that is the current administration. But we should be focused on the good stuff: everyday people acting responsibly in their communities, looking out for one another, challenging “old boy networks” or institutional racism baked into our history. Instead, we get exercised by a few mad-hatters who either can’t ...Read more

Published on June 18, 2018

Our Commitment to Climate Justice

At Peace Development Fund we fight for climate justice because we have always believed in equitable relationships among people, nations and the environment. ...Read more

Published on June 29, 2017

We are the Trumptidote

I just read a short piece from about the five richest men in the world (all from the US) owning more wealth than 45 percent of the world’s population. The names are well known, and three of the five are tech guys, but the underlying message, besides the gross injustice it represents, is that ...Read more

Published on June 15, 2017

Not What We Had in Mind

This most recent tectonic shift of reality happened while many of us were hard at work, building communities, holding down jobs, working at a non-profit or NGO, looking out for elderly parents or getting the kids to school. We were thinking that we may not have it all going right but at least we have it going on.  ...Read more

Published on May 10, 2017
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