In December, our Juvenile Justice Program was the recipient of a 2-year grant from Battery Powered to continue important work advocating for prison reform for juveniles. Find out more about what this program has been doing.
It’s now more than three and a half years since the nuclear disaster in Japan, and concerns regarding the impacts continue. What are scientists and doctors saying now about the risk for the California coast?
The New School at Commonweal hosted Zen Priest and Calligrapher Shodo Harada Roshi in September as part of their End-of-Life Conversations series. Michael Lerner talked with the Roshi about death, the condition of fear, and the preciousness of life.
Community building is one of the goals of Commonweal’s Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI) programs. When we ask people what they learned in our trainings, one of the most frequent responses is, “I no longer feel I am alone.”
The Commonweal Healing Kitchens Institute recently completed the second phase of Harnessing the Power of Food, a series of seminars at Stanford University Hospital that is part of Stanford’s Food and Health Initiative.
Commonweal’s Collaborative on Health and the Environment recently hosted a call on air pollution and asthma. But more recently studies have found links to cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cognitive function, and mental illness.
Our beloved Lenore Lefer died peacefully at home in April 2014. Over twenty-five years she used her skills in the field of death and dying at the Commonweal Cancer Help Program and at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC.