Morgan Freeman needs just 62 seconds to inspire all of us about the future of our planet.

Do you have plans Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014? Have a minute to chat with global leaders about the environment? You can join me at the the United Nations from your farm/office/bouncy-house/hot tub. (Seriously!) Upworthy will be holding an all-day #UpChat live at the United Nations Climate Summit 2014, where global leaders are convening to make decisions about the future of our planet. (How to join? See below!)Enough from me, I'll let Mr. Freeman take it from here...

Did I mention we are having an #UpChat? Live from the United Nations?! Get excited!

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This Map Shows There Are 10 KKK Organizations In My State. How Many Are In Yours?

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there are 939 hate groups operating in the U.S. — a nearly 60% increase since 2000. This reminded me of my favorite quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." These words are helpful to ponder in any situation, but especially when there are still so many people in need of love — both those who identify with a hate group and those who are on the receiving end of the hate.

Here's a look at the hate groups in North Carolina, where I live:

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How Do We Respond When A Kid Says Something To A Teacher That No One Should Have To Experience?

In just one minute, the video below tells the story of a student confiding in her teacher about abuse.

But the process of healing from abuse takes much longer than a minute. In this video, Teresa Huizar, the executive director of the National Children's Alliance, explains her inspiration for providing support to those responding to reports of child abuse and neglect across the nation. As she says in the video below, "no child should ever have to feel that they were tattooed to the shame that belonged to their abuser."

There were over 1.5 million clicks on this post, and this increased awareness has allowed the National Children's Alliance to grow so that more children across the country can heal through a child advocacy center.

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