Africa

Jarrod McKenna 12-03-2009

This video features three heroes of mine and courageous Christian leaders, Desmond Tutu, Wangari Maathai and Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, talking about the importance of climate justice for the poorest of the poor right across the continent of Africa.

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Ruth Hawley-Lowry 12-01-2009
December 1 is World AIDS Day. December 1 is also the day that Rosa Parks refused to yield her seat on a bus in Montgomery.
Cathleen Falsani 12-01-2009

"Your plan," God laughs. "Your plan!"

Onleilove Alston 11-26-2009
Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth, discusses how images fueled by consumerism are used against women.
Nontando Hadebe 11-26-2009

By persevering the egg walks on legs.
(Ethiopian Proverb)

Nontando Hadebe 11-10-2009
The outcome of regional intervention in Zimbabwe has been a thirty day ultimat
Cesar Baldelomar 11-03-2009
President Obama and his administration were busy this past Friday.
Nontando Hadebe 11-03-2009
Over a week has passed after the partial withdrawal of the opposition party (MDC) from the unity government.
Cesar Baldelomar 10-20-2009

For many in the US, Halloween is a time to dress-up as a character from a movie, a politician, a witch, vampire, and

Nontando Hadebe 10-19-2009
The Chinese symbol for crisis can mean either danger or opportunity.
Jose Morales 10-14-2009
What is at the core of the immigration issue? What is the driving force of the debate? I say it is fear.

Nontando Hadebe 10-13-2009
My brief visit to Zimbabwe had a few surprises, such as availability of basic foodstuffs instead of empty shelves in supermarkets.
Randy Woodley 10-12-2009
Gurgen Bakhshetsyan / Shutterstock.com

Photo via Gurgen Bakhshetsyan / Shutterstock.com

As an explorer, Columbus was not the first to reach the Western Hemisphere. Native Americans had been here for 10,000-20,000 years, and Vikings and Chinese are among those others who hold prior claims. Even after four attempts, Columbus never realized his goal of finding a western ocean route to Asia. As a “founding father type figure” he never set foot in what is now considered America but landed in the present day Bahamas, Cuba, and Haiti. 

As a Christian example he enacted terrible cruelties to friendly natives: assuming unlawful rights of authority; robbing and subjugating whole nations of their freedom and entire capital; allowing his men to rape, murder and pillage at will; and deliberately leading the way for the genocide of millions, considered by many to be the worst demographic catastrophe in recorded history.

So why do Americans celebrate Columbus Day?

Cesar Baldelomar 10-07-2009
November 8, 2009 will mark the one-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcello Lucero's brutal murder at the hands of seven high school teens in the infamously anti-immigrant Suffolk County,
Jim Wallis 10-01-2009

Oh no, my eleven-year-old went to his first rock concert this week! Oh good, it was Bono and U2. That would express the feelings of many parents about their child's introductory rock and roll concert experience.

Becky Garrison 9-23-2009
To commemorate the International Day of Peace (September 21st), I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Bac
Nontando Hadebe 9-23-2009
Most of the news coming from Zimbabwe is so discouraging and heartbreaking that it is becoming harder to sustain hope.

Julie Clawson 9-22-2009
Over the past couple of months, I've followed the unfolding story of Lubna Hussein, the Sudanese woman who

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