Africa

Kymberly McNair 9-04-2009
The Poverty Initiative, based at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, has a mission "to raise up generations of religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to en
Seth Naicker 9-04-2009
I have been thinking much about this slogan or caption, "the other dimension of the game." It is a slick and catchy phrase I have been exposed to in my work with Streetfootballworld -- a strategic
Nontando Hadebe 9-01-2009
There is a Sotho expression, batho pele -- meaning "putting people first" -- that one wishes could inform politics in Zimbabwe.
Elizabeth Palmberg 8-31-2009
The outgoing commander of the U.N./African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur has garnered much press by saying, on his way out of the door, that "I would not say there is a war going on in Darfur.
Julie Clawson 8-31-2009
I, along with the rest of the nation, have watched in horror this past week as the details of the J
Cesar Baldelomar 8-19-2009
As debates rage over the proposed health-care reform (which I strongly support), I believe many politicians, activists, religious leaders, and ideologues are missing an essential point.
Nontando Hadebe 8-18-2009
August is women's month in South Africa, with Woman's Day celebrated on August 9.
Nontando Hadebe 8-12-2009
There is an African proverb from Ethiopia that says, "When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion." What a graphic illustration of power that emerges as an outcome of networking, partnership, and
Seth Naicker 8-07-2009
I have been home in South Africa for two months as of August 6. I am grateful that my family and I are home in the land of our beginnings.
Two multimedia projects see Africa as the planet's musical heart and soul.
Eboo Patel 8-01-2009

In the Quran, it is written, “And anyone who saves a life, it shall be as if he saved the lives of all the people.”

Julie Polter 8-01-2009

We can overcome obstetric fistula.

Nontando Hadebe 7-27-2009
The government of Zimbabwe, in a groundbreaking move, dedicated this past weekend to renouncing political violence and promoting national healing.
Nontando Hadebe 7-21-2009
On July 18th many people from different parts of the world celebrated Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday!
Now that the Cold War that was anything but cold in Africa is over; now that the CIA, as far as we know, no longer pays for the overthrow and murder of democratically elected leaders as it did with
Nontando Hadebe 7-14-2009
The visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Ghana this past weekend was described as his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa.
Nontando Hadebe 6-29-2009
Conversations can offer creative spaces for questions to be asked and the exchange or exploration of ideas.
Harper McConnell 6-24-2009

It was hard to miss me on the lava-rocked streets of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, while I was working for a locally led organization, HEAL Africa. I lacked the grace of Congolese women who glided across the tumultuous terrain in high heels while I tripped over the ubiquitous black rocks.

Brian McLaren 6-17-2009
Jim Wallis is one of the most talented interviewees I've ever known. He knows how to get substance, not just spin, into a sound byte, and he has an amazing ability to think on his feet.
Mark Brinkmoeller 6-12-2009
"Listen to it loud!" That was the advice that came with a disc of the new film, I Bring What I Love, about Youssou N'Dour, a Senegalese singer who has worked for social justice in Africa.

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