Democracy

Oscar Perry Abello 06-10-2009
If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. If you teach his wife how to fish, you feed the whole family for a lifetime.
Aaron Taylor 06-10-2009
The world stood at attention as President Obama gave a historic speech to the Muslim world. In mainstream U.S.
John Gehring 05-23-2009
Against the backdrop of protest and spectacle that threatened to overshadow graduation at the University of Notre Dame last week, President Obama delivered a graceful commencement address that stan
Kaitlin Barker 05-20-2009

I spent my Monday lunch hour, and maybe longer due to D.C. traffic, standing with some 30 protesters across the street from the Burmese embassy, waving signs and shouting at curtained windows. Hundreds of other demonstrators around the world were also protesting on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Jim Wallis 05-18-2009
After weeks of controversy surrounding Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to receive an honorary doctorate as this year's commencement speaker, we have seen both the American democratic tra
Jarrod McKenna 05-13-2009

"Jesus Killed Mohammed" was written in Arabic in large red letters on the side of a U.S. Army Special Forces vehicle, armed to kill and rolling through a town in Iraq. It sounds like a bad Mad-Maxesque Hollywood adaption of the Crusades set in our contemporary context. The scene gets more chilling and horrific:

Nontando Hadebe 04-30-2009
The South African elections have eclipsed all news in our region. These went fairly smoothly with isolated incidents.
Randy Woodley 04-15-2009
I consider myself a peacemaker and a patriot. I come from a long line of warriors and military servicemen.
Julie Clawson 04-03-2009
Last month Afghanistan's Parliament passed a new law that severely restricts the rights of women.
John Gehring 03-25-2009
When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something.
Nontando Hadebe 03-09-2009
A dark cloud has descended on Zimbabwe.
Andrew Wilkes 03-02-2009

It is often pointed out that some of the places most lacking in hope are not the industrial wastelands or the bleak landscapes shorn of beauty, but the places where there is too much mo

Nontando Hadebe 03-02-2009
The power struggle continues in Zimbabwean politics between progressive forces and the 'old guard.' The progressive forces want to get on with rebuilding the entire infrastructure of the country, e
Nontando Hadebe 02-23-2009
It's been just over two weeks into the new transitional government in Zimbabwe. There is guarded optimism and most people have adopted a 'wait and see' approach.
Seth Naicker 02-13-2009
Feb. 11, 1990, marked the wondrous day that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was released from prison.
Nontando Hadebe 02-11-2009
A brief recap on some of the latest developments in Zimbabwe.
Nontando Hadebe 01-30-2009
On Monday, January 26th, regional leaders met once again to discuss a way forward for Zimbabwe. The outcome of the meeting held no surprises.

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