For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major topic of news reports all over the world. From the explosion on April 20, 2010, until the capping of the gushing well on July 15, 2010, the headlines were consumed with images and dialogue about the tragedy unfolding before our very eyes. Shortly after the news of the capping, the government reported that “most” of the oil was gone, and that things were getting back to normal. The camera crews packed up. The reporters turned in their hotel room keys and gathered their deductible tax receipts. And they all left. Kumbaya, the oil was gone, and the world was normal again. The world could move on to other, more pressing interests. That is … the rest of the world could move on to other, more pressing interests.
Once again, we are seeing human and environmental tragedy. In Japan, a natural disaster has destroyed all human attempts for control.
Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith.
I arrived in the faith-based advocacy community in Washington, D.C. fresh out of divinity school.
Editor’s Note: Edwidge Danticat, author of six books including
After Hurricane Jeanne struck Haiti in 2004, people gave abundantly from what little they had.
Last week my wife and I had the grand opportunity to leave our two kids in the care of her parents and spend five days on vacation in California.
We landed in Haiti about five hours ago. It has been approximately a week after the major earthquake struck this country.
[En español] Haiti is an example of how both flesh and bones politicians as well as countries can look convincingly l
[English version] Haití es ejemplo de cómo los políticos de carne y hueso pero también las nacio