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Jimmy Carter served as the 39th president of the United States. Throughout his life, he and his wife Rosalynn have been deeply committed to social justice. In addition to promoting peace and human rights through the nonprofit Carter Center in Atlanta, President and Mrs. Carter are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity International.

Blog Entries by Jimmy Carter

World Habitat Day: A Day to Recognize the Basic Need for Shelter

(219) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 9:25 AM

In the waning hours of a January afternoon, as children played after school and parents prepared to end their work days, Haiti was suddenly shaken forever by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Lives were lost, communities destroyed. An already-challenged country instantly faced even greater odds. Nearly three years later, some progress has...

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A Devotion By Jimmy Carter: Make Peace

(21) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 8:21 PM

The following is excerpted from "Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President."

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
--Matthew 5:9

During 13 difficult days, Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel, President Anwar Sadat of...

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Why Is the World's Most Successful Child Health Intervention Going Begging?

(149) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 12:26 PM

Vaccines have saved the lives of millions of children around the world, and have the potential to save millions more in the future as newer vaccines are developed and introduced. Vaccines have resulted in global eradication of smallpox, we are on the brink of attaining global eradication of polio, and...

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