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Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

Jim Luce | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women's Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality.

Countdown to the Solstice: Shining Stars in Oregon

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

This is the last blog in our series as we count down to the winter solstice -- the darkest day of the year. These past few weeks, we've featured some ...

A Simple & Powerful Light

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Janine Francolini

This is a daunting problem, and one of the many problems in mental health that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been trying to solve for over 30 years.

Clarion Calls for a Progressive Hinduism

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 08.14.2016 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

The Carter Center has agreed to support and bolster Sadhana's efforts to build a network and a movement of progressive Hindus committed to social justice and social action. I am cross-posting an exciting piece which was published on their platform.

On the Illness of a President

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 08.13.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Where Mr. Carter comes from and lives, and his race, make little difference when one considers that this Southern white man has always stood up and fought for the rights and dignity of "the least of these. He has been steadfast and immovable, as the Bible describes we should be.

Mary Magdalene and the Mother-Daughter Relationship

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

On a recent trip to New York City I visited the JP Morgan Library, where I viewed the Crusader Bible. The Crusader Bible, reportedly created around 12...

WATCH: Jimmy Carter Announces Major Disease On The Brink Of Eradication

HuffPost Live | Basel Hamdan and Alexandra Schuster | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A painful and debilitating disease which dates back to ancient times is on the brink of eradication, former President Jimmy Carter announced on HuffPo...

EXCLUSIVE: President Carter Joins HuffPost Live At 10:15AM

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins HuffPost Live from The Carter Center in Atlanta to make a major announcement in the field of public health an...

Ex-President Who Gets The Most Death Threats Laughs Them Off

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter, a leader of humanitarian efforts in the three decades since leaving office, has received more death threats than any ot...

Jimmy Carter: Educate Religious Leaders to End Flagrant Abuse of Women (VIDEO)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Kristi York Wooten

On June 28 at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Jimmy Carter gathered more than 60 scholars and religious and civic leaders from several continents for a forum to discuss how to mobilize the advancement of women's rights and the prevention of abuse -- and to change perceptions, especially among male religious leaders.

The Eye of the Beholder: Why Fighting Trachoma Matters

Dr. Paul Emerson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Dr. Paul Emerson

Neglected diseases like trachoma may not be as well known as HIV/AIDS or malaria, but they also are not as far removed from the developed world as we think.

Maduro Wins Narrowly on Chávez Record; Close Election Is a Wake-up Call for the Government

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

After a short but bitterly fought, insult-laden campaign, Chavista standard-bearer Nicolás Maduro defeated challenger Henrique Capriles, thus assuring continuity in Venezuela after the death of President Hugo Chávez last month.

Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Up: A 2013 Rhodes Scholar's Formula for Changing the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

A self-described "Ghanadian-American dreamer" whose parents hail from Ghana, was born in Canada, and grew up from age five in the U.S., Joy is a powerful example of what one can accomplish with a can-do attitude and enduring commitment to making the world a better place.

The Most Generous Presidents

Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact

Sure, all of the leaders of the free world are supposed to share in the glory of Presidents Day. But, here at HuffPost Impact, we’d like to take a m...

Invisible Children and the Carter Center Model

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Victor Udoewa

We sometimes forget that we can support a person or a group and synchronously criticize certain actions, thoughts, or words. I support Invisible Children and simultaneously feel free to criticize certain tactics, campaigns, or actions.

What Path Next for the Sudanese Regime?

Sean Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Brooks

Statements on the closing days of Sudan's first multiparty elections in 24 years offer an insight into differences within the NCP on the best ways to handle public messaging.

Sudan's Sham Elections

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

In the lead-up to the April 11 elections in Sudan -- the country's first since 1986 -- it is clear that intimidation, vote rigging, manipulation of the census, and bribing of tribal leaders are rampant.

The Widow Mary Gargar Meets the Global Positioning System (GPS)

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

For the majority of the world's poor, poverty is predominantly a rural issue. What role can philanthropists play in creating the conditions necessary for wide-spread economic growth in rural areas?

Obama, Nobel, and Realpolitik

Kate Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Southwood

Is President Obama's lack of reference to Carter and Bunch surprising? Not really, considering his defense in Oslo of "just war."

Free Linux Software Bridges Brazil's Digital Divide

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Fifty million Brazilian students will have Christmas in July when software Santa slips down the chimney to give them a free ticket on the information highway.

UN: Arms from Sudan Add to Congo Humanitarian Disaster

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

How involved was the United States State Department in the destabilization of the Kivu provinces in eastern DRC? Did our State Department officials become "terrorists" in the eyes of a revolutionary movement in Congo?

Beirut: Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Push For Mideast Peace

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

President Jimmy Carter told a packed audience at the American University of Beirut that President-elect Barack Obama cannot wait until the end of his ...