In the fear-filled atmosphere that has broken hearts and led spirits to despair, many people are nervous about attending COP21 and afraid of the future. Some politicians try to use this attack to close their countries' doors to refugees.
Supporting the work of Bread for the World is one of the most effective ways we can help stabilize our world. If you're one of the many who have responded so generously, thank you. Consider sharing this challenge with your friends so we can further leverage our concern.
ALS is a very expensive disease, costing patients an estimated $300,000 a year. The average life expectancy for someone with ALS is 18 months. We wouldn't leave a soldier with a battle wound sitting around waiting to see a doctor for 16 months. So why are we now?
As a nurse who began my career on a busy oncology unit, I have long been a champion of cancer causes. But after I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at the age of 32 and became a patient myself, advocacy took on a whole new meaning.
It's time for the government to use the power and influence of the dietary guidelines to fight obesity.
A lot of people are comfortable in the "online" space, but I'm here to tell you to let your advocacy message have a voice, have a face! Above you see me doing a presentation about Down Syndrome Awareness and Inclusion to my son's class.
This defeat is a setback to LGBTQ rights in Houston, and it sets a dangerous precedent in this country.
I can most certainly tell that since my epilepsy diagnosis, my heart has swollen with compassion, with love, with understanding and sympathy because I know what it is to face pain, heartache, loss and many other feelings.
"They understand what it means when I say I'm Palestinian." Those words capture the essence of community and the importance of identity politics. To me, it means being part of a community that understands these issues in Gaza are more than a divisive political topic.
We found three particularly salient models for how technology might improve democratic transparency and legitimacy. These included: 1) truth based advocacy 2) political mobilization and 3) social monitoring.
We need more recovery advocates like Christopher Campau. As a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, he's been in recovery from a substance use disorder since May of 2006. He continues to share his story publicly in a manner that includes emotions, honesty, and a call to action.
If we can meet those we disagree with on a neutral ground fraught with meaning, there is hope for reconciliation and joint action.
So you're interested in Deaf culture and want to connect with the larger community. Great! But how do you go about taking that first step?
Darkness descends. Startling, little did I know, how, why would I, could I possibly, no, not this. Indifferent, without reservations, like thousands of days before now, this moment. How could I know, this moment in time, this brief spell, that again would my life be the same, ever, for never to be the same.
When we see student-athletes on the playing field, we need to remember that they are human beings. Some come from a graduating class of 12 in a rural part of their state while others were super stars in the making from the age of five.
I am an enthusiastic advocate for the development of e-skills for education. Through my work and my free time I read, discuss, test and deploy initiatives that promise progress in ICT education and the use of ICT as enabler for multi-disciplinary work.