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His Name Is Mnuchin, Not Menuhin

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

When I wrote my first book on my family nearly 40 years ago--based on the key figure who was my uncle, Lord Yehudi Menuhin--I kept having a terrible t...

The Roaring Sounds Of Racism in South Africa

Dr. David Anderson | Posted 12.07.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. David Anderson

Who knew when we entered the modern day South Africa last week that there would be such a roar? As my team and I sat just 50 feet from a female lion p...

I Shouldn't Have To Debate The Value Of My Humanity With Anyone

Joy Ngoma | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Joy Ngoma

There's a culture in the United States of America of telling people how to react to pain we see as unjustified.

Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu: Why the World Needs Joy Now

His Holiness the Dalai Lama | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Since the Vietnam War, our way of thinking has changed. More and more people now publicly oppose war; we saw this opposition to war in Kosovo, in Iraq. Many people were against these wars and, from Australia to America, people openly protested against these wars. This is truly a hopeful sign.

Weekend Roundup: When Better Angels Lose Their Wings

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Nathan Gardels

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel is discovering through repeated blows at the polls, when the wages of war outstrip the means of empathy, people retreat to their own suffering and better angels lose their wings. Bad faith results from good intentions if the capacity to fulfill moral claims is lacking. (continued)

Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu: Giving the World Your Joy

His Holiness the Dalai Lama | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

We, the elder generation, have created a lot of problems in the twentieth century. The generations of the twenty-first century will have to find the solutions for them.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Readmitted To Hospital

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.20.2016 | Religion

South African cleric and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was readmitted to hospital on Saturday to treat an infection following a surgery last week, ...

Dalai Lama And Archbishop Tutu: Refugees And The Birth Of Empathy

His Holiness the Dalai Lama | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Often we hear about another's tragedy, and it makes us feel better about our own situation. The recognition that we are all connected -- whether Tibetan Buddhists or Hui Muslims -- is the birth of empathy and compassion.

No Rohingya On Commission To Address Their Fate

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Abdul Malik Mujahid

As manifested in the United States, race and religion are extremely delicate topics for politicians to explore. And eradicating widespread endemic prejudices against certain racial and religious groups is a notoriously explosive proposition.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Returns To The Hospital With An Infection

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.25.2016 | Religion

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu checked into a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection, ...

Letter to America: Achieving Racial Justice Is A Job For All Of Us

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

The work of achieving the America we dream of should not be the work of one group or another but all of us who call this country home. And we the people -- Black, Brown, White -- must not rest until all can claim that dream. And bring it to powerful, just fruition.

Desmond Tutu's Daughter Lost Her Job After Marrying A Woman

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion

As a child of Desmond Tutu, a Christian leader who bravely opposed apartheid in South Africa, Rev. Mpho Tutu Van Furth knows a thing or two about how ...

Climate Change This Week; Suffocating Seas, Climate Votes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. BBB: Beautiful Brazilian Biodiversity - as shown by these red-eyed tree frogs, is...

Assassin of Mandela's likely successor to walk streets of the democratic South Africa for the first time

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.11.2017 | Home
Stefan Simanowitz

On the afternoon of the 10th April, 1993 anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani pulled up out outside his home in Boksburg, a quiet suburb of Johannesburg. ...

Healing Hands Bring Compassionate Care Home As Snow Falls and Waters Rise

Susan Northover | Posted 03.10.2017 | New York
Susan Northover

That's why a team of nurses from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York--some of whom were not even scheduled to work that day--traipsed on foot across the Bronx in fast-falling snow to knock on doors and deliver compassionate care to those who needed it but could not leave their homes.

Join the Virtual March on Paris

David Fenton | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
David Fenton

March virtually on Paris by changing your Facebook profile picture to the Earth at It's easy, and there is no Planet B.

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

ADST | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home

This account was compiled from an interview by ADST in 2009 with Monica Joyi, who worked for the TRC Media Office from 1996-1997.

Look for the Helpers

Gabrielle Treanor | Posted 11.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gabrielle Treanor

That's what I do. I look for the helpers. And at the weekend, in Paris, it wasn't hard to find them. When tragedy strikes, look for the good in people and you'll find it.

The Magical Solution to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Alex Sumner | Posted 09.05.2016 | Religion
Alex Sumner

Religious leaders across the world have been calling on people to pray for the fate of refugees, whose plight has become a major issue in Europe, the Middle East and Africa recently. However, I decided not to resort to prayer, but take a different approach, to wit: Sorcery.

Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Back In South African Hospital

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Religion

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a South African hospital, for the third time in recent months. Tutu was hospitalized Monday eveni...

CDC or CPC (Center for People Control)?

Francis Levy | Posted 08.14.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Is it easier to control a disease than a person? There are some diseases which don't respond to anything and simply progress along their deadly course. But most diseases respond to medicines.

Obama: The Courage to Say 'We Were Wrong'

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
José Ramos-Horta

In 40 years of dealing with presidents, prime ministers and other leaders, I could count on one hand the times I have heard a president or a prime minister or other high official speak candidly about the mistakes their country has made. It may be that I can count them on two fingers.

The Look of Silence: Finding our Humanity in the Face of Genocide

Desmond Tutu | Posted 07.31.2016 | Home
Desmond Tutu

When we use atrocity to inspire us to act, to ask the right questions, to reach across the globe and try to stop someone from being killed or suffering, our world will become a more livable one. Only then will we be able to hope to turn back the tide on genocide.

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.03.2016 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

Holding A Grudge Is Bad for Your Health

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Lee Daniel Kravetz

It seems obvious that unforgiveness is bad for mental health -- it's highly unpleasant to harbor anger or hurt for prolonged periods of time. But aren't some truly horrible things simply unforgiveable?