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South Africa Disses the Dalai Lama: We're About Human Rights, Just Not Yours

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Wald

Like the Olympics, the 2010 World Cup has the world's attention. It also became a chance for China to step in and force its anti-Dalai Lama message onto the stage.

White House Welcome for Nuclear Disarmament

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

The goal of nuclear disarmament is no longer just a dream. On the contrary, it's now official policy. It's there on the White House website, in both the Homeland Security and Foreign Policy

Desmond Tutu Mocks, Absolves City Hall Press Corps

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If only Mayor Daley always had Desmond Tutu at the ready. In a strange scene at City Hall Tuesday, the South African Archbishop stepped in to shield D...

Archbishop Tutu: Love, Forgiveness and "Being Good"

Edward J. Murray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward J. Murray

"We are created for goodness. The good will win." With his long lens look at history, Archbishop Tutu is convinced (and is convincing in his reflections) that good will out.

Hunger Strike Day 20: Hope in transition

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

As I count down my last 24 hours, my energy, concentration, and sense of balance are waning - but I am amazed at what the human body can do.

2006 Africa Trip Launched Obama Presidency: Lynn Sweet

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Obama traveled to Africa, and on Aug. 21, 2006, outside Cape Town, in South Africa, he paid a visit to former Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as the Iraq war...

The Changing Face of Service

Desmond Tutu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Desmond Tutu

At a time when the global economic landscape looks so bleak, it's especially fortunate that non-governmental organizations like the Clinton Foundation are going where governments can't go to bring hope.

Why is Rubashkin Being Treated Like a Fiend?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sholom Mordechai was essentially a glorified shochet and butcher, the country's largest producer of kosher meat. His beard and black hat were enough to unnerve many Jews.

Stories To Live By, Thanks To "The Elders"

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

People around the world tell stories at this time of year - around the table, by reading aloud to one another, and through song. These tales are a way...

Time's up for Robert Mugabe

Russ Feingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Feingold

Regional leaders' patience is wearing thin as Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis worsens. The challenge now, though, is to translate public criticism into concerted pressure that raises the stakes.

Happy Birthday, Declaration of Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Healey

2008-12-08-ferrell_dechuman.jpgThis is a video of artists, activists and children reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- send it to everyone you know.

Talking with the Dalai Lama: What Would You Ask if You Had Just Ten Questions?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

The delightfully imperfect documentary, which tells the Dalai Lama's story with rare historic footage, got me thinking: What would I ask His Holiness if I had 45 minutes alone with him?

Setting a New President in Pet Adoption

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Okay, so President-elect Obama, if you ever read this I would like to give you my advice. Please adopt from a city shelter!

Desmond Tutu on Obama and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sean Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Jacobs

"If you believe in the rule of law, then you are going to say the ICC is one particularly important instrument, because it is an instrument that is saying we will no longer tolerate impunity."

Frank Talk on Race and Prop. 8

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

In moving forward, we must build a coalition that embraces a universal set of principles. If we stupidly divide ourselves by sexual orientation or race, we can only expect a race to the bottom.

Desmond Tutu Compares Obama to Nelson Mandela; Calls Him "Post-Racial" President

Sean Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Jacobs

Tutu counsels that Obama "could squander the goodwill that his election has generated if he does not move quickly and decisively on the international front."

It's Time to Set Them Free

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kumi Naidoo

Today, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we call on all citizens of the world to take action against the structures and rules that perpetuate the deepening poverty and inequality in our world.

Words Of Wisdom From The World's Most Famous Senior Citizens

Times Online | Andrew Zuckerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Andrew Zuckerman, a 30-year-old photographer and film-maker has spent the last year travelling the globe, photographing some of the world's most iconi...