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Around the World in 12 Objects

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Here is my virtual road map, through objects I have collected from traveling to the ends of the earth and back. What inspires you to travel? What have you collected to save the memories?

Jonathan Hollander's Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

Jim Luce | Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I've always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things--positively impacting lives in meaningful ways. Recently I met a ...

In Eastern Congo, The Little Island That Could

Jacques Sebisaho | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Jacques Sebisaho

If Idjwi was going to get a clinic, the community itself had to build it. At first, many people resisted, insisting that they didn't have the money. But I told them, "You have sticks, you have mud, you have labor, and you have each other." And so it started.

Congo Is Where My Heart Stays

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

These trips fly by for me. It seems like I just get acclimated to the schedule, to the food (or lack thereof), to not sleeping (somehow I never sleep in Congo), to 18 hour days, and suddenly it's time to go home. And as I seem to always say, at the end of every trip, I feel sad to leave.

Not in Kansas Anymore

Diane Kabat | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Diane Kabat

We leave Congo late afternoon today, and I truly will miss Amani and the Congolese people. Not only are they physically attractive with expressive, rounded dark eyes and beautifully shaped lips, but they are equally beautiful inside, full of kindness, sensitivity, and incredible passion about life.

Falling In Love

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

The stories and the numbers of rapes have not abated, and his face reflects the stress of the last many years. But throughout it all, Dr. Mukwege finds hope.

Recharging Your Batteries in the DRC

Diane Kabat | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Diane Kabat

Another woman explains how having access to protein has improved the nutrition for her small children and how she is able to provide her family with better and more plentiful vegetables because of animal by-product use.

An Emotional Day

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

The day was emotional, uplifting and inspiring, and made us all very, very proud. Just as they shared their stories with us, we shared ours with them.

A Film Shot Entirely In Infrared Tones

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

In this stunning film, titled "The Enclave," photographer Richard Mosse captures the war-torn region of The Democratic Republic of Congo in colors str...

Birth-Growth-Progress for Women and Children in the DRC

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

Despite the high demand for health services in the DRC, they remain costly and access is unequal. To ensure every child survives to five and beyond, the inequities of the health system must be addressed to benefit all of the Congolese people.

Christina Wilkie

GOP Reps: Stop Targeting Conflict Minerals | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans at a House subcommittee hearing this week objected to a 2010 law that targets conflict minerals from Central Africa, saying ...

An Open Letter to Graduates

Belinda Bauman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Belinda Bauman

What if our pomp and circumstance is not only meant to celebrate our past but also inaugurate our future?

The United States and the ICC: Support From Outside of the Rome Statute System Matters

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Tiina Intelmann

It is a court of last resort ready to step in if everything else fails, and over the past ten years it has gained wide recognition for its work. At the same time the Rome Statute system is lacking enforcement mechanisms in cases of a refusal to cooperate.

MAP: Number Of Internally Displaced Spiked In 2012

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

A record number of people were internally displaced by war, violence, and political oppression in 2012, according to a new report by the Internal Disp...

DRC: When and How Will This All End?

CARE | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

She feels pain everywhere, she says, in her abdomen, her back. But she hopes that once she receives some medication, she would feel better.

DR Congo: Where Women Get Raped Every Day, Where Sister Helps Sister

CARE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact

"But I have to live here. I have nowhere to go. I don't know if the fighting has stopped [back home]. I live here, in misery. I can't explain how hard my life is." She looks down at the sleeping baby in her arms. "I don't even have socks to put on the baby."

Interview: Why Josh Garrels Is Giving Away His Music to Support Peace-Building in Congo

Belinda Bauman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Belinda Bauman

Walking on the edge, Josh and Noisetrade are near the end of a two-week free download including all five of his albums -- his entire life's work -- with all tips going to World Relief's peacemaking effort in the DR Congo.

From the Camps of Congo to the Corridors of the UN

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

After years of campaigning to bring the arms trade under control, we sometimes forget who we are fighting for. The negotiations get technical and it all gets a bit tedious. But we must never forget why we're doing this.

Hotel Rwanda Hero Still Fighting for Justice and the Truth

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Dan Kovalik

With Rwanda receiving a seat on the UN Security Council last year as well, I wanted to talk to Rwanda's most famous son, Paul Rusesabagina, about Rwanda's role in supporting the M23 militia.

Eastern Congo: Millions Left at the Mercy of Militias and Armed Forces

Louis Belanger | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

More than one million people are at risk of militia, rebel and army attacks as fighters begin to position themselves in and around the provincial city of Goma with little or no protection from the government or UN peacekeepers.

Eastern Congo: Boy, 11, Becomes a Child Soldier on Way Home From School

Martin Penner | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Martin Penner

Richard found himself acting as 'bodyguard' for the rebel commander, who called himself the 'Colonel.' After roughly four months spent living with the rebel group, Richard managed to escape.

A Field Diary From Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Julia Lewis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Julia Lewis

In a country where security can change in an instant, acting on lies and failing to act on truth can have very real -- even fatal -- consequences.

The Democratic Republic of Congo: It is Time for Civilians to Come First

Paul O'Brien | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

Long-term stability will not be brought to the region until decisive political action is taken. The Congolese government needs to recognize this fact and work to foster regional cooperation.

Crisis in Goma, Congo

Kate Grant | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Kate Grant

While the UN "peacekeepers" may have kept the peace in Goma by basically getting out of the way of the marauding rebel forces, this did not spare the civilians who have suffered so much already from the carnage and chaos in the besieged region.

Eastern Congo: Communities forced to fund the war

Louis Belanger | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own gover...