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Using Film To Organize For Social Justice

Angel Mortel | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Angel Mortel

As we've seen most recently with the Black Lives Matter movement, social change begins to happen when communities are organized to make a difference, ...

The Dishonesty of Government

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Yesterday, I received a message from the Rev. Kristin Stoneking, the Executive Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), the nation's oldest...

FIJ and Schuster Institute Launch Initiative for Diversity in Social Justice Investigative Reporting

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Without greater diversity in journalism, some very important stories are never pitched, some assignments never made, facts never gathered, and serious abuses of power never uncovered.

Food Truck Drives Social Change By Giving Jobs To Former Inmates

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.27.2016 | Good News

Here is a recipe for success. Drive Change is a nonprofit that hires formerly incarcerated youth to operate a New York City-based food truck. “We hi...

A Simple Solution to Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem

Mirta Desir | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology
Mirta Desir

Based on those numbers, it's time for Silicon Valley to start expanding equal access, funding and leadership opportunities -- because it is certainly not a question of talent.

Rebuilding the Dead Syria

Rameh Shirazi | Posted 03.22.2016 | College
Rameh Shirazi

If Syrians are given the chance to gain expertise in social work programs, they can help Syrian refugee communities in neighboring countries from marginalization and possibly rebuild, democratically, a better Syria with a better civil society.

5 Fellowships to Jumpstart your Changemaking Journey

Alex Budak | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

I've heard from a number of people recently who are at the beginning of their changemaker journey but stuck on how to actually get started.

About Isolation, Race, Relationships and Friends

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

There are real people really hurting. Turn on our customized media and we see what might spin into a race war over men being killed and the accused walking away. No matter what sources of media you are using, we are seeing it.

Fulbright and the Peacemaking Power of International Education

Betty Castor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Betty Castor

The strength of the Fulbright Program remains its commitment to immersion through which participants form lasting international connections, gain a deep understanding of other countries and cultures, and work collaboratively to find solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Sexism Is Alive and Well in Medicine

Elizabeth Horn | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Horn

While demographic data may suggest otherwise, I still consider myself a minority, albeit a less common one. I am a young woman in medicine, and I am a natural blonde.

The Power of Prayer

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Lillie Leonardi

For all too long I have pondered the question, "What is my purpose?"  I have often raised my eyes toward Heaven and asked God, "What is it you want me to do?" I have even had the audacity to scream at the great above. 

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.

How This Woman Turned A Fellowship Into An Encore Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For Boomers who have spent their career mostly in one or two jobs within the same industry, the prospect of flipping to a new career after so many years can be beyond daunting. It is inspiring when we discover Boomer compatriots who demonstrate that setting an intention, coupled with a sense of purpose, can make career reinvention a relatively smooth process.

Impact Begins Inside the Company

Acumen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Acumen

The lifeblood of the local economy has traditionally been small scale agriculture and trading businesses, particularly as this town sits on the road between Aflao (on the Togo border) and Accra, the Ghanaian capital.

Meet The 'Top Chef' Behind The First Ever Minority Chef Summit

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

One chocolatier has emerged as a game changer for minority professionals in the culinary world. Thursday saw the launch of the inaugural Minority ...

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

You Shall Not Pass... For Some Reason

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

There's no denying Gandalf was critical in the ultimate success of the Fellowship of the Ring, but there are some situations where his help might not ...

One Step at a Time -- the Gabr Fellows' Story

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Zogby

In the midst of the confusion and uncertainty that characterizes current US-Egypt relations and with American and Egyptian attitudes toward each other having plummeted to all-time lows, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a "little" gem of a project that shows a way forward.

10 Ways to Support Your Congregation's Pastor

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Recently another of my clergy colleagues told me they were thinking about leaving the ministry. This happens more often than you might think.

Progress and Promise in Las Vegas

Venture For America | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Venture For America

By Jude Stanion, Venture for America Class of 2012 When I moved to Las Vegas over a year ago, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I had ...

Do We Love Enough?

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

Young people have told me they want worship that is meaningful. Either way, they want it to be about being part of something that matters; they want to be challenged to think.

People-to-People Diplomacy in a New Myanmar

Burma Journal | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Burma Journal

By Jay T. Snyder Founder, The Open Hands Initiative The Open Hands Initiative Journalism Fellowship that we co-sponsored with GlobalPost and The Grou...

Lessons From Burma

Burma Journal | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Burma Journal

Until I came to Burma for the first time last month, the only thing I knew about journalism was the finished product; what I read in the papers or saw on the news.

Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the United States

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Ever since I started with Kiva Zip in the U.S. my sixth sense seems to have awakened. I see entrepreneurs... everywhere! I think my understanding of what an entrepreneur was had until now been quite limited.

Ramadan Reflection Day 6: Who Speaks For American Muslims?

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Muslims today find themselves in a place where our narrative is being told by others. Many equate a normative understanding of Islam to something that is radical in its nature. Most of time we find ourselves reactively saying what we are not.