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Want To Change The World? Give Girls A Chance

John Kluge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John Kluge

As we mark the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, I'm calling for a similar recognition of the power and potential of girls, enlisting them in our mission to bring safe, sustainable sanitation to the billions who live without it.

NATO Looks Backward, Nobel Peace Laureates Look Forward to Youth

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Granoff

One can only imagine how much more successful the NATO gathering would have been had its members attended April's summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

'How Stuff Works': Making An Impact With Microlending

Josh Clark | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Josh Clark

My Stuff You Should Know podcast co-host Chuck Bryant, our producer Jeri Rowland and I aren't completely unaware of ourselves. As such, we do feel a b...

Microfinance -- The Backlash Begins

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Virginia M. Moncrieff

International aid work is always coming up with new models hailed to battle world poverty. Much of the same hope and excitement was invested in microfinancing as the solution du jour.

Values at Davos

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

That Davos would turn to faith community leaders for help is good news to me, but the headline in yesterday's International Herald Tribune indicated we still have a long way to go.

Have You Ever Heard of the 'Muslim Effect'?

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

An American list of the top 100 intellectuals was dominated by Muslims in the top 10; the only other American list dominated by Muslims is the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.

Don't Forget the Green Collar Entrepreneurs

Andy Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Posner

The key to supporting green collar entrepreneurs is to combine Van Jones' green job training model with Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus' model for microfinance.

Economic Colonization: The Rich Profiting from the Poor is Not the Way to Handle Microfinance

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

What is the point of microfinancing the poor build up small businesses if it is only to eventually provide wealthy, Western-owned businesses and individuals with even a larger share of the world's wealth?