Although the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has repeatedly pledged to comply with various Human Rights conventions, it nonetheless repeatedly has trampled the basic human rights of Waleed and others who are now languishing in Saudi prisons with crippling sentences of 15, 20 and 30 years.
In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?
If Nelson Mandela were alive, he would say that the problem of gun violence can only be resolved by bringing everyone to the table who has a stake in the game. We need to invite the other side to join us in the discussion; if they refuse, we need to invite them again and again.
Finding Azam urgently requires worldwide action and commitment from each one of us. We need to issue a worldwide AMBER alert, we need full cooperation of local authorities, interpol, and the members of the international community to stop this disaster and prevent it from happening again.
Whatever difficulty you're dealing with on a personal level or within a larger system--it always seems impossible until it's done. Alone we are vulnerable but together we can achieve much. Suicide prevention is everyone's business. What will you commit to doing?
Leaving a legacy is a vital archetype in our culture. When we think of the men and woman who have changed the course of history by living their highest purposes, it is their legacies that we are recalling.
As Special Needs Network celebrates our 10-year anniversary and the decade that we have spent serving South LA's special needs families, I'm reminded of the power of patience.
Pope Francis speaks out faithfully and forcefully against poverty and has been called "the pope of the poor." But on his first visit to the United States there was demoralizing news about poverty, especially child poverty, in our nation -- the world's largest economy.
One way to get better at engaging your dreams, both waking dreams and those of the night, is to talk about them. Since dreams operate on the level of ...
Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence from British rule using non-violent civil disobedience. In addition, he has inspired civil rights movements in Africa, the African diaspora and across the world. He appeared until recently to be as close to a secular saint as anyone the 20th century has produced.
Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.
Who might be more likely to dream up breakthrough ideas, the lone genius or a smart individual imbedded in a diverse social network? Western culture...
We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?
This year, says the first goal, we will commit to ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. The gobsmacking audacity of such an ambition prompts two questions. First: can it be done? And second: why would one want to commit oneself to such a thing?
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.
"He that is greatest among you shall be your servant." The late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, modeled servant leadership in action. His leadership focused on the importance of community-building and empowering others to lead social change.