July 18th is Nelson Mandela International Day on the UN calendar of observances, and as part my own contribution to promote this day among the online community, I had a stroll with Ndaba Mandela, Madiba's second eldest grandson, the man book makers have dubbed the next Mandela.
Shelter. Safety. Security. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) data on internally displaced person...
Night after night the news reports break our hearts. Scores of unaccompanied migrant children are warehoused on our borders. Teenagers -- Israeli and Palestinian -- are brutally beaten and killed as the Middle East conflict escalates. And the epidemic of gun violence takes 11 young lives over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago alone.
For 67 years the late Mr. Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity -- as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, my homeland.
As the sector continues to grow, we collectively owe a huge debt of gratitude to the late Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a major advocate for using sports to promote change, and many people credit him with being the "father" of Sport for Good.
With the World Cup kicking off this month, I'm reminded of the powerful stories of children who have gained from playing sports. Children like Tiago.
As proud as we can be to buy a $1 dollar flag and wave it for hours, we should also be proud to work to get Oscar Lopez Rivera out of jail and to get Roberto Clemente's #21 retired from all of baseball. Until then we will only be a community that knows how to wave flags for our pride.
Mafia and bullying are not only linked by the issues that characterize them. They also share the solution we need to resolve these plagues. A solution that may appear obvious but that is falling short in Democratic nations around the globe.
Today marks the passing of Maya Angelou, whose passionate and timeless voice for empathy, passion and humanity touched millions. Throughout her life, Dr. Angelou eloquently presented a powerful and unique expression of what we can become and what we must leave behind.
The purpose of Memorial Day -- obviously enough -- is to remember our troops, past and present, with gratitude for their service. But what are those service-members themselves remembering?
We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.
During a recent interview as presented on my podcast, SnowbizNow, Bono of U2 fame celebrates the late, great Nelson Mandela and the song "Ordinary Love," and talks about the fight against HIV/AIDS as well in this historic episode.
The biggest winner in South Africa's May 7th parliamentary election is democracy itself. Twenty years after the first all race ballot, Nelson Mandela's rainbow nation is alive and well in the country of 50 million. The election is a triumph of constitutional government and rule of law.
Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?
Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...
It would appear that to listen to the other's story when no one else will or when you've been deeply hurt or violated yourself, is the greatest catalyst for change in countries with a history of sectarian violence.