This year -- as inequality threatens the fabric of the United States and so many countries around the world -- may we all, wherever we are from, recommit to the idea of human equality, of freedom, of dignity.
The United Nations is observing the 26th World Population Day this week with a campaign to raise awareness about the reproductive health needs of wome...
Global hunger and poverty are monumental issues with complex causes and solutions. The success of one organization should be viewed as the success of the sector. Additionally, the ultimate success is not of the organization, but of the project participants.
With Financing for Development a hot topic, there are clear signs that investing in agriculture is the right thing to do. Globally, 842 million people are estimated to be undernourished.
Now that Bernie Sanders is rapidly climbing in the polls and attracting huge audiences to his campaign events, his opponents are starting to attack him for being too radical. After all, Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist.
There remains in many administrations a gap between those government agencies charged with security, and those with responsibility for overseas development. Countering violent extremism depends on bridging this gap.
Now that the Supreme Court has once again upheld the legal foundations of the Affordable Care Act, and the proper celebrating and hand-wringing has had its day, it's time to reveal the real winner of that program. America's bill collectors.
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT) is one of three tribes that comprise the Ute Nation and one of 566 federally recognized tribes that are dealing with this national crisis. For more than 2,000 years, the people of the Ute Nation have lived in Colorado, Utah, and Northern Arizona.
Poverty is the root of countless conflict, and this human affliction will continue to be an exploitable phenomenon until the world wakes up and starts investing in both people and planet.
In 1969, Elvis Presley had a hit song titled "In the Ghetto." The song tells the heartbreaking story of a child born to grow-up, live and die a violent death trapped in a neighborhood and a cycle of poverty from which he couldn't escape.
In the past six months I've spent more time with a 61-year-old formerly homeless man than I have with many of my friends and family. As our friendship developed, I wondered what would happen if we approached homeless people like we do new relationships: with openness to learning about the other person.
They had no tangible means to move it so one came up with the idea of saying a prayer to God by a sincere deed that they had respectively carried out at some time prior for Him.
Building on their legacy of leading-edge ideas, Grameen Foundation has evolved from funding microfinance to designing disruptive solutions to the kind of poverty that's most challenging to reach, in remote rural areas, and to the poorest of the poor.
As the sustained media interest attests, Pope Francis's encyclical "Laudato Si" is a genuinely remarkable intervention. In exhaustive detail he identifies the two profound challenges facing our global civilization: poverty and the stability of the planet's life support system.
Being both poor and a woman is not easy. Add to that a constant barrage of attacks on your reproductive health, and you've got a nearly impossible situation. Yet, it's something that millions of American women are forced to endure every minute of every hour of every day.
The concept of bail is a long-standing part of our criminal justice system. Bail is specifically mentioned in the U.S. Constitution and actually originated in ancient Rome. But it has changed over the years and it no longer works.