The geopolitical and theological stakes are too high to be distracted by caricatures and reductionism. To move forward, we must embrace our shared and complex humanity, and honor one another's virtues.
What do the youth of a continent all have in common? Potential. Not just some vague sort of ideal that we call "potential." There is a story inside of each one of them waiting to be written and it's big and it is hard-wired into their brains to write it.
About five years ago Natalie Thomson, an attractive, popular, well-adjusted 16-year-old girl made this surprising announcement. It was surprising for...
It's the time of the year to put an away message on your e-mail account, to log off, and shutdown. It's time to embrace the company of your loved ones, to share stories and ideas with friends and family. But this year feels different.
It may seem odd to think of work-life balance as critical to economic development in Africa, but it has been a major factor in empowering native basket weavers to create businesses for themselves.
Marie (second from left) and Emil (fourth from left) have been reunited with th...
Together we went to Rwanda and discovered what peace and reconciliation really means. Together we faced our fears and faced each other. Do Israelis and Palestinians have to go all the way to Rwanda to finally believe that peace is possible?
As international experts warn that over half the world's primates face extinction and, in their latest report, call for urgent action to protect human...
Sixty million people. It's a number that's nearly impossible to wrap your mind around. This is the estimated number of individuals forced to relocate within their country or uproot their lives in a new country, according to the UNHCR.
This unofficial prison of Kigali was recently the focus of a report released by Human Rights Watch, which details the practice of randomly arresting the poor and disenfranchised of the city, including petty thieves, street workers, suspected political dissidents and orphaned children.
On a recent humanitarian trip to Rwanda, I discovered a country that has been through the absolute darkest times, yet is now filled with the kindest and gentlest people I have met. A mere two decades after a horrific genocide that left no citizen untouched, Rwandans today exemplify kindness, strength and resilience.
Our intrinsic worth is oftentimes forgotten, masked by a shroud of doubt. But the sun shines down with the light needed to see past the dark. This flickering gleam guided me inward, and I was able to peel back each layer and uncover my own self worth.
Less than half of the world's population can get online. And women are connecting more slowly than men, with an estimated 200 million fewer women than men online in 2014. This digital gender divide isn't just unfair; it's fundamentally detrimental for women.
There are a few things America could learn from Rwanda, such as the government's impressive empowerment of their female citizens.
The first time I met Thysson George Williams was at the United Nations at the Nexus Youth Summit earlier this year. I was impressed by his sharp style, his attention to the details of what he was talking about and the amount of success he had achieved early on in his life.
Rwanda. Wow. As I sit here tapping away on my MacBook Pro, aimlessly listening to my playlist entitled 'Rwanda' that entails a whole slew of songs that I downloaded for the flight over, my mind spins with images of lush green trees upon a background of a thousand rolling hills.