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Using Art to Rebuild Home for Former Street Kids in Nepal

Juliet Linley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Juliet Linley

Nepal Day is approaching fast at the after-school art and creativity center aptly named Press Play in the Dutch city of Haarlem. And a dozen kids are eagerly creating their own miniature construction projects of a home far away, yet close to their hearts.

Peace is the Language of my War

Esrat Karim Eve | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Esrat Karim Eve

I always tell people that a woman in a developing country is like a circus elephant. What we see in the circus is how the mighty enormous elephant is leashed in a weak chain without knowing about his power of crumbling the chain effortlessly.

Give a Holiday Gift of Hope

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Are you looking for holiday gifts that have meaning and purpose? These days, we are blessed to have many socially and ecologically conscious companies to choose from when doing our shopping.

The Harrowing Story Of A Former Indian Street Child

OWN | Posted 08.21.2014 | OWN

When Satender Sharma was 13 years old, he had to make a frightening choice: continuing living with his abusive father, or run away and attempt to surv...

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

Caring for "Our Kids" Is a Faith Challenge

Katherine Marshall | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Again and again the lines that show trends in America between rich and poor open wider and wider. The gaps get larger. That's true for education, nutrition, participation in sports and teen pregnancy.

These Four Cities Are Making Youth Empowerment A Priority

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

A pressing question for many cities is how to create the right educational, social, and economic opportunities for young people so that they gain the tools to build strong foundations for adulthood.

Bim, The Boy From Beit Chabad

Baila Olidort | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Baila Olidort

Bim arrived at the Chabad House last year, naked but for a plastic bag that he used for some cover. One of hundreds of children exploited for profit on Kathmandu's dangerous streets, he fixed his eyes on a rabbinical student, and asked for help. He wouldn't leave until the student brought him back to Chabad.

Kenya 2012: Invincible Children

Michael Mungai | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Michael Mungai

With some striking similarities to the work of Invisible Children, my friends and I are also working on a film about marginalized children in Africa.

One Moroccan Woman's Fiery Protest

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rachel Newcomb

Fadwa Laroui died in a Casablanca hospital on February 23. Her fiery self-sacrifice is a testimony to the hopelessness of Moroccans on the lowest rung of the social ladder.

Roshan: Cell Phone Company Helping to Change Afghanistan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Upon meeting Karim Khoja, C.E.O. of the Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd., also known as Roshan, Afghanistan's largest cell provider, I kne...

Afghanistan: Eight Days From the Ground -- Part 2 of 8

Sara R. Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara R. Nichols

After breakfast on our first full day, we donned our oppressive scarves and hopped onto the minibus to head for the Kabul headquarters of Women for Women International.

Will A Vow Of Poverty Fill The Void In My Soul?

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me - my soul? - is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in tou...

Streetkid Shopping in Varanasi (xv)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

The most fun experience one can have in India, if you have an extra twenty dollars, is take a street child to buy her new clothes.