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Gotham Salon: Eve Ensler's New Book

Catherine Ingram | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
Catherine Ingram

We think her new book, In the Body of the World, is her best work yet. It chronicles her journey through metastatic stage IV cancer and her recognition of "illness as metaphor" for the cancers of greed, ignorance and violence that are consuming the world.

Bringing Light, Giving Power, Sharing Hope at the City of Joy

Matt Petersen | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Matt Petersen

There's a passage -- "plant trees with her, and watch them grow together" -- that to me is an antidote to reverse our society's false notion of dominion over the Earth and women. The Congo is the epicenter of these two issues coming together.

City of Joy Graduation: DRC's Peaceful Revolution Has Begun

Belinda Munoz | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Belinda Munoz

Love is the only thing that gives anyone meaning to go on living. Love is the only thing that can eradicate evil, bitterness and revenge. Love is the only thing that can free the good that lives in all of us.

I'm Stuck in a Bad Relationship, Part 1

Matt Petersen | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Matt Petersen

What can we do to help the reduce the conflict and end this unfathomable violence against women and girls -- and increasingly boys -- in the Eastern Congo? As consumers, we can make a difference by demanding cell phones and electronic goods that are conflict mineral-free.

Finding Hope In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Charlize Theron | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Charlize Theron

When I visited the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time, I remember feeling utterly overwhelmed. It was a trip that really opened my eyes or, should I say, slapped me in the face.

The Gift of Cancer

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

It happens like this. The doctor walks towards me. His face is ashen. He says we have found something. It does not look good.

DRC Chronicles: Being Shunned by Rape

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

The immense courage and strength of victimized Congolese women in speaking out will help bring more awareness to these crimes and change to a region of the world that suffers from the most brutal atrocities of war.