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Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Urge Obama to Make the Right Choice and Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Communities around the world are feeling the impacts of climate change on their health, safety and livelihoods. The most recent climate science community report shows a growing threat to our communications, transportation, security and food systems.

The Politics of Ubuntu

Desmond Tutu | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

There were no representatives from Syria, Iraq or North Korea at Nelson Mandela's memorial. This is not just about paying respects, this is about the fate of our global community.

Never Too Late to Apologize

Desmond Tutu | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We strongly believe that it is time -- and not too late -- for the United States to apologize for the war in Iraq.

An Invitation to Forgive

Desmond Tutu | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

It's not okay to be injured. It's not okay to be abused. It's not okay to be violated. It's not okay to be betrayed. But it is okay to forgive.

BDS: Non-Violent Resistance to Israeli Occupation

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Unless and until Israel ends its brutal occupation of Palestinian lands, grants full equality to all its people -- including Palestinians -- and recognizes the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their land, the non-violent BDS movement will continue to grow and cripple the Israeli economy.

With Archbishop Tutu in Cape Town

John Dear | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
John Dear

That night, on our flight back to the States, we were still high from the liturgy, the preaching, and the singing. But for me, it was the visit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu that touched me most.

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Has Nazi Parallels, According To Desmond Tutu

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.23.2014 | Gay Voices

South African peace icon Desmond Tutu warned on Sunday that Uganda's controversial anti-gay law recalled sinister attempts by the Nazi and apartheid r...

Loud Music Doesn't Kill Teenagers

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

When do we decide -- as a nation -- that neither Skittles, nor hoodies, nor loud music are supposed to be a death sentence?

Paving a Path to Peace and Freedom: In Support of the American Studies Association

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

"Repugnant"; "Morally bankrupt"; "Orwellian anti-Semitism"; "politically correct' assault"; "Jihadist professors" ; "Wrong in principle, politically i...

13 Religious Leaders Who Rocked 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Malala Yousafzai By continually reminding everyone that her convictions around education and peace come from God and Islam, Malala proved again and a...

Desmond Tutu: We Must Fight Injustice To Animals

Posted 12.27.2013 | Religion

Archbishop Desmond Tutu seeks social justice for everyone-- including animals. Tutu is archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, and was the...

Desmond Tutu: HRAC's Person of the Year

Jack Healey | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Tutu was part of a tsunami of change that challenged and toppled the walls of apartheid. But he was not finished then. He has continued to fight onwards to publicize the plight and agitate for positive change.

Change Your Shoes And Let 'GIFTS' Guide You To Meaningful Success

Kathy Andersen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

Today, pause, take time to step away from your busyness, feel your inspirations, be compelled by your greatest intention, allow your gifts to rise. Write them down. Put them to "work!"

Nelson Mandela and Saths Cooper: Two Generations of Anti-apartheid Activists Share a Prison Cell Block and Become a President

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

The name Sathasivian Cooper may not be as famous internationally as that of Nelson Rohihlhla Mandela, but the younger man fondly called "Saths" and the older man affectionately nicknamed "Madiba" (meaning "troublemaker") were both rebels and anti-apartheid activists.

Desmond Tutu Will Attend Mandela Funeral After All

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 02.13.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu changed course Saturday night and announced plans to attend the funeral of anti-apartheid hero N...

Passing of President Nelson Mandela

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Immediately after learning of the passing of former President Nelson Mandela, I was overcome with a sense of loss and immediately reminded of the extraordinary legacy of this remarkable human being.

Desmond Tutu's Home Robbed While He Was At Mandela Memorial

AP | RAY FAURE | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home was robbed while he was away to attend a memorial honoring Nel...

Mandela's Legacy: Teaching Ubuntu

Ken Brack | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Ken Brack

I am a former teacher turned full-time writer and one day hope to return to the classroom. If I could inspire high school students to discover and apply one huge and empowering achievement of our time, I would point them to South Africa.

We Can't All Be Doctors

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We've come so far since the days of unnecessary dying, even without yours truly as a doctor. We don't need to fear diseases like HIV, malaria or TB as death sentences anymore, but challenges we have the power to overcome.

When an Accident Meets a Concerned Mind

Brij Kothari | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Brij Kothari

Ken's book makes a strong case that accidents and serendipity are the dominant force in the social innovation space. The best kind of social innovation sometimes happens when an accident meets a concerned mind with a persistent will to act.

Invitation to My Birthday Party

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We need each other's magnificence to be fully human. I need, and the world needs, you to be the unique and wonderful gift that you are. You are made for goodness and to be a person of peace. This is true for you and for every single human being on the planet. So join us on the Ubuntu Train and be part of the movement for peace within, among and between people.

Here Comes the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, Dragging a Broken Moral Compass

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, set for October 11, is sure to make big news. The prize remains the most prestigious in the world. But the award has fallen into an evasive pattern, ignoring the USA's continuous "war on terror" and even giving it tacit support.

Create Peace Witihn

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.04.2013 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

The work of peace mongering always includes creating peace within your own life. Tutu's birthday is an invitation to think about the tools for doing that.

On Ending Childhood Tuberculosis

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

It is a sad statement that childhood tuberculosis still kills as many children as it does. But this is an eminently solvable problem. All the world needs is a more aggressive commitment to end the disease.