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Davos and Our Future Leaders

David R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David R. Jones

So we're now in the thick of Davos but the dominating conversation remains that of the regulation of the financial services industry. I'd never actual...

The Power of One Young World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marian Salzman

Every generation assumes it has been handed the world's problems because the one that preceded it didn't quite master the agenda. In the rebellious 19...

Champion for justice, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, says "We can swim or sink only together" in Copenhagen

Richard Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Graves

Nobel Laureate and hero from the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, known as "the voice of the voiceless" is one of the...

Back and Forth on the Nobel Peace Prize

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

"Jimmy Carter and Al Gore, and now President Obama, got their awards for political reasons ... mostly a Scandinavian attempt to embarrass George Bush."

Tiger Woods, C.S. Lewis, & The Faux Moralists Among Us

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mark Joseph

The only thing worse than Tiger Woods' bad behavior with icky women is the faux outrage led by a) women who never understood men to begin with and b) ...

Oprah and the Voice of a New Generation

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lucia Brawley

"Everything I've worked so hard for is coming together right now," says Derrick Ashong, activist, social entrepreneur, and front man to the band Soulfege.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Offers Hope During Suspended Climate Conference

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

I asked Desmond "What gives you hope that we can solve climate change?"

Get Off Obama's Back: Second Thoughts From Michael Moore

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Obama is moving too slow for most of us -- but he needs to know we are with him and we stand beside him as he attempts to turn eight years of sheer madness around.

Making the Holidays Meaningful - Micah, Desmond Tutu, and My Friend Jim

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Do the work of forgiveness and don't just say the words. Forgiveness is a journey in which rage, as well as kindness, are frequent friends. Take the time. Be honest. And don't expect your "final answer" so final.

A Nobel Prayer

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The vitriol against Obama's peace prize and "those Norwegians" who gave it to him is much deeper than the president's lack of achievements thus far; it is based on a fundamental clash of worldviews.

Sudan Between Peril and Hope

Desmond Tutu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Desmond Tutu

The door to a better future for Sudan remains open. But without swift and bold action from the international community to ensure that promises are kept, this opportunity will be lost.

Invictus Kicks Off New Campaign for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Los Angeles gets a bad rap. It's assailed for being shallow and rarely acknowledged for its good heart. But Los Angeles has a huge heart - at the center of which is pulsating non-stop activism.

U2's Music and Mission and My Kid's First Rock Concert

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Wallis

What I love about a U2 concert, headlined by the Irish tenor with the sunglasses, is how it achieves such a powerful combination of art and social justice, music and message; and all with such fun.

Kim Dae Jung: A Hero for Peace

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Wald

Elegant is the first word that comes to mind. He was warm, with an IQ that kept you mentally running to keep up. He defied death, worked in the face of oppression and gave his all.

Why The ICC Should Speak Out on Iran

Christopher Santora | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Christopher Santora

Of the many criticisms levied against the international community's efforts to promote accountability, perhaps the most pervasive critique is a rather simple one -- the lack of consistency.

Let Us See if Italy Keeps Faith With the World's Poor

Bob Geldof | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Geldof

Italy has only done 3% of what Prime Minister Berlusconi personally and nationally promised to Africa in 2005. So it is quite proper to ask -- what legitimacy does Italy have to run the G8 this year?

Bono Aid Group: Italy Fails Africa In Humanitarian Aid

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON - Italy has failed to meet its commitments to reduce poverty in Africa and has lost credibility in its relationship with the region, an aid gro...

Archbishop Tutu's Dream for the Future

Michelle Cote | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Cote

"I'm comiiiiinggg!" Tutu sings out from the adjacent room, the words rolling off his tongue in a playfully high-pitched refrain, before he comes wheeling and teetering -- all 5'2" of him -- around the corner of his suite at the Atlanta Grand Hyatt.

Don't You Think Forgiveness is Overrated?

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

The concept of forgiveness has surfaced lately with people ranging from Chris Buckley to Elizabeth Edwards. However, the word "forgive" makes me ill.

No More Mandelas: What America Can Learn From the ANC's Abuse of Hope

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eben Esterhuizen

"Hope has never trickled down. It has always sprung up." This is what America can learn from South Africa.

Elections in South Africa

Laura J. Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura J. Mitchell

Too much is at stake for South Africans ­indeed for the rest of the continent ­to blithely dismiss "forces of darkness" in this current election.

Stars Light 'Candles For Rwanda' For Genocide Survivors (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

On this tragic anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, 10,000 candles are being lit in Kigali. The ceremony is the beginning of a mass global remembrance, which will continue for a hundred days.

Dalai Lama Banned From Attending South Africa Peace Conference

Mallika Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mallika Chopra

Why would a country that freed itself from an apartheid government deny entry to a spiritual leader who speaks on behalf of 5.4 million Tibetans being oppressed by the Chinese government?

South Africa Disses the Dalai Lama: We're About Human Rights, Just Not Yours

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Wald

Like the Olympics, the 2010 World Cup has the world's attention. It also became a chance for China to step in and force its anti-Dalai Lama message onto the stage.

White House Welcome for Nuclear Disarmament

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

The goal of nuclear disarmament is no longer just a dream. On the contrary, it's now official policy. It's there on the White House website, in both the Homeland Security and Foreign Policy