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Faith Inspires: The Muslim Heroes Of Our World

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

Somalia Refugees Trek Across Desert Seeking Safety in Ethiopia (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2012-07-05-jrsfuchsethiopia.jpg Refugees told JRS the militants force rural Somalis to make a harsh choice: give up a son to join the fighters, or pay the militants off with camels or cash. 

The Invisible War -- Documentary Spotlighting Rape in the Military Aims to Create National Awareness

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The Invisible War interweaves devastating statistics with the personal stories of a group of women and one man. Their lives have been forever altered by "soul-shattering" violations from those they had believed to be a trusted family -- the military.

How I'm Looking to Hit a Home Run for the Jorge Posada Foundation

Kevin Long | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Kevin Long

We are fortunate to have a team full of Yankees who do so much work in the community, with many of the players having their own foundations. We thought that The Jorge Posada Foundation would be the perfect choice for a few reasons.

Ideas That Make a Difference at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Ariane Zurcher

It's impossible for me to write about the Aspen Ideas Festival, a festival spanning seven days presented by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, featuring scientists, writers, artists, mathematicians and leaders from all over the world, without mentioning Walter Paepcke.

Myanmar: Potential To Prosper

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Myanmar's prolonged isolation and economic stagnation left a mark on almost every sector the country needs to prosper -- from energy and transport to agriculture, education and health. So where to begin?

Who Are The Real "Job Creators"? They Are Not Who You Think

R. Paul Herman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
R. Paul Herman

f businesses focus on creating positive-impact products, solutions and ventures to solve pressing human needs, they have a greater chance of growing their revenue, attracting the best employees -- and stimulating job growth at the accelerated rate of the impact sector.

Learning and Development Starts at Age Zero

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact
Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA

Every action a mother takes (or fails to take) with respect to developing her child's learning skills, directly affect the child's ability to succeed in the future.

Earn It, Experience Not Required

Tim Devane | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Tim Devane

Startups have no age limit, height requirement, or a record of years in an industry to have a massive impact. The wise are not exclusively the elderly, youth is not wasted. Anyone can do anything at anytime.

Jacksonville Jaguars Center Brad Meester and Five-Year-Old Luke Akerstrom: Friends for Life

Ryan Robinson | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Ryan Robinson

Surrounded by the entire Jaguars team and coaches at a morning training camp practice, Luke surprised Brad by taking his first steps since before his illness. Tears rolled down the faces of many in attendance which included more than 50 friends and family members.

Valuing Degree Attainment: A Reminder

Lee Fisher | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Lee Fisher

In a time when higher education, businesses, governments, cities, non-profits, philanthropists, and even private citizens are coming together around college attainment, we can ill afford to promote dropping out as a solution to our problems.

Faith Inspires: World Faith Demonstrates How Religion Can Work For Peace

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 06.22.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

Asia's New Social Focus

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Stephen P. Groff

Asia's growth has brought a new set of challenges, from food insecurity to growing urban slums to rising inequality.

Camp Empowers Children of Haiti as Photojournalists (SLIDESHOW)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

As a writer I'm generally partial to words, but the kids' photos show much more than an article could. These are their images of working hard to see a better life, and fighting to the end.

Cricket With Broken Handpumps

Ned Breslin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Ned Breslin

Good agencies that track their work, and are willing to learn by focusing on outcomes, generally improve and innovate. Those that do not, and stick behind outputs as their marker of success, generally stagnate.

Dwyane Wade Provides Parents of Sick Child a Much Needed Assist

L.A. Diaz | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
L.A. Diaz

Demetrius Flores will likely never remember the day he met Dwyane Wade. That afternoon, in the pediatric ward of Miami's Baptist Children's Hospital, the cherub-faced four-year-old is cranky and exhausted.

Entrepreneur Sees Hope For Clean Water On Wal-Mart Shelves

Religion News Service | Elizabeth Evans | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (RNS) T.J. Foltz has a recipe to help the world's poor: Take one part entrepreneurship, one part social media savvy and one part faith-ba...

Iron Worker's Song -- A Tribute to Fathers

Robin Lim, CPM | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Robin Lim, CPM

People asked, "Who you work for Bill?" I'd always say, "The wife and four kids." He paused a long time, maybe reflecting on his family, he was widowed in 2007, he has ten grandchildren, and three great-grandsons.

Dear Southwest Airlines, Our Children Are Paying Attention

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

More and more people are recognizing the exploitation of women's images in the media and the impact it can have on our daughters -- and our sons.

Stories to Remember in an Unkind World

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

There are some stories one can't bear to hear, for to hear them is to lose a slice of our solidarity with all humanity, and to feel a sense of utter cosmic loneliness.

Diabetic Pump Wear Helps Many Cope (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Alexandra Holzer

Type 1 diabetes (known today as T1D) is a new campaign kicked-off by the JDRF to reteach everyone that diabetes comes in all forms: Type 1, 1 1/2, and...

The Power Of Educating Girls

Robert Gallucci | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Robert Gallucci

For those of us committed to addressing global poverty, improving education for girls may be the closest thing to a silver bullet.

Secretary Duncan Owes an Apology to Teachers

John Thompson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
John Thompson

If teaching were just a pathway to wealth and respect, no apology could compensate for the insults and the damage that Arne Duncan has helped inflict on teachers. Teaching, however, is an act of love.

New York Faith Community And Sikhs Of Kenya: A Partnership Is Born

Nomi Teutsch | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Nomi Teutsch

Communities and individuals across NYC have been working together not only to have impact on issues of global health and hunger, but to show the positive power that people of faith can have.

Connecting The Dots

Ian David Moss | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Ian David Moss

Much like South Park's Underpants Gnomes, arts projects may have a clear idea of what they're putting into the process and what they hope to get out of it, but a much vaguer sense of how they're going to get from Phase 1 to Phase 3.