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Kent Annan

Remember You Will Die (It Helps You To Be Alive)

Kent Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kent Annan

Each Ash Wednesday, if you go to a church that does this sort of thing, a version of "memento mori" happens when you go to your knees and a cross of ashes is marked on your forehead.

Embrace Your Crisis Of Faith

Kent Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kent Annan

A crisis of faith -- when you seriously question whether what you believe is actually true -- is a good thing. So this is, I guess, an ode to having crises of faith.

Haiti One Year Later: Faith And Doubt, Despair And Hope

Kent Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kent Annan

Prayers on the go, while focusing on areas of hope. At least for me, that's the way to keep from getting paralyzed by the incredible suffering and despair, and keep finding reasons for faith.

Poverty Tourism Can Make Us So Thankful

Kent Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kent Annan

I herniated a disk in my lower back two weeks ago. But here's the thing: it happened while riding a motorcycle taxi to a meeting in a tent camp in Port-Au-Prince where 50,000 people live under tarps. So I can't much indulge in feeling sorry for myself.