Category Archives: Global Citizen

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#Bosnian First Graders #Sign Love & Acceptance

Children with disabilities frequently are stigmatized by their peers and society at large. But this story of an amazing first grade class in Bosnia offers a glimpse of hope. Photo:…

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Needs of #Refugee Children of the Central African Republic & Nigeria

A clarion call from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is out for immediate assistance for refugees in the Central African Republic and Nigeria. These victims…

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Missing One Hot Meal Won’t Kill Me!

As snow pummels the Northeast, temperatures plunge, and the threat and reality of coastal flooding in my area is a major concern, I’m rushing to cook a lot of food…

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The Good They Die Young, But MLK’s Message of Hope Reverberates

Martin Luther King, Jr., would have been 87 years old today, 15 January 2016. Tragically, he was gunned down at 39 in his prime. Who was the man? He was…

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From ” #SocialNetwork ” Jerk to Model for Social Responsibility Entrepreneur

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has had to first live down an unflattering film portrayal, (something akin to Steve Martin’s lead character in “The Jerk”), and then overcome investor skepticism regarding…

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Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Safe Drop to Drink

Sadly, this maxim is true for one-third of the world population — 2.5 billion people. These people have no access to clean toilets and proper sanitation, causing disease and deadly…

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Wishes for More Tolerant 2016 & Actions?

By any standard, 2015 has exhibited a negative trend for tolerance and diversity. The trend is not just limited to ISIS or Africa’s virulent conflicts as Burundi, Ogaden, Central African…

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UN #Police, Force for Good or….?

The role of UN police, women and men, can be particularly critical beyond just helping those facing threats in war zones and/or on basis of race, ethnicity or religion.  Maintaining…

12-18-2015FemaleCutting

When Human Rights Abuses Masquerade as Culture: #FGM

From female genital mutilation to ingrained bias, the rationale often is culture, religion or even patriotism to deflect criticism.  However, if we were to accept such rationalizations human sacrifices would…

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First International Day for Genocide Victims

“One More, Never Again” is a stark reminder of man’s massive failure and complicity in genocide, the “crime of crimes.” This December 19 was an historical first step in recognition,…