School on wheels brings classe...

Apr 22, 2012 by

HYDERABAD, India — On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, parking...

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Support for Tommy and His Doll

Mar 30, 2012 by

From Teaching Tolerance by Ted Palenski Camilla was drawing a doll she was planning to get with her parents over the weekend. She was...

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Trayvon Martin: thoughts from ...

Mar 26, 2012 by

I cannot stop thinking about Trayvon Martin. I can’t stop looking into his eyes in this photo which has become ubiquitous online. An...

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Liberty vs. Enterprise: Montic...

Feb 27, 2012 by

Throughout history, when the battle has been between Liberty and Enterprise, Enterprise has usually won… Three items of note caught...

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The Photograph

Feb 17, 2012 by

This picture arrived in my email box the other day. When I saw it, I was struck by the emotions it conveyed. In writing this I...

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For the Want of a Home

Feb 5, 2012 by

From Bronwyn Harris for Teaching Tolerance: Like many of us, I sometimes overuse the word “need.” I have a tendency to say that I...

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A Post About Empathy

Jan 28, 2012 by

Years ago, I was doing a lot of business travel. And I do mean a lot. I was supplementing my writing income as a public speaker. It...

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Red Tails – the film eve...

Jan 26, 2012 by

George Lucas, producer director of some of the most profitable films in Hollywood history (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), has been...

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Portraits from Kathputli Nagar

Dec 18, 2011 by

(Text and Photos by: Isaak J. Liptzin ) I arrived in Jaipur intending to stay only for a few days, but I ended up meeting a group of...

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Resurrecting Love: The Cemeter...

Dec 6, 2011 by

Sharon and I both love cemeteries. One important aspect of the work we’ve committed ourselves to along our healing journey involves...

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Visualizing How A Population G...

Nov 18, 2011 by

Video and article from NPR The U.N. estimates that the world’s population passed the 7 billion mark on Monday, 10/31/2011. Much...

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Reasons why we sing

Nov 5, 2011 by

It’s been one of those summers. You think things are going one way, then suddenly life throws a curve, and then a curve back,...

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Violating Gender Norms

Oct 3, 2011 by

                    We are taught to live by the norms for our gender, but when...

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Himba

Sep 13, 2011 by

A hydroelectric dam threatens ancient tradition of the Himba in Namibia. Click to see the entire photo gallery The history of the...

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The Problem We All Live With

Sep 1, 2011 by

Thank you to my Coming to the Table friends Sharon Morgan and Edie Lee Harris for sharing this story. In 1960, a 6-year old African...

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CNN Spotlights The Not For Sal...

Aug 28, 2011 by

The Not For Sale Campaign uses a variety of tools to end slavery in our lifetime. They have a variety of programs in countries where...

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Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body

Aug 12, 2011 by

– A story told by Yelena Posniak/S4C New York City – I recently had the honor to interview Supei Liu and Diana Mao, the...

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Uncle Tom

Aug 4, 2011 by

More than fifteen years ago I walked from my office to a local elementary school once each week to read with a little first grade boy...

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Denis Mukwege helps women rava...

Jul 13, 2011 by

A woman arrived at the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a few years ago weighing just under 62 pounds. Armed...

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ZCD Foundation update – ...

Jun 8, 2011 by

http://www.momentscount.com/Interviews/ZCDInterview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:40 — 21.4MB)In 2008...

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Too Young to Wed – The s...

Jun 1, 2011 by

By Cynthia Gorney for National Geographic [jtabs theme=”smoothness” size=”small”]Page 1 :: Because the...

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Everyone Deserves to Have thei...

Jun 1, 2011 by

Today, I had a wonderful talk with an old homeless man. At the end of it, he looked at me almost with tears in his eyes and he said...

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Shocking photo created a hero,...

May 18, 2011 by

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from John Blake’s 2004 book “Children of the Movement.” The PBS documentary...

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Tracking slavery around the wo...

May 4, 2011 by

Which countries produce the most slaves and where are these slaves employed? And which international borders fail the test when it...

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