Tag Archives: Experiences

The Practical Maxim



Eye of the Beholder, Photo by Daniel Lofredo Rota

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:05 PM EDT, 19 February 2012 We each possess the power to positively or adversely impact our fellow human beings. So, “beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and […]

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African Voices Challenge the ‘Single Story’


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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Photo by PEN America Center

The Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks about the traditions of a single story framed by prejudice, stereotypes, and misinformation. The author of “Half of a Yellow Sun” (2006), she has several other notable books, short stories, plays and poem anthologies under her belt, but this presentation transcends continents, cultures, and class. View the video here.

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Chilean Miners | Freedom, Fresh Air & God



Miners at Work

Fifteen of the Chilean miners trapped in the San Jose mine have now been rescued, 18 still to make it to the surface. The 33 miners have been trapped since 5 August 2010. When the miners were determined to be alive in late August, it was said that it could take up to four months to get them all out alive.

The ninth man to arrive on the surface in the specially-made capsule was Mr. Mario Gomez. At 63 years old, he is the oldest of the group and has been a miner for over 50 years. He kneeled and offered thanks to God for his survival.

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Ethiopian Aliyah Remembered | Return to Israel


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Ethiopian Women Praying at the Kotel (Western Wall)

“The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.” ~ Bill Clinton

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Visions of Ethiopia | Addis Ababa



Women at Risk Ethiopia

Featuring images of Ethiopia that are rarely portrayed in the Western media. Like so much of what we are shown of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, there is more than meets the eye; greater diversity, cultural richness and fulfilled lives that do not require nor seek the pity of other nations.

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