Justice and Generosity in Africa

December 11, 2014

It’s early December and I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Holiday season—frosting on the windows, light strings and ball ornaments hanging from the ceiling, bows adorning the booths, and Frank Sinatra crooning from the speakers, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . .” I agree with him. I love Christmas—not the hyper-commercialized frenzy, but the short span of time when the pace of life seems to slow, when families come together to celebrate despite their differences, when the spirit of self-interest that drives so much of our culture gives way, however […] Read More

February 21, 2013Comment

A friend of mine once said that women are the most oppressed people in the world. He was right. While the lot of women in the West has improved significantly over the past fifty years, women in the rest of the world are routinely subjected to a cornucopia of indignities—beatings, rapes, genital mutilation, object penetration, trafficking, pimping, and murder, often at the hands of the men closest to them.

According to the United Nations, one in three women around the world will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes. The statistics are localized, with women in China faring […] Read More