Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama: We stand with you

Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama: We stand with you

See who signed the letter We the undersigned Nobel Peace Prize laureates, human rights leaders and concerned individuals wish to express our concern at the current deterioration of the human rights situation in Tibet, and the apparent breakdown of the talks between...
Who signed the Desmond Tutu letter

Who signed the Desmond Tutu letter

The letter from Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama was originally published for signature in 2010. After we reached 10,000 signatures, the letter was closed and delivered. We re-opened the letter recently at the request of our viewers, who wanted to be able to add their...
Ashley Judd in Rwanda: Day One

Ashley Judd in Rwanda: Day One

Editor’s note: The following pages are Ashley Judd’s journal from a trip to Rwanda in 2008. It could have been retired for being out of date. But we continue to get email about it, from people in various parts of the world, who appreciate it, are moved by...

Ashley Judd, Day Seven — reflections

We drove down the mountain with the valley below, traced by a wide meandering river. In the east was a wide rainbow, the magenta and violet were glowing. In the west, the sun was setting behind mountain after mountain after mountain. Everything was blue, even the air....

Ashley Judd, Day Seven — Dushishoze

Dushishoze….say that 3 times fast! Meaning “Think about it” in Kinyarwandan, Dushishoze comprises 4 youth centres nationwide where kids may access free medically accurate reproductive health information, services and products such as voluntary HIV/Aids testing (with...

Ashley Judd, Day Seven — Sonrise

Sonrise is a special place. Built by an Anglican Priest to address the orphan crisis after the genocide, Sonrise pulls in the neediest orphans from all over the country. Parish priests are well established in their individual communities and recognize vulnerable...

Ashley Judd, Day Six – Heal Africa

There is a new looking compound set incongruously in Goma’s ruins. In Cambodia, such villas are built by pimps. I wondered what kind of people could afford such a palace in one of the poorest countries on Earth. I was grateful to learn it was, in fact, my next...

Ashley Judd, Day Six — Democratic Republic of Congo

King Leopold of Belgium, an insane man who never should have been free in a society much less allowed to “rule” one, kept this unimaginably fertile area (equal in size to everything east of the Mississippi) for his personal exploitation and whim. During his lust for...