Failure is not an option in Paris

Failure is not an option in Paris

An address to the climate change conference in Bangkok, July 3, 2015 I am not a scientist. Scientists have long shared with us incontrovertible evidence pointing to the extremely serious degradation of our common home as a result of human activities. So I will not...
Christianity vs. Islam

Christianity vs. Islam

Islam is going trough similar convulsions and wars that plagued Christianity centuries earlier when thousands of Christian “heretics” were burned alive on the orders of the Pope or corrupt and despotic bishops. Islam did not experience similar convulsions in that...
Ramos-Horta: Repression in the Maldives

Ramos-Horta: Repression in the Maldives

José Ramos-Horta and Benedict Rogers write for the Wall Street Journal on the arrest of an opposition leader and the political backsliding in the archipelago nation of the Maldives.  On Feb. 22, Maldives police arrested the country’s former president, Mohamed Nasheed,...
Charlie Hebdo: Moderate Muslims Must Speak Out

Charlie Hebdo: Moderate Muslims Must Speak Out

This article was cross-posted on The Huffington Post.  The barbaric terrorist attacks against the staff of the Paris satirical paper Charlie Hebdo come in the wake of other murderous assaults against innocent pedestrians in the streets of France in recent weeks. For...
October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

Update: We are happy to report that on October 16 “little” New Zealand won one of five two-year seats on the United Nations Security Council. Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos-Horta had been in New York for two weeks raising his voice for the need for...
José Ramos-Horta: A Personal Tribute to Madiba

José Ramos-Horta: A Personal Tribute to Madiba

Nobel Peace Laureates were to be gathering in South Africa in the second week of October as guests of our revered colleague and brother Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former President Frederik DeKlerk. The gathering, an annual event, to be held in Cape Town, was meant as...