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...
The Voices of Inclusion and Peace: Missing from the Conversation?

The Voices of Inclusion and Peace: Missing from the Conversation?

by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Wald The twentieth century was the century of overwhelming force. Two World Wars were won and lost on the basis of who had the first machine guns, who had the biggest and strongest tanks, planes, and finally, who was the first to...
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...
Long flight home

Long flight home

Dili-Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles. 37 1/2 hours straight in planes and airports. But I got a shower and five hours of sleep in Singapore, and overall a very comfortable flight on Singapore Air. Saw Mount Fuji at sunset coming into Tokyo. The experience of the Japanese...