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What’s better: The idea of changing the world, or actually doing it?

What’s better: The idea of changing the world, or actually doing it?

Dan Teefey is the Senior Pastor at Riverside Covenant Church in West Lafayette, IN. He recently returned from a mission trip to Ecuador.  In Eugene Cho’s forthcoming book, Overrated, he asks a powerful question:“Are we more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually changing the world?” The book is not ......
Students make a difference at a hospital in Nicaragua

Students make a difference at a hospital in Nicaragua

Maya Mills is in the 8th grade at Adda Clevenger Junior Preparatory School in San Francisco, CA. In June 2014, she traveled to Nicaragua to volunteer for Operation Rainbow with her mother, Dr. Karen Makely, who donates her time and talent to perform surgeries for the organization. This piece was reposted with permission from......
10 lessons learned on the impact of secure land rights

10 lessons learned on the impact of secure land rights

Roy Prosterman is the founder and President Emeritus of Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest women and men. Got land rights? If you live in North America or Europe, the answer is probably: yes. If you live in the developing world, the answer is more likely:&hellip......
Teach a woman to fish

Teach a woman to fish

Ritu Sharma is the Co-founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide, an organization that advocates for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence. She is also the author of the book,  Teach......
Disease detectives respond to the Ebola outbreak

Disease detectives respond to the Ebola outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) disease detectives are the real-life scientists and health professionals who fight disease outbreaks worldwide. Kelsey, a disease detective working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, recently traveled to the epicenter of the outbreak.
The Data Revolution: Orwellian nightmare or boon to people power?

The Data Revolution: Orwellian nightmare or boon to people power?

This post was originally published on post2015.org. ‘Algorithmic regulation’ – a new term coined by Silicon Valley tech pioneer Timothy O’Reilly is an equally fascinating and terrifying notion. O’Reilly, (who also coined the term ‘Web 2.0’) describes the way in which the so-called ‘internet of things’ – th......
Shedding light on energy poverty: One Ugandan woman’s perspective

Shedding light on energy poverty: One Ugandan woman’s perspective

Irene Namaganda is a BeadforLife field coordinator in Uganda. Bead for Life invests in women and help them become successful entrepreneurs in their communities. Irene knows how harmful a lack of electricity can be to the health of girls and women, but she also sees first-hand the positive effects that access to electricity ca......
PODCAST: Get your facts straight on Ebola with Dr. Dan Bausch

PODCAST: Get your facts straight on Ebola with Dr. Dan Bausch

By Jaclyn Schiff, director of communications at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Follow on Twitter at @J_Schiff.  If you’ve been paying attention to the news surrounding the West Africa Ebola outbreak, chances are you’ve either heard from Daniel G. Bausch, MD, MPH&TM, or read his analysis (see ......
Interview: Tarik Jasarevic on WHO response to Ebola outbreak

Interview: Tarik Jasarevic on WHO response to Ebola outbreak

By Chelsea Hedquist. This post was originally posted on the UN Foundation’s Global Connections blog.  Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO), has been deployed to West Africa twice in the past few months to manage communications around the Ebola outbreak that has now killed more than ......
VIDEO: He shouldn’t have died

VIDEO: He shouldn’t have died

By Prakrit Nepal, ONE Campus Leader and student at Colby-Sawyer College. When I was in 11th grade, I had a friend at school in Nepal named Sameer. He was up all night studying for a test, but his house had no power. So he used a kerosene lamp to read. The next day, Sameer died of…...
Numbers count. So should girls.

Numbers count. So should girls.

Girl Up , an innovative campaign of the United Nations Campaign, envisions a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. So, it’s pretty obvious to us: girls should count. Duh. But 1 in 3 children&helli......
This month’s curator: Dana Perino

This month’s curator: Dana Perino

One of the best things that ever happened to me was having my heart opened to the needs of the people of Africa by President and Mrs. Bush. During the administration, I travelled to Africa and learned more about their passion and policy advocacy. Seeing the problems — from health, hunger, education, and empowerment –&......
Redefining masculinity in the Balkans

Redefining masculinity in the Balkans

Ibadet Dervishaj is a communications specialist at ICRW. I shaved my head when I was 10 years old, and it opened a whole new world to me. Growing up in Kosovo, I started noticing gender roles at a very young age. Men could be masters of their own fate and women had to accept their…...
Ramadan hunger is fading – are its lessons fading too?

Ramadan hunger is fading – are its lessons fading too?

By Lina Hashem, Islamic Relief USA  Ramadan is complete, alhamdulillah. We have met our challenge, and it feels good. We celebrated our achievement on Eid, and now we’re easing back into everyday life. Hunger is fading back into a memory. Not so for Leila in Haiti. “We are in an eternal Ramadan,” she said in July&hell......
If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem

Nick Evans is a ONE Campus Leader at the University of Iowa.   I’ve never considered myself an activist. I’ve never gone to a big protest with signs and chants, I’ve never “occupied” anything, and I’ve never gone to a far-away place to help a group of people and hopefully inspire the worl......
Help South Sudan survive hunger and malnutrition

Help South Sudan survive hunger and malnutrition

This blog post was written by Aimee Ansari, Country Director, CARE South Sudan. The U.N. recently reported a startling statistic: without a change in the conflict in South Sudan or to the amount of humanitarian aid being delivered, 50,000 children under the age of five years old will die by the end of the year,…...