I'm here to learn more about the challenges confronted by Syrian refugees, and the organizations working to help them.
This short checklist of practical, simple steps can help families stay equipped for natural disasters.
Amid the carnage of missing limbs and blood-spattered sidewalks, numerous heroes like Dr. Shah emerged, bandaging the wounded, comforting the traumatized, bringing hope into a situation of abject horror.
27 million -- that’s the number of women, men and children currently enslaved throughout the world.
This week, as we remember the iconic film that captured the hearts of viewers around the world, I hope we can join together in raising awareness of the real-life crisis occurring not far from the unforgettable scenes that first captured our imagination.
A woman who has survived more trauma and tragedy in her lifetime than most of us can imagine, Somaly escaped slavery in the brothels of Cambodia and began to reach the world with her remarkable story of courage and hope.
"Coming here, our people have realized what democracy really means, and this is important for us, because in the road ahead, we need many people in our country who understand how to uphold the values and institutions of democracy."
In the Olympics -- and often in life -- it’s not always about a pristine performance. Sometimes it’s about picking yourself up after a painful defeat, or moving forward in spite of an initial failure.
Lopez Lomong, the Team USA runner competing in London's Summer Olympics, was one of Sudan's "lost boys," a former child soldier who spent 10 years of his life in a refugee camp.
Hours after the Aurora theater shootings, photos of aspiring sportscaster Jessica Redfield, among other victims, were circulating the internet. Redfield’s final blog post garnered attention throughout the world. It’s a post that reminds us all of the reality of uncertainty, the importance of gratitude, and the amazing gift of life.
From 1976 to 1983, Argentina’s ruling military dictatorship conducted a brutal campaign of state-sponsored terrorism. People who opposed the regime weren’t just arrested. They disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again.
Today in the United States we are celebrating a priceless gift. It’s a gift that many of us received when we were born, that some are receiving for the first time, and a gift that tragically, some will never experience.
When it comes to the immigration debate, let's not forget that this nation was built by men and women who fled persecution and arrived as strangers in search of a new home. We have such people among us today.
Although many have worked to address this issue, the ramifications of child marriage remain under-reported and misunderstood in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Ethiopia, among others.
It goes without saying that there can be no freedom of faith in a society where people aren’t free to not believe.