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India: Great Protector of the Tibetan People

Delhi, India. Call me an Ugly American, but India has made great sacrifices to safeguard the Tibetan people and continues to protect them to this day at enormous cost against the Chinese, and I had neither understanding nor appreciation of their efforts. This was not covered in my high school history class. Map of China and Tibet in […]

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My Mother: “God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!”

New York, N.Y.  My mother’s words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I felt having experienced the Dicksonian conditions of the orphanage where I found my infant son Mathew in Indonesia. The warehouse institution was crib-to-worn-out-crib of children dressed […]

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Gandhi’s Dedication to Non-Violence Remains Example for All

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewal of the commitment to non-violence and lives of dignity for all, noting that the example set by Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is relevant now as it has ever been. “Non-Violence,” a sculpture by Karl Fredrik Reutersward, sits permanently outside U.N. Headquarters […]

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Honoring Gandhi, U.N. Reaffirms Power of Peaceful Protest

New York, N.Y.  In these dramatic and perilous times, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged the international community to reaffirm the power and potential of bringing about change through peaceful means, following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi, who inspired today’s International Day of Non-Violence. Lapel pins distributed in 2013 at a special event […]

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