Tag Archives: Social Justice

Reflections on Leadership from Marietta’s McDonough Conference

Marietta College, Ohio. The J. Luce Foundation (link) is opening the Luce Leadership Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (link) in June, open to its 6,000 students in August. It will feature both on campus and online courses in experiential leadership through a Doctorate degree. 1924: Jamaican-born political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator Marcus Garvey. Photo: Wiki […]

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In NYC: Songs of Peter, Paul & Mary to be Performed by Peter & Paul

New York, N.Y. Blowin’ in the Wind. Where Have all the Flowers Gone? If I had a Hammer. Puff the Magic Dragon. Are you singing along? Do you have a glorious picture in your mind of Peter Paul and Mary singing at the March on Washington? On Jack Benny? At countless rallies for social justice? […]

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Jonathan Reckford, C.E.O., Leads Habitat for Humanity

New York, N.Y. I met Jonathan T.M. Reckford this fall when Habitat for Humanity International (LINK) invited several foundations, including the Ford Foundation and our own foundation to meet with him and hear about Habitat’s good works around the workd – and get involved. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (right) and Habitat for Humanity International […]

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Peter Yarrow, Operation Respect Take Center Stage in Ohio

Marietta, Ohio.  I moved from Oxford, Ohio to Marietta, Ohio in 1972 — with a box of Peter, Paul & Mary albums. I was raised by liberal parents in the ‘60’s — Dad fighting the Vietnam War, Mom entrenched in the Civil Rights movement. I was raised with Martin, Bobby, Gene — and Peter, Paul & […]

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RUSH: Russell Simmons Family Supporting the Arts in New York

With Alana Galloway. New York, N.Y.  I first met Russell Simmons several years ago at the United Nations. We chatted about meditation and the earthquake in Haiti. I was inspired by his work and honored to be invited to his Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon last spring at the Plaza on Fifth Avenue with one of […]

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Robert Dear: Mentally Ill, Religious Fanatic – or Terrorist?

New York, N.Y. This week U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan insinuated that Robert Dear Jr., the man who murdered three people at a planned parenthood in Colorado, was mentally ill. Ryan said: “One common denominator in these tragedies is mental illness.” Who says Dear is mentally ill? He has been portrayed as a religious fanatic […]

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“Beyond Vietnam” – When King Spoke Truth Beyond Civil Rights

New York, N.Y.  Four years after American involvement in Vietnam began, King boldly issued his first statement against the war by calling for a negotiated peace settlement. His condemnation of the War garnered criticism from the government and some SCLC colleagues. Following advice to focus on civil rights instead, King decided to approach the issue […]

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Essay Five Years Ago: Will a Vow of Poverty Fill the Void In My Soul?

New York, N.Y.  As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me – my soul? – is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in touch with the best way to serve humanity. In theological terms, I would say I have yet to stumble upon God’s full […]

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US Soldier Fights to Bring Puppy Dragged by Rope Out of War-Torn Afghanistan

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