New Year’s Reflections

By Robin Phillips I love December.  I love it because it brings some of my favorite things - snow and holidays and celebrations with family.  But I also love the quiet time at the end of December that allows for reflection about the past year.  This time of reflection gives me hope for renewal and … Continue reading New Year’s Reflections

GUEST POST: “I love this school and I love these kids.”

By Laura Sandall  The Sankhu-Palubari Community School was a very special place for Laura Sandall's older sister Emily.   A young woman with tremendous spirit and energy, Emily raised money for the school when she herself was still in high school.  A few years later, she seized the opportunity to live in the Sankhu-Palubari community … Continue reading GUEST POST: “I love this school and I love these kids.”

The Right Thing to Do

by Deepinder Singh Mayell “The time to fix our broken immigration system is now.”  President Obama made this statement on the Senate floor in May 2007.  Over five years later, “now” might be getting a little closer.  With a large Latino turnout being credited as a key part of President Obama’s re-election this November, immigration … Continue reading The Right Thing to Do

Working Together for Women’s Human Rights in Moldova

By Mary Ellingen Chisinau, Moldova, is a place where the Soviet footprint is still visible. Stray dogs greet you at the airport. Tall, half-destroyed bloc apartments are the first buildings you see on your way into town. People live there, and lots of them, to judge from the laundry flapping out over each unfurnished balcony. … Continue reading Working Together for Women’s Human Rights in Moldova