Greg Mortenson, co-founder and Executive Director of the Central Asia Institute, c0-author of Three Cups of Tea, committed education advocate and builder of schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan: I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being […]
The Denver Post has put together a great gallery of pictures from the Marjah Offensive, part of Operation Moshtarak. Click on the pic to see the gallery.
Jim Wallis says that budgets are moral documents, and that how we spend our money shows what our values are. Introduced today, President Obama’s $3.83 trillion budget treads a delicate balance between trying to get the economy going again and trying to bring down the massive inherited budget deficit.* Anyway, the budget for FY 2011 […]
My friend Heather spent two and a half years in Afghanistan doing photography and communications work for developmental NGOs. She wrote this blog in response to video footage of an American military chaplain encouraging soldiers to “hunt people for Jesus.” Training the military to convert those at whom they point weapons is not only a […]
News A 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti yesterday. Check out pictures here and here. (Warning: some disturbing images.) Afghan civilian deaths were up in 2009. Google may pull out of China! Miscellaneous Check out Prof Rah’s take on "Avatar." and “The Blind Side.” 100 free (or nearly free) things to do in DC. A year in […]