Columnist Evan Davies writes about an experience while teaching in Rwanda that helped him lose his doubts about child sponsorship.
According to this article, more people in India have access to mobile telephones than to modernized toilets.
Only a few years ago, experts were increasingly optimistic about the fight against AIDS, as retroviral drugs were cheaper and awareness seemed to be rising. But this story chronicles the difficulties with the fight against AIDS in Uganda.
A UK-based group trying to raise awareness about the plight of homelessness has released the iHobo app, which is basically a Tamagotchi with a social conscience according to reports. You are given a homeless man to feed, give money to and provide a warm place to sleep.
A company called Ecomat has developed these ecologically friendly LEGO-like bricks for quick construction of shelters and other buildings.
The death toll from the storm that ripped through the Southeastern United States has risen to 31. The storm has caused at least $1 billion of damage in Nashville.
People often talk about their profession as a means to an end, “It pays the bills,” “Keeps me busy,” “It’ll be worth it one day,” all the while dreaming of…
Anne Jackson writes a column about witnessing sex trafficking deals at a cafe in Moldova, Russia.
Flooding around the southeast, including the city of Nashville, has left 27 dead and has left thousands with damaged homes and properties. The flood waters have also damaged Nashville landmarks
The abortion debate in Italy has been reignited by the story of a baby that was found still alive after a botched abortion. A priest who went to pray with the baby’s body 20 hours after the abortion found the infant still alive. The baby lived for two more days.
The federal government and BP are working frantically to try to halt the spread of oil from an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil slick is now the size of Puerto Rico, and is expected to make landfall soon.
A new social justice effort called 1MillionShirts, started by the guys behind I Wear Your Shirt, is using social media to try to send 1 million used shirts to people in need.
New estimates suggest that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be five times worse than originally estimated.
The Coast Guard plans to burn off much of the growing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico caused by last week’s oil rig explosion.
Kirk Noonan of Convoy of Hope writes about how an experience of doubting a Haitian man’s ability to successfully dig a well in an arid region relates to the organization’s mission.