From #GivingTuesday to ‘giving circles,’ the forms of generosity are changing as young people seek closer bonds to the people and the causes that receive their time and money. They deserve thanks during this giving season.
To reconcile a nation torn by a brutal past, victims of past oppression in Tunisia are allowed to air their experiences in hopes their repressors will repent. A ‘truth’ commission aims to prevent cycles of revenge, setting a model for the Middle East.
Charity is not just a way to help others. It is an outward indication of healthy, happy individuals and communities.
A roundup of global commentary for the Nov. 21, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Nov. 21, 2016 weekly magazine.
The latest data again confirms a steady decline in homelessness, a result of local and federal efforts under both Obama and Bush. The key has been housing for the homeless and volunteers who form trusting bonds.
President Obama credits Trump’s victory to working-class anger at globalization. But globalization may not be the prime villain, and anger must be replaced by constructive empathy.
In one of the grandest experiments in restorative justice, Colombia has a new peace pact aimed at ending a long war. The key element that was missing: restitution to victims by the war’s perpetrators.
Clinton lost despite a much bigger campaign war chest, raising doubts about money buying elections. Are voters more savvy in judging well-funded campaigns?
Thanksgiving marks the start of the ‘giving season,’ but this year a new trend shows how people are seeking to give in more meaningful ways.
To bind the nation, Democrats and Republicans must quickly agree to solve a common problem: rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. It would be an easy win-win, setting a healing tone.
Hydrocarbon extraction and energy conservation can both be done in ways that protect the environment and the bottom line.