The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act is also a chance to note how often peaceful protests for basic freedoms still find traction in many places in the world.
16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the education advocate who won the European Union's annual human rights award Oct. 10, is also a favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
When President Obama meets with President Thein Sein of Myanmar (Burma) today, he should emphasize Washington’s commitment to Myanmar’s progress, while stressing the importance of preventing discrimination and violence against ethnic minority Muslims and Christians.
The African Library Project has sent 1 million books overseas and built 1,000 libraries in nine different countries.
In Indonesia, a brawl between Muslim and Buddhist detainees from Myanmar left eight dead today. Both sides are caught in a painful cycle of events.