Despite a giant disaster in Sulawesi, Indonesia was long in accepting outside aid. Its delay went against a global trend toward ensuring a right to life in natural disasters and international cooperation.
As studies pile up about the effects of social media on young people, Britain plans to issue ‘guidance’ for parents about screen time for their children. The advice needs to balance caution against the benefits of digital devices.
Ethiopia’s new leader has quickly begun democratic reforms but none will mean more than reconciling the country’s ethnic groups. Recent violence shows the urgency to develop a civic identity that he says starts with forgiveness.
A big new focus of his philanthropy will be innovators solving this acute social problem. The best are nonprofit volunteers equipped with special qualities of care that can heal the homeless from the inside out.