Friday, May 27, 2011

President Obama's speech on the Middle East has plenty of empathy for both Israel and Palestine, but something more is needed to engage both sides, writes Zeke Reich from New York.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Mike Brown

Osama bin Laden is dead; but terrorism isn’t. The evil of prophets of hatred who justify the killing of thousands of innocents must be confronted - but also cured, writes Mike Brown.

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Dushaw Hocket

Recently, I attended a memorial service in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street in Southeast Washington, DC. There, roughly one year ago, bullets were fired from a moving vehicle into a crowd of young people. Nine were hit. Four died. They had gathered after attending the funeral of Jordon Howe. Jordan was struck and killed by a bullet fired from an AK 47 assault rifle only a few days earlier (by the same assailants). The victims were all black. The suspects: black. The community – Southeast DC – predominantly black.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Day Ely Ravenscroft

I was born, brought up, and most often voted Republican. Recently in Arizona, our Republicans have become very unlike the ones I remember, such as my father, Senator Wadsworth, Senator Saltonstall, Senator Dirksen, Senator Goldwater, and President Reagan.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Dr. Syngman Rhee

When I left my home in the North I was full of hostility and enmity; I saw myself as one of the oppressed. I learned that the oppressed have the choice of revenge or forgiving and working for a new beginning for everyone. This has led me to make more than thirty visits to North Korea since 1978 in efforts to bring about reconciliation.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Rajmohan Gandhi

As his term as President of IofC International ends, Rajmohan Gandhi shares reflections on 2010 and his hopes for 2011 in a letter to the IofC network.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
John Graham

We need to find ways to initiate our boys into manhood without sending them to war, says John Graham, a veteran himself of the war in Vietnam.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

President Obama faces his severest test of leadership in the coming months. Will he be able to build some level of collaboration in Washington and continue to move the country toward much-needed reforms? The media paints a dire picture of national division, but most Americans do not live their lives as angry partisans.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Hector Garcia

As the United States continues to experience the effects of economic recession we are tempted to let fear confuse our thinking. Such is the case with the growing anxiety over immigration. There are opinions being presented in politics, the press, the Web, and among the general public that portray immigrants as the source of our problems.

Monday, September 6, 2010
Rajmohan Gandhi

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, President of IofC International, joined Pakistani Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon in a joint appeal for further assistance to those who suffer as a result of the catastrophic floods in Pakistan. They were speaking at a joint press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 3 September.