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The House That Love Built

When Arlene Brown retired at the age of 65, she thought she would enjoy a life of leisure and travel. But after two years of traveling the world, she came to realize that her real joy came from living a life of purpose and contribution. This desire to live purposefully is what led her toREAD MORE

Memory Keepers

  April 15, 1994, nine days after the start of the Rwanda Genocide, more than 7000 Hutu militia marched down a narrow lane toward the Nyarubuye convent and cathedral — a sacred place known to be a place of refuge for the vulnerable and those in need, which on this day was an estimated 35,000 Tutsi Rwandans.READ MORE

Peace in Action

Like many African countries, Rwanda is a country that struggles to properly care for its children leaving many children to suffer with a difficult life alone in the streets. Street children, as they are commonly referred to, have either have no families at all or have fled or been forced into the streets due toREAD MORE

Umiganura: A Day of Sharing

August 5 is a day of celebration and sharing in Rwanda. It is the day Umiganura, or Harvest Day, is celebrated. The holiday is a time of unification with family, village and country. Historically, Umiganura was a day in which all people — rich, poor and from all social classes — came together to shareREAD MORE

Another Mass Murder in America

Another mass murder has occurred in America, and, once again, outraged Americans have taken to social media to make their perspectives known. This is an online dialogue far too many people have grown tired of — and by “tired” I don’t mean “bored of” but rather tired from the depths of our souls. Collectively, weREAD MORE

Violence in Texas Prisons: An Enduring Conflict

When we think of violence, we often think of a brute force action imposed on another human being, which is one accurate understanding of the word. Violence is also defined as an unlawful exercise of physical force. In the Texas prison system, brute force imposed on an incarcerated individual by another incarcerated person is strictlyREAD MORE