Category: News, Articles, Reviews

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a teenage girl from Sweden.  Since the age of 8 she has been concerned about climate change.  In September 2018 she launched a 3-week long strike from school to protest government inaction on climate change in front of the Swedish Parliament.  Her sign said, “School Strike for the Climate.”  Greta spoke about… Read more »

Michael Sharp

On March 30, 2017 the news reported the finding of the bodies of two United Nations workers in eastern Congo.  One was Michael Sharp from Kansas in the United States; the other was Zaida Catalán from Sweden.  They were members of a U.N. “Group of Experts” who were working on conflict resolution in the long, torturously-twisted… Read more »

Ameen Mukdad

Amid the ruins of an ancient shrine in the city of Mosul in Iraqi, the violinist Ameen Mukdad played his composition “I am Free.”  That composition was written while Mosul was under the stern rule of the Islamic State which banned music and musical instruments.  Mukdad played in hiding, but eventually his music was discovered… Read more »

ALISON DES FORGES (1942-2009)

“Governments hesitate to call the horror by its name, for to do so would oblige them to act.” The Rwandan genocide was personal for me.  I h ad a Rwandan friend who was involved in peacemaking efforts and was caught up in the violence.  He was missing for a month before we heard from him… Read more »

WWI: Underground Works of Art

Dr. Jeff Gusky’s discovery of carvings in the stone of underground bunkers where men lived for long periods of time during WWI are a poignant expression of the horrors, hopes, and humanity of the war.