Economic Justice · Human Rights · Hunger

What Is Poverty?

Getting involved with organizations that wish to strike out poverty is a noble mission. In order to understand why so many people are concerned with the plight of those living in poverty, it’s important to first answer the question, “What is poverty? The World Bank defines poverty this way: “Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack… Continue reading What Is Poverty?

Human Rights

A SWAT Team and a Family’s Tragedy

It may sound like a sensational headline, but over at Salon, Alecia Phonesavanh shared her story, “A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son.” What’s particularly heart wrenching about this story is that the family had to sit there and endure the fact that their baby was crying due to hasty actions on… Continue reading A SWAT Team and a Family’s Tragedy

Economic Justice · Economic Justice · Education · Education · Environment · Human Rights

Success Story: T. Jackson Kaguri and the Nyaka AIDS Foundation

It’s always an inspiration when someone overcomes extreme adversity to go on to be successful and help others who are struggling. When I had the amazing opportunity to talk to T. Jackson Kaguri for Equanimity, I realized that I was talking to an inspiring individual – Fall edition 2012, pages 54-56. Kaguri grew up in Uganda. He… Continue reading Success Story: T. Jackson Kaguri and the Nyaka AIDS Foundation