This is about all of us. It's not about Muslims versus Christians. Or conservatives versus liberals. Or East versus West. This is not any one country's war. This is every country's war.
The billion dollar Muslim fashion industry today may be one of the most talked about subjects but what commercial activity is really happening?
In the last few years, we've witnessed seismic shifts in the political, economic and social landscape of the Middle East and North Africa. Through it all, Arab women did what women everywhere do best: They multi-tasked.
When flotillas came to break the blockade, they came to help the people of Gaza. But, just as important, they came to break the blockade on the Israeli mind.
Each year, more than a half million women lose their lives from complications arising before, during, or after childbirth. In the stories that follow, we would like to share our personal perspectives.
What did I take away from my visit? That reconciliation is achievable and deep-rooted hatreds can be addressed.
Perhaps if we all subscribed to the African concept of Ubuntu -- that we all become people through other people, and that we cannot be fully human alone -- we could learn a lot.
The move was preceded by the triumphantastic sounds of the EWF horn section heard around the rarefied precincts of the World Economic Forum.