There's been a lot of talk about how horrible it is that we grieve for France when we're not similarly frenzied about Beirut and others. On the one hand, that argument is totally right. Yes, we should mourn the deaths of innocent people wherever they are, in a far more balanced way than we do. All lives are equal, and all innocent deaths are tragic.
As the leaders of the Catholic Church gather in Rome for the second phase of the Synod on the future of the family, many African Catholics are insisting that the world should listen to what Africans are saying.
We need to create an environment that will allow organizations to stay focused, grow slow and stick with a community long enough to raise a child. The next big idea to end poverty is to stay small.
What if we start to live into the promise and hope for liberty for everyone? What if we hope to believe and live like everyone is created equal? What if we actually lived like everyone is my neighbor?
For 67 years the late Mr. Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity -- as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, my homeland.
The Easter message focuses on resurrection, the denial of death and the assertion of life. It is about living in the light, moving beyond idols with limited possibility, forgiveness and living our highest possibility connected to the Divine. But is this a message we embrace?
Two thirds of all of the websites in the world use OpenSSL, this vulnerability would enable hackers (or anyone else for that matter) to exploit the cryptographic library and use that as a way of stealing information trough the SSL/TLS gateways.
My mother reminds me everyday that human kindness and empathy have no borderlines. This is not an abstract conceit mired in convoluted politics. It's an elementary part of being cognizant and alive.
You know how the refrigerator stops humming, and then you become aware that it was? Nelson Mandela taught me about the state when the hum clicks off.
We need each other's magnificence to be fully human. I need, and the world needs, you to be the unique and wonderful gift that you are. You are made for goodness and to be a person of peace. This is true for you and for every single human being on the planet. So join us on the Ubuntu Train and be part of the movement for peace within, among and between people.
The personal computer is political. The time for liberation has kind of come.