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[30 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Obama’s First Hundred Days: Keeping Up Hope

Betty Makoni
Zimbabwe
In the first 100 days it looks clear Obama is a leader with a conscience, and a clear one for that matter.
He spoke about his grandmother and many other women struggling to bring food to the table. It is the first time a president in my lifetime has set up a Commission for Women in the statehouse (as we call them in Africa). So the deliverables for women are there. The US Representative to the UN is a woman. Obama sees the power women have to make development real.
I …

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[30 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Love Makes You Strong

Nadra Mahdi
Sudan
When you love someone, you feel that you miss him
you feel that you need to be close to him
And when you come near him you you can find a fire in your body,
then solubility.
The last stage is swamped.
Then you will be nothing, you are finished completely.
From here your soul is created again.
The new soul you have is created from light
(God is light from skies and earth).
This light soul takes you to different places created from light.
Now you are a creature of light
Everything will change,
Everything will be incredible:
your steps …

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[29 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
When You Add Women. . .

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
I’m torn. I want to spend this post just gushing about all the cool stuff going on at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco. Our fearless Membership Coordinator, Kay Robinson, is there to represent, absorb, schmooze, and connect with the thousands of good souls who are researching, testing, and using high-tech tools to make the world a better place. It is an exciting, empowering time to be in this field. . . But since other important women-led things are happening in the world this …

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[26 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Go paperless for a day.

Level: Personal—Peace Principle: Community
This week’s featured story came in from Fayetteville, AR, USA::

Communications technologies have changed my life. I am someone who is very close to my family. And at the same time commited to improving international relations–a passion which takes me to far off places and away from the ones I love. These days it’s possible to stay in close contact with my friends and family and still travel far and wide. Likewise, it is possible to engage in international relations, and to take real actions to build …

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