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Would you have me argue that all human beings are equal?

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was a remarkable worker for human rights.  Although he lived more than a century ago, his thoughts remain pressingly relevant. He began life as a slave, but winning his own freedom, he fought not only for abolition of slavery but also gave his support to other human rights causes, such as the emancipation of…

Angelina Jolie and the Refugee Warehouses

What makes someone like Angelina Jolie take an interest in the lives of refugees?  What makes anyone take interest?   In this video Angelina visits refugees in Afghanistan.  It’s clear that there is no “foreignness” in how she relates to them.  She sees them as people who are suffering, and to whom we should respond.