Religions cannot only reject terrorism, they need to stand up against it, together

When writing this post, my first thought was Saturday’s brutal terror attacks in the Indian city of Ahmadabad, but this can apply to all settings and religious backgrounds. The followers of a religion must do more than simply reject the use of extremism in the name of their faith. In addition to speaking out against … More Religions cannot only reject terrorism, they need to stand up against it, together

"Blood Metals"

The video above offers some insight into the situation currently taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or the DRC. For those of you who have very little knowledge of just how serious this conflict is, please watch it, and then think of it together with the story below. The article says the demand … More "Blood Metals"

This just might be the most beautiful country in the world

A couple weeks back, I wrote a post about the complex relationship between the United States and Iran. Needless to say, I am rather alarmed by the already strained tensions that have increased since then, which is the reason I decided to write this post. The Iranian government has once again demonstrated its desire to … More This just might be the most beautiful country in the world

What?????

Last week, I was about to get a Coca-Cola when I noticed the company is “proud partners” with Beijing 2008. After seeing that, I had to put it down (I like Pepsi better anyway). Below is an example of precisely why I am so angry with the Chinese and what they have been doing. Now … More What?????

One vote is all it takes

In this video, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen casting a ballot in his one-man presidential election, trying to make the impression that his country is somehow embracing democracy (opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is currently holed up in the Dutch Embassy, fearing for his life as armed Mugabe supporters await him outside). I don’t even … More One vote is all it takes