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What do you wish for in 2017?

What do you wish for in 2017, he asked? I won’t settle for anything less than peace, I said. Long-lasting resounding worldwide peace. Global peace, literally peace in every corner of this world, you know? Yes, he said gently, yes, I know … Featured Artist: Ilie Krasovschi

ROMANIA – A Winter’s Tale

Photography © Sorin Onisor “Winter Song” by Nichita Stanescu | English translation by Thomas Carlson and Vasile Poenaru

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY | “Afghan Girl” | Respect, Steve McCurry!

Cover Photography: Steve McCurry and the “Afghan Girl” | Photo © Bente Haarstad Photography June 1985: The image of a young Afghan woman with intense green eyes in a red headscarf makes the cover of the National Geographic Magazine. The portrait was taken in 1984 by the amazing photojournalist and visual storyteller, Steve McCurry. Compared […]

Around the World on Fridays (“K”)

“Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other ‘isms’ grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.” […]

Around the World on Fridays (“J”)

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So, when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” Bob Marley Today: Jamaica | Japan | Jordan Cover Photography © Marianna F. | Trenchtown, Jamaican […]

Around the World on Fridays (“I”)

In loving memory of Leonard Cohen (21.09.1934 – 07.11.2016). R.I.P. “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen Today: Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Israel | Italy Cover Photography © Narinder Nanunarinder / AFP | Amritsar, India

Around the World on Fridays (“H”)

“More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.” Alexander Chase Today: Haiti | Honduras | Hungary Cover Photography © Stefano Giovannini | Child in Jacmel, Haiti

Around the World on Fridays (“G”)

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” Maya Angelou Today: Gabon | Gambia | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Greece | Grenada | Guatemala | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana […]

Around the World on Fridays (“F”)

“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.” Dalai Lama Today: Fiji | Finland | France Cover Photography © Fenton Lutunatabua | Pacific Climate Warriors, Fiji

Around the World on Fridays (“E”)

“It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.” Dee Hock (founder and former CEO of the Visa credit card association) Today: Ecuador | Egypt | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea […]

Around the World on Fridays (“D”)

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” Malcolm Forbes Today: Denmark | Djibouti | Dominica | Dominican Republic Cover Photography © Eric A. Clement | Children in Balbala, Djibouti