My life was pretty typical for many Cambodians.
The first thing you will notice about a Moldovan orphanage is its silence.
Children in these institutions are often not allowed outside, forced to lay in their cots and ignored by workers who only address their most basic needs.
Coffee-lovers rejoice! Studies are coming out that drinking coffee daily is linked to lowered risks of stroke and Type 2 diabetes.
In 2014, elections in India brought the Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party) into power.
They are often described as the “Hindu Nationalist Party.” If that title summoned up shades of another nationalist government and social group that the West knew all too well in the 1940s, the comparison wouldn’t be far off.
Under the boot of Communism, many Christians in the Soviet Union faced harsh oppression. Evangelicals worshipped in underground churches, taking communion out in the forest and being baptized at night. Bibles and Christian literature were confiscated and destroyed.
In his book Samson and the Pirate Monks, Nate Larkins discusses a phenomenon that probably all human beings know too well.
“I was an adolescent when I first realized I am not always the same person, that there are several versions of me who appear and disappear in response to my surroundings.
Researcher and sociology professor Michael Kimmel stood in front of his class, whiteboard marker poised. “What does it mean to be a good man?”
An awkward silence followed with rustling papers and creaking chairs.