Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for peace. She is a conservationist whose movement has caused the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and also helped lead to free elections. Recently, Maathai visited Chicago, as Judy Valente reports.
Most tourists come to Tanzania to take a photo safari through a wonderland of wildlife. There are few places on earth that can match it. On the other hand, there are an increasing number of tourists who come to Tanzania to comfort a dying old lady or hold a little orphan girl. It’s called “voluntourism.”
Like many places across the African continent, the tiny fishing village of Hamburg in South Africa has been devastated by HIV/AIDS. Carol Hofmeyr is the doctor who treated many of the villagers there. She enlisted the women of Hamburg to create a massive altarpiece as a symbol of hope and resurrection.
One of the most influential evangelical leaders today is Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, a megachurch in southern California. Warren is perhaps best known for his mega-selling book, THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE. Since its release in 2002, it has sold more than 25 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books in history. But what is less known is that Warren and his wife Kay have donated most of their earnings to help heal some of the world's worst ills.
"Throughout our conversation, he spoke about God's concern for the poor and biblical calls for justice. He came across as intelligent and informed, easily reeling off statistics and the details of arcane international trade policy. Earnest, not posturing."
We talk with Grammy Award-winning artist Bobby McFerrin about his new album “spirityouall,” which he says reflects his Christian faith.
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