28 March 2014

reading rainbow - 28 march 2014.

Celebrate good times! It's the end of another week of Kiswahili for us and for you? Work? Studying? Whatever it is, feel free to pumzika (a.k.a. relax) with the following awesomely curated articles!


#1: Why some people are calling Pope Francis 'Marxist.' And why they're wrong.
Pope Francis recently raised eyebrows in wealthy nations when he spoke of "the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose." Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the United Nations, weighs in on how Pope Francis is reminding us of the place of morality in the marketplace

Photo Credit: L'Osservatore Romano

#2: What does the world look like when measured by wealth?
The ONE Campaign recently released eight maps that will, truly, change the way you think about Africa and possibly, the rest of the world as well! Which one shocks you the most? We'd love to hear!


You should recognize this from: Is Africa A Country or a Continent?


#3: Does modern day slavery exist?
Unfortunately, yes, it very much exists. Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times has been reporting on sex trafficking slavery for almost the last 20 years and "Inside the Brothels" documents seven amazing and heart-wrenching stories of women all over the world. Note: These stories are not for the faint of heart.


Photo Credit: Nicholas Kristof


#4: Do you need a reason for not having children?
Whether in the United States or here in Tanzania, people are constantly asking Michael and I when we will have children. Behind these questions is a veiled attempt to convince us to have children, and soon! Jamie Berube at the Thought Catalog documents a tactful response to the many questions about her decision to have (or not have) children.

Photo Credit: Hands of Health

#5: Let's end on a hopeful note.

Photo Credit: Amazon

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