| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:31 PM
For Becky Perlow, the next destination looms 19,341 feet above sea level. The goal? Reaching the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, located 3 degrees south of the equator and deemed by many the highest free-standing and "walkable" mountain in the world....
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Flannery McArdle, 21, rolled into Baltimore on Aug. 13, on a 4,000-mile bike trip from San Francisco to Boston Harbor to raise money for HIV/AIDS research.
And her first stop, with 17 other riders following, was to her family's house on Uffington Road in...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Kabatwa, a silverback mountain gorilla, carries her twins in the Virunga Mountains, just outside Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The babies were born in February. According to a 2010 census, the total number of mountain gorillas has increased by a...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Letter writer Paul R. Schlitz Jr. can't seem to grasp the fact that an acknowledgment of Iraq's potential to harbor weapons of mass destruction doesn't necessarily indicate current agreement with the decision to invade, nor does it require someone to...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON By now, most people know that Russian President Vladimir Putin took over the neighboring Crimea region of Ukraine and formally annexed it after a hastily called referendum there that drew outrage from across the globe.
U.S. officials don't...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:48 AM
On April 7, 1994, Rwandan forces killed 10 Belgian peacekeeping officers to discourage intervention into a genocide that had just begun. Just three months later, Hutu extremists murdered somewhere between 500,000 to 1 million innocent civilian Tutsis...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In scattered villages on steep green hillsides, many who killed their neighbors in Rwanda's genocide 20 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead.
Speech that creates ethnic divisions has been...
| Apr 6, 2014
KIGALI, Rwanda — Twenty years ago Monday, the state of Rwanda set about trying to hack itself out of existence. Starting on April 7, 1994, Hutu extremists, in a premeditated 100-day campaign, systematically butchered close to 1 million Tutsis...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Orphaned during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Emmanuel Habimana posed a question to Stevenson High School students, including Rafi Stifelmann, that chilled her to the bone.
How long will it be until we actually mean it when we say, "Never again?"...
| Mar 28, 2014
Richard Salem graduated from Antioch College in Ohio, a school first led by public education reformer Horace Mann, whose words, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity," are repeated each year at commencement.
Mr. Salem took those...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...