The greatest acts of courage come from the people who have the most to lose.
“Better to be a dictator than gay.” That was Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus, responding in 2012 to Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s openly gay foreign minister, who had dubbed Lukashenko “Europe’s last dictator.”
They both had a point. In Belarus, it’s probably better to be Lukashenko than anyone else, gay or straight. And Lukashenko, now in his 20th year of authoritarian rule, is indeed a dictator. He also happens to be the host of this year’s International Ice Hockey Federation’s world championship tournament.
Pressures for change are mounting in India, Brazil and South Africa.
The insulting, xenophobic, hate-filled response from the right to Jeb Bush's remarks has pushed the GOP’s very real existential dilemma back into the spotlight.
The IOC should amend Principle 6 to express explicit support for the human rights of all.
We were inspired by Pope Francis, who, in his first trip outside Rome, visited the Italian island of Lampedusa, the island in which migrants from Africa attempt to reach Europe.
Why is the DOJ using its discretion to criminalize and prosecute ordinary immigrants?
For millions of other Americans, a pro bono lawyer represents their best chance to enter a courtroom, or to avoid it.
Jimmy Carter, our most outwardly religious president, gently remindied summiteers of St. Paul’s teaching that there is “no difference between people in the eyes of God.”
Puerto Rico’s status is impossible to reconcile with the principles of democracy and equality our nation strives to uphold at home and promotes abroad.