Stories in Volume 9, Issue 2 — July-September 1997


In Cambodia, a literacy project aims to promote peace and empowerment

The “Hope for the Heart” project seeks not only to improve reading and writing skills but also to instill the values needed to create a nonviolent culture. KANDAL KOHTOUCH, Cambodia - Un Sokhem and Chhear Sem are like eighteen-year-old girls almost anywhere in the world... Read more

Perspective: The Exigencies of Globalization

Currently in international circles there is a great debate over globalization and whether it is a force for good or bad. That statement oversimplifies the matter, of course. But the issue of globalization and our collective response to it promises to define who prospers and... Read more
The Arts

Around the world, Baha'i youth workshops promote tolerance

PLAU, Germany - After touring through 19 countries in 12 months, members of the Diversity Dance Workshop were used to surprises, from finding a planned border crossing through Croatia impossible because of a war to a quirky new minibus that had an unusual series of three... Read more

"Orphanage Without Borders" in Togo is a testimony to individual effort

SOTOUBOUA, Togo, West Africa - Amgna Kotoko comes from a poor farm family, and, growing up outside this small agricultural town near the Mono River in Togo's heartland, his childhood was one of hardship. In part because of what he experienced as a child, Mr. Kotoko... Read more
The Arts

Retrospective exhibition on Mark Tobey opens in November at Madrid's prestigious Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia

MADRID - An international retrospective exhibition on the work of artist Mark Tobey is scheduled to open in November at the prestigious Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Featuring some 130 works from more than 50 separate collections, the exhibition will be the... Read more

From Asia to Zurich, there's no place to hide

One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism By William Greider Simon & Schuster  New York Question: What do metalworking unionists in Zurich, Muslim women in Malaysia, and peasant-farmers-turned-aircraft-parts-makers in China have in common... Read more