Remembering the Rwanda Genocide in Jamaica: The Dangers of Indifference and Silence

Yesterday evening, at Mary Seacole Hall on the University of the West Indies campus, these words resonated: The Rwanda Genocide…highlighted the danger of indifference and the consequences of inaction. The Rwanda genocide occurred not only because of the state-sanctioned culture of hate, but because of crimes of indifference and conspiracies of silence. Yesterday evening, a group … More Remembering the Rwanda Genocide in Jamaica: The Dangers of Indifference and Silence

The Danger of Indifference: Some Thoughts for the Week

“I came to a conclusion that the peril threatening human kind today is indifference, even more than hatred.” This article (with video and audio) about holocaust survivor, writer, poet and human rights activist Elie Wiesel, comes from WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station. You can read and hear more at http://www.wbur.org/2014/02/10/elie-wiesel-visionaries. I feel compelled to post it here, … More The Danger of Indifference: Some Thoughts for the Week

The Sacredness of Life and the Importance of Attics

A fellow-blogger and author, Jack Scott, shared this story on Twitter the other day. The life of Ms. Tina Strobos, who died last year, moved me so deeply. At age nineteen she joined the Dutch underground movement against the Nazis, and personally saved the lives of at least 100 Jews during the Second World War. … More The Sacredness of Life and the Importance of Attics