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Climate Change Talks and Human Rights Crises

This past year, International Human Rights Day, December 10, fell on the same day that negotiators gathered in Lima, Peru for the United Nations Climate Summit. It has long seemed that human rights and environmental justice are in two different arenas. The tactics to address the issues and strategies to ease negative impacts of each have remained separate. Human rights and environmental sustainability, however, could

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Solidarity in Humanity

I hear frequent expressions of disillusionment not only from colleagues, but also from members of my community. They’re frustrated by daily reports of violence at home and abroad. They’re disturbed by expressions of intolerance and ignorance worldwide. They’re weary from the past ten years, which have been marked by economic instability, military interventions, and escalating violence in an increasing number of hot spots. I’m

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