Bicentenary of Argentina: 200 years of an epic

On May 25, 2010, Argentina will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the revolution that opened the way to Independence. Throughout the year there will be preparatory activities for the big party next year. “What is understood as May Revolution? (Launched in 1810 – so begins the Bicentennial in 1810 and not 1816 is the date […]

Amsterdam: History of the Red light District

A red light district is a neighborhood where prostitution and other businesses in the sex industry flourish. The term “red light district” was first recorded in the United States in 1894, in an article in The Sentinel, a newspaper in Milwaukee. Other mentions from the 1890s are numerous, and located all over the United States. […]

Human traffic

Is it possible that we as Christians just aren’t angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps, we’ve grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile. I’m not trying to say this for the sake of the ’shock factor’ but I really believe there are times when the Church needs to have a deep[er] anger […]

Biosecurity on farms

There are times when perniciously false premises are treated as the criteria by which truth is determined. We lose the argument before it’s begun. And where does that leave us in our efforts to control mortal dangers of our own making? An article of faith among veterinarians and epidemiologists is that large industrial farms are […]

The picture would have changed the world

Many post pictures that show that changed the world. No doubt each picture had its effect.  I am left with what should be changed. I want to see, that for me is not changed in the world. The prize-winning image: A vulture watches a starving child in southern Sudan, March 1, 1993. Keven Carter winning […]