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In the recent Hobby Lobby ruling where, in words of Huffington Post blogger H.A Goodman, "Religious Freedom" became an official euphemism for imposing religious doctrine ... there has been a backlash.
by Aleriakatz
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 02:25 PM PDT with 98 Recommends
As a white male returned Peace Corps volunteer (Nepal 1987-1989), I dealt with issues of isolation, malnutrition, privacy, loneliness, and harassment... My future wife (left) with a fellow PC Nepal ...
by tharu1
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 19, 2014 at 07:49 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Since 1979, every appropriations act signed into law funding the U.S. Peace Corps has contained a provision forbidding the organization from paying for abortions for Peace Corps Volunteers under any ...
by AnitaMaria
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri May 09, 2014 at 01:01 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
In March 1965, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara addressed the first conference of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. He told us, "We have 3-3/4 million people in the Defense Department, but I ...
by Peoples Lobby
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 01:29 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Earlier today, the Peace Corps announced that it will allow same-sex couples to serve overseas together in gay-friendly countries starting on June 3. Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue May 21, 2013 at 02:20 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Christ marshaled his apostles to venture into the world to do good, sans guns. Why don’t we emulate? Who can build that peaceful army of do-gooders? Only someone who can preach to the world. Is ...
by Peoples Lobby
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:21 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Good morning! Let's give the Peace Corps some love. Especially the women of the Peace Corps and everyone who loves them. Let's let the women have regular health care! And have a bit of action ...
by jlms qkw
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 08:04 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Looks like this might be getting cleared up: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/29/179267241/if-military-covers-abortion-after-rape-why-not-the-peace-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 09:35 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
I was standing in chest-deep water near a small waterfall. I had to keep shifting my weight from one foot to another because the small fish in the pool kept nibbling on my toes and it tickled. ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 06:28 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
It's election season in the Dominican Republic, and that means that politicians get even dumber than normal. Yesterday the Dominican Senate apologized to the United States for what the ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
When I received my invitation to join the Peace Corps in Mali in 2003, little did I know that my time in this corner of West Africa would change my life profoundly. My work with my Malian ...
by mali muso
Comment Count 101 comments on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 06:35 AM PDT with 106 Recommends
Every society has its invisible class. In America that invisible class are the homeless. Hundreds of thousands of living reminders of "there but for the grace of God I go." A sub-class living ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 10:38 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Every society has its invisible class. In America that invisible class are the homeless. Hundreds of thousands of living reminders of "there but for the grace of God I go." A sub-class living ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 08:41 AM PST with 23 Recommends
it must be time for my normal Saturday morning reflection on teaching, life and everything else. I don't know which bothers me more, that the recent Republican debates have not discussed education, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 04:49 AM PST with 16 Recommends
One of the reasons I joined the Peace Corps was that I felt the need for more perspective on life. Two years in the Peace Corps, living in a different country with a different culture, ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 06:09 AM PST with 28 Recommends
You might think that Christmas in a country as religious as the Dominican Republic would be a huge thing, and you would be right. However, you would be right for the wrong reasons. Now that I've ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 05:23 PM PST with 11 Recommends
After you build latrines where most of the people live on less than $2.00 per day, you think differently -- no matter where you sit.
by Peoples Lobby
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM PST with 2 Recommends
As the Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, it is time to take stock and commit to making it bigger, better and bolder. As one of four members of the House who volunteered, I ...
by Rep Michael Honda
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 03:03 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I was visiting one of my project partners today. She has two daughters, the youngest of them 6 years old. While we were talking the girl from next door, about the same age, came over to play with ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 98 comments on Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 07:07 AM PDT with 330 Recommends
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Affairs, and Related Programs has passed a bill that would amend the current total ban on abortion care for Peace Corps volunteers by ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 09:28 AM PDT with 18 Recommends