Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

Standing for Justice and Peace

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This week, we find ourselves reflecting on the tumultuous context we all are operating in. The world grieves the 444,000 lives lost due to COVID-19 and faces a global recession unknown to many in our generation, and we are simultaneously called to […]

How We’re Empowering Women – International Women’s Day 2020

In the 25 years since the signing of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Universal Women’s Rights, READ Global has strengthened its own commitment to advancing gender equality. By uplifting women’s voices and rights, READ Centers have helped transform gender norms in communities, a shift that helps everyone living in the community to […]

Preserving Nepal’s Oral History, Grandparents to Children

For centuries, the history of Nepal has been transmitted from generation to generation through oral storytelling: passing on stories about culture, livelihoods, and the natural environment of the country. Yet as Nepalese society modernizes and globalizes, this practice has begun to recede: stories once told are forgotten; traditional dances blend with more modern variations; and […]

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