Global Citizenship

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dalai Lama reminds us that humanity cannot survive without love and compassion. Love and compassion, he says, are not luxuries they are necessities.

Humanity includes the entire human race, but it also refers to human characteristics like kindness, empathy, service and sympathy.


Travel and Friends in Tanzania. Photo: Terri Marshall

Expanding Friendships Through Travel

By Terri Marshall

Changing careers from an estate and trust administrator (think death and taxes) to a travel journalist brought me more than a flexible fulfilling career.   Read more

The World Experiences Humanity
Cover of Alicia-Rae Light in Palestine

Opinion: Why You Should Care About What’s Happening In Palestine

By Alicia-Rae Light

Until I spent time in Palestine’s West Bank, seeing it with my own eyes and listening to people’s stories…I didn’t have a grasp or understanding of what was happening or why.   Read more

Middle East History Humanity
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Brooklyn’s Hasidic neighborhood and Ecuador’s Huaorani people

Hasidic Community You have probably seen the men with black coats, black panama-style hats and long curly sideburns (payots) and wondered who they are. These men (and women) in black are members of the Hasidic Jewish religious group. The group that arose as a spiritual revival movement in 18th century … Read more   Read more

The World Insights History Humanity
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Revisiting the Little Rock Nine experience with Ernest Green

This event was the first experiment in school integration and came three years after the U.S, Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education landmark ruling…   Read more

United States History Humanity
Racism is not patriotism

Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic and Author of ‘RACE-BAITER” on Language, Travel and Media

Join World Footprints for an engaging conversation on race-baiting, travel, media and music with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans.   Read more

United States Experiences Humanity
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Surviving COVID-19 with Kindness in Florida

Being socially distant does not mean that we must also be emotionally distant. As human beings we have a natural need to feel connected to a community and the common experiences we all share as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of the dynamic global community we’re … Read more   Read more

United States Health & Wellness Insights Humanity
Photo by Capture Humanity founder Matilde Simas is s included in the “State of the World” Exhibition. It focuses on bringing uncensored news, directly from photographers witnessing events with the guarantee that they are not manipulated by the mainstream media or sensationalized for profit.

Pictures of Humanity, Traveling Through Depression

On this show World Footprints discusses the power of travel to generate social change and heal depression with two amazing guests. Matilde Simas is an award-winning documentary photographer who uses her gifts to generate social change. Her work focuses on human rights, people affected by trauma, and endangered ecosystems. In … Read more   Read more

The World Experiences Humanity
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UN Foundation’s Girl Up! conference

On today’s World Footprints radio show we will showcase some remarkable young women who are doing extraordinary things. World Footprints was invited to attend the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.  Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation that gives American girls the opportunity to become … Read more   Read more

United States Study or Teach Abroad Events & Festivals Literature & Music Humanity
UN Foundation panel at the event discussing women in fragile states.

UN Foundation: Women’s Voices in Fragile States

On the occasion of International Press Freedom Day, World Footprints was invited by the United Nations Foundation to attend a powerful event sought to change the narrative and examine women’s voices in fragile states and why those voices matter. The UN Foundation co-hosted a distinguished panel which was led by … Read more   Read more

The World Events & Festivals Humanity Social Responsibility
Iced coffee in Laos. Photo: Tara Tadlock

Coffee in Laos: an Unlikely Pathway out of Poverty

By Tara Tadlock

When people think of Southeast Asia, Thailand and Vietnam often come to mind first. But squeezed between them is Laos, a country covered in dense jungles and lush mountains perfectly suited for growing coffee, a relatively new crop that has grown recently in importance to the nation’s economy.   Read more

Asia Food & Drink Humanity
Tonya Fitzpatrick speaking at TEDxWayneState

Travel as an Antidote to Divisiveness | Tonya Fitzpatrick | TEDxWayneStateU

Tonya Fitzpatrick discusses the power of travel. She presents to us a new way of looking at travel and how doing this can open up new doors and wholly transform you and those around you in ways you never could have imagined. What does travel mean to you? Tonya created … Read more   Read more

United States Insights Humanity
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Exploring Israel on foot, Dr. Seuss’s humanity and preserving Eritrean culture through Art

This show reflects an appreciation for culture through the arts–writing, fine art and Dr. Seuss's illustrative art.NBC News correspondent and former Middle East Bureau Chief, Martin Fletcher, joins World Footprints to share his new book, Walking Israel.  Fletcher’s book chronicles his adventures and insights as he walked along the coast … Read more   Read more

The World Insights History Humanity
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Global Hunger Conference – The Fight Against Famine

Howard Buffett and Bill Gates.  Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickYou may have seen the “60 Minutes” interview with Howard Buffett and clips from the World Food Program’s 10th Annual George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony and global hunger conference at the U.S. Department of State but World Footprints is sharing the complete highlights.  This … Read more   Read more

The World Agritourism Events & Festivals Humanity Social Responsibility
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Children of Civil Rights and Defenders of Human Rights

After the War of 1812, Canada’s reputation as a safe haven for slaves grew. Fugitive slaves fled to planned settlements like The Elgin Settlement, known today as Buxton, located in Ontario. Bryan and Shannon Prince from the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum will share how Buxton survived and developed … Read more   Read more

North America Humanity
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Soccer and a “Survivor” Against Domestic Violence

Fans of the CBS prime-time reality show, Survivor will remember contestant Becky Lee from the 2006 Cook Islands season. She took her prize money and created Becky’s Fund, to raise awareness about domestic violence. Becky will talk about her social mission with the fund, and share some tips for making … Read more   Read more

United States Sports Humanity Social Responsibility