“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.
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 moreThe World Insights History Humanity
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 moreUnited States History Humanity
Join World Footprints for an engaging conversation on race-baiting, travel, media and music with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans. Read moreUnited States Experiences Humanity
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 moreUnited States Health & Wellness Insights Humanity
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 moreThe World Experiences Humanity
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 moreUnited States Study or Teach Abroad Events & Festivals Literature & Music Humanity
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 moreThe World Events & Festivals Humanity Social Responsibility
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. Coffee plantation … Read more Read moreAsia Food & Drink Humanity
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 moreUnited States Insights Humanity
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 moreThe World Insights History Humanity
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 moreThe World Agritourism Events & Festivals Humanity Social Responsibility
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 moreNorth America Humanity
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 moreUnited States Sports Humanity Social Responsibility