Monthly Hot Topicsfrom Susan J. Ellis

This has been a year in which turmoil, violence, and uncertainty have affected too many parts of the world, often reversing social progress and opening deep divisions among people. Take heart: when things seem dark and cloudy, volunteers can be the bolts of lightning that can turn things around.   

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In the October 2016 - January 2017 Issue

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