"Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness."Anne Frank CoexiStory exists because of the generosity of the people who share stories that bring small - but not insignificant - points of light to a world besieged by darkness. If you would like to contribute a write-up of anywhere from 1,500 … Continue reading A Call for Stories
“In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” — Maya Angelou It is easy to look around the world, and find love in all its forms; from parent to child, … Continue reading Love without limits: 3 interracial couples that changed history forever
In Manila, Philippines, a young woman on her daily commute makes her way through the crowded train carefully. Nearly everyone’s eyes are on her; they scrutinize her face, her complexion, and her chinky eyes. She pretends she hasn’t noticed, but someone whispers a slur in her direction. Another young woman books a local ride-sharing app … Continue reading Understanding the xenophobic response to NCoV: A perspective in the Philippines
One of the most important ways a group of diverse and different people can come together in harmony is through the sharing of stories. In the shared experience of storytelling, laughter is one of the most powerful forces to unite anybody. Stand-up comedy has evolved from just silly jokes and funny faces on a stage, … Continue reading Six multi-cultural comedians who break borders with laughs
The late Sultan came to rule Oman in 1970, following his father, the Sultan Said bin Taimur, whose rule had nearly brought the citizens of the then-known Muscat and Oman to their knees. Muscat and Oman had tended towards intense isolationism and an aversion to modernization and progress. While already under the influence of the … Continue reading An Oasis of Peace and Progress in the Middle East: The Legacy of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman
In a visit to Japan from November 23-26, 2019, the leader of the global Catholic Church gave an astounding speech on a topic that touches on critical issues such as immigration, political polarization, violent extremism and more: diversity. Speaking to an audience of young people at the Cathedral of Holy Mary in Tokyo on the … Continue reading Pope Francis on Embracing Diversity: “The Future is Not Monochrome”
There are few words more loaded, disputed, and colorful as peace. The word likely conjures different interpretations and imageries in each of us, but what do well-known historical figures think? Here, we let them weigh in on what peace is in their own words. "Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always … Continue reading Heavyweights Weigh In: What is Peace?
56 years ago, former US President John F. Kennedy delivered a commencement speech at the American University, Washington, D.C. that would go on to become one of the most iconic speeches on the topic of peace. Though written and delivered more than half a century ago with a different whirlwind of global affairs setting the … Continue reading The Most Important Topic on Earth is World Peace, Says JFK