The Impact of MAP Project: Maryann Broxton

The Impact of MAP Project: Maryann Broxton

As the around sound is filled with political debate on national issues affecting people in poverty, it is extremely moving and thought provoking to be in a conversation with men and women who live this experience. You hear powerful words like judgment, respect, dignity, companionship, isolation, community, bureaucracy, and many more. It’s not the usual […]

Why I joined Street Library

Why I joined Street Library

Meet Shayla from New York! Shayla, a product development coordinator in the fashion industry, shares her deep reflections on what has motivated her to start volunteering as a facilitator at Street Library, why she has continued, and the transformative impact that the interactions at Street Library have had on her. Read her reflections below and […]

Achieving Sustainable Development while Protecting Human Rights: Challenges and Best Practices

Achieving Sustainable Development while Protecting Human Rights: Challenges and Best Practices

Download the notes and the program here. On November 28, 2017, the International Movement ATD Fourth World along with Bahá’í International Community and Regions Refocus hosted the 40th informal working breakfast on Agenda 2030: Achieving Sustainable Development while Protecting Human Rights – Challenges and Best Practices. Opening remarks were given by Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur […]

Adopt a Street Library this giving season!

Adopt a Street Library this giving season!

Who inspired you to love to read? Do you recall a time when someone helped you discover the joy of reading? How did you learn to appreciate books? Jeremy, from Street Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, said “I like reading fantasy because it opens my mind up. Ms. Douglass, my kindergarten teacher, taught me to love […]

When Children Smile

When Children Smile

When Children Smile Joseph Wresinski “Go ahead, smile!” my mother would whisper to me, whenever she was anxious herself, having to face intimidating or worrisome people. In moments of humiliation, my smile shielded and strengthened her. “Go ahead, smile!” Because a child’s smile hides all the suffering and uncertainty in the world. In India, they […]

Leave No One Behind Dialogue Series Concludes at the HLPF

Leave No One Behind Dialogue Series Concludes at the HLPF

Co-convened by the Baha’i International Community, International Movement ATD Fourth World, and SOS Children’s Villages International. Download the notes from here. On Tuesday, 11th July 2017, Baha’i International Community, International Movement ATD Fourth World and SOS Children’s Villages International jointly hosted the final installment of the Leave No One Behind Dialogue Series to launch the […]