The sport of chess could hardly have had a more distinguished aficionado than Benjamin Franklin, the American philosopher, diplomat, journalist, printer and above all, distinguished citizen and...
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An enduring commitment to care for our children
It was hard not to spend this week thinking about children. Children in Gaza, in South Sudan, in Brazil, and in T&T. Children being killed by bombs. Children facing mass starvation. Children living in a state that can find money for football while they barely survive on the street. Children being abused in shelters and in their own homes.
In one way or another, all us adults are collectively responsible for all children. Our responsibility isn’t about charity, though that has its contribution to make. Our responsibility is about ending violence of every kind, relentlessly pursuing disarmament on every front, infusing a commitment to child rights into every culture, and refusing to let children be unprotected against our own mercilessness, whether from cruelty or neglect, from corruption-caused poverty or avoidable war. Who will hold adults like us responsible, and empower us to do better, if not also us?