Brighter Brains

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Microfinance In Action

Posted: Sat, August 16, 2014 | By: Misc./BBI

Microfinance In Action is an innovative humanitarian activity that is conducted by students studying Economics at Southwind High School, in Memphis, Tennessee. Their teacher is Biba Kavass, a Fellow of the Brighter Brains Institute.

The students of Microfinance in Action have provided loans to sixty-eight nations via KIVA -… Continue Reading

We must separate Church(Mosque) and State in Africa

Posted: Thu, August 14, 2014 | By: Humanism


by Leo Igwe

Most African states are democracies. But due to the mixing of church(mosque) and state, they are democracies in name only. Separating the two poses a serious challenge to politicians, but the consequences of not doing so are grave.

this essay first appeared in This Africa Continue Reading

Boko Haram and the Threat of Islamic Extremism in Africa

Posted: Mon, August 04, 2014 | By:


by Leo Igwe

Today, there is a growing threat of religious fundamentalism in many parts of the globe. Worldly organisations driven by otherworldly agenda are on a rampage-waging ‘holy wars’, killing, maiming, kidnapping, raping in furtherance of their destructive and divine vision of this world. The forces of dark… Continue Reading

How Israel and South Korea can Join Forces and Change the World

Posted: Sat, August 02, 2014 | By:


By Tsvi Bisk


Individuals have difficulty living a meaningful life without some kind of personal vision of the future, and their place in it. This is also true of nations. The need for a vision that infuses life with transcendent meaning is even more essential once all… Continue Reading

The Gaza Conflict - An Israeli Perspective

Posted: Fri, August 01, 2014 | By:


by Eyal Granat

It’s been 35 days and over a 7000 rockets has been launched at Israel, 67 Israeli soldiers died in combats, and 3 civilians from direct missiles hits. I live 90 kilometers from Gaza and every day we get rockets here, they hit a school of… Continue Reading

Can Brain Sciences Eliminate Evil?

Posted: Tue, June 24, 2014 | By:


by Extropia DaSilva

Thanks to modern technologies that enable us to observe, in increasing detail, not only how brains are organised but how they function, and thanks to increasingly capable communications networks and knowledge-management systems, humanity is slowly advancing toward a comprehensive model explaining how the brain works. This… Continue Reading

Your Child’s Brain on Technology: Social Media

Posted: Fri, June 20, 2014 | By:


by Hank Pellissier

Social Media isn’t going anywhere, so as parents we to need consider how it affects kids’ developing minds and determine what role we want it to play in our children’s lives.

Is your child disinterested in video games, television, and texting, but alarmingly enthralled by… Continue Reading

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