Our great American holiday, the 4th of July, is just a few days off as I write this short blog. At the Humanity Project, we wish everyone a safe, happy holiday — and we hope that you’ll also take a moment to reflect on what it means. Just today I received an email from my friend and colleague in Egypt, Dalia Khalil, the director of our partner organization in that country. The Egyptian Association for Educational Resources, or E-ERA, is a progressive nonprofit that works with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and Johns Hopkins University among others. The Humanity Project has a blog exchange with E-ERA and we’ve also included one of their photos on our website’s PeacePage. Dalia’s email about the ongoing turbulence and uncertainty in Egypt reminded me once again about how fortunate we are in the United States. But we all know, of course, that our freedom was hard-fought and hard-won. On the 4th of July, we celebrate the courage and humanity of the great men who helped achieve the openness Americans enjoy today. All of us hope that Egypt will find a similar freedom in the years to come. And we hold that same hope for such nations as Syria and Libya and Yemen. And China and North Korea and … the list goes on. The U.S. has many problems, as we’re much aware these days. But yes, we are lucky too. Very lucky. Happy 4th of July to all from everyone at the Humanity Project!
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