TCC Playlist: Where the Streets Have No Name by U2

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Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono, the lead singer of U2, was raised in Ireland by a Catholic mother and a Protestant father. He’s a believer and one of the world’s best known philanthropists. Because of his humanitarian work on behalf of Third World Debt relief, the AIDs crisis, tuberculosis, malaria, and other causes, he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. He once called Pope John Paul II, “a street fighter and a wily campaigner on behalf of the world’s poor. We would never have gotten the debts of 23 countries completely cancelled without him.” And his 1987 hit song “Where the Streets Have No Name” envisions a future without wars over religion and class. Bono said, “Maybe that’s the dream of all art: to break down the barriers and the divisions between people and touch upon the things that matter the most to us all.”