Tag: Charity

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    Most millennials, says Rev. Wayne Meisel, “do not believe the church cares about them or the causes they care about. There’s this bubbling fervor and energy and possibility that we just have to figure out how to both tap and how to support, and then get out of the way.” More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    “I’ve realized that my neighbors are not just the folks living down the street or over a block, but they are living all around the world. They’re living in Rwanda, they’re living in Kenya, they’re living in Senegal, they’re living in Morocco, and so forth. And we need to be looking out for each other,” says Steve Clarke, a volunteer at Compatible Technology International. More

    March 27, 2015 | Comments

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    Forty-two years ago, in a village south of Paris, a French-Canadian created a home where the mentally disabled could live in dignity and where others could learn from them the value of sharing and acceptance. There is now a worldwide network of these communities called L’Arche, the French word for Ark, a symbol of hope. More

    March 13, 2015 | Comments

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    Read more of Judy Valente’s May 4, 2006 interview in Chicago with Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, a worldwide network of communities for the mentally disabled. More

    March 13, 2015 | Comments

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    Jaipur Foot provides free orthopedic care to poor people with disabilities and missing limbs. That’s important in a country where disability still carries a deep stigma, according to the group’s founder D.R. Mehta. “They can go and work back in their field, factory, or shop, earn their living. They acquire social respect, and they acquire self-confidence again.” More

    January 16, 2015 | Comments

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    For the young Jewish professionals he works with in Washington, DC, “social justice is their faith,” says Rabbi Scott Perlo of Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. “If someone needs help from me, I really have to give it, because they are worth, in God’s eyes, just the same as I am.” More

    November 14, 2014 | Comments

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    “Christmas is about Jesus’ birth and honoring Jesus with the priorities that Jesus would have in the world, especially amongst marginalized people. But what we’ve done is made it more about us,” says Rev. Mike Slaughter. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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    “St. Francis considers himself to be a brother to everyone,” say Father Larry Dunham of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. “He had his own special vision.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “It doesn’t take a lot of misfortune to be on the streets these days. I think everybody in America knows that right now,” says Ann Miller of Helena, Montana, where she and her husband, Wayne, opened God’s Love, an emergency homeless shelter and soup kitchen. More

    March 9, 2012 | Comments

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    “They don’t believe that either change is possible there or that their money, or their resources, what they give, will actually translate into something different on the ground. That’s the crisis that we’re seeing,” says American Refugee Committee president Daniel Wordsworth. More

    November 23, 2011 | Comments

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