Tag: Volunteering

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    “We get volunteers who otherwise might not have any contact with the criminal justice system who come in, give up their days, their weekends to be with the prisoners,” says David Liebel, director of religious services for the Indiana Department of Corrections. More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    Jockin Arputham started his campaign to build a network among the urban poor by organizing a critical mass of India’s slum-dwelling population, especially women’s collectives. Today they pressure local governments to be more responsive to their needs, especially toilet and sanitation facilities. More

    January 30, 2015 | Comments

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    Bruce Lasky, founder of Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia, is setting up legal clinics and instilling in Asian law students the moral obligation to help the poor. More

    October 18, 2013 | Comments

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    “I am convinced that the kids from the most challenging circumstances are also the grittiest, the most determined. and have the biggest capacity for compassion,” says buildOn’s founder Jim Ziolkowski. More

    August 16, 2013 | Comments

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    “The way we spend our money is ultimately one of the greatest signs of our moral convictions,” says Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz. More

    September 30, 2011 | Comments

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    A partnership between the city of Portland, Oregon and evangelical churches has led to thousands of volunteers completing hundreds of community service projects focused on schools, hunger, homelessness, health, poverty, and the environment. More

    October 16, 2009 | Comments

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    In the aftermath of the epic fires in southern California, worship communities have joined the relief effort well beyond their congregations. Their services are now as much practical as they are spiritual. More

    November 2, 2007 | Comments

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    Most tourists come to Tanzania to take a photo safari through a wonderland of wildlife. There are few places on earth that can match it. On the other hand, there are an increasing number of tourists who come to Tanzania to comfort a dying old lady or hold a little orphan girl. It’s called “voluntourism.” More

    April 6, 2007 | Comments