Cows, goats, worms, water wells, and sewing machines are being donated this holiday season to charitable organizations, including Heifer International, World Vision, and Oxfam. More
Now, a profile of a devout man of apparently boundless energy who teaches children how to play soccer -- and a lot more.
This coming week, Muslims around the world will begin celebrating the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims are expected to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during daylight hours. It's also a time of increased giving to the poor. But many American Muslims say the U.S. government's war against terror is hurting their efforts at charity. Kim Lawton has our report.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Muslims and charity with Anwar Khan, national development director of Islamic Relief.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Muslim charities with Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Counsel.
Tony Lazzara was a successful doctor living a comfortable life in the United States, but he left it all behind so he could follow the example of St. Francis of Assisi and help poor, handicapped children in Peru. More
We visited the prayer shawl ministry at St. James Episcopal Church in Lothian, Maryland, where members gather to knit and crochet shawls they hope will provide not only physical warmth but spiritual comfort as well. More
“We can provide opportunities that no isolated house could ever provide. They have art, they have music, they have swimming, they have a health club. They have all kinds of activities. And that really enhances their lives,” says Sister Rosemary Connelly, general manager of Misericordia. More
“Repentance, prayer, and charity are the hallmark[s] of this season,” says Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, “We search our souls and then we pour out our souls to God, saying, ‘God help us, give us the strength to be the kind of people that we want to be.'” More