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Watch What Happens: Art And Science Dream Team Takes Over A Deserted Island

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(Via MutualArt) To look at it, one would never suspect that the mostly barren, deserted island situated off the coast of Mexico would have such a c...

Zafen: Redefining "Interest" in the Changing World of Microfinance

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Microfinance has taken a beating lately for shifting far afield from its humanitarian origins. It's become a good idea gone bad. But all is not lost.

New University to Rise in Haiti as Higher Education There In Collapse

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Luce

The long-awaited post‐earthquake assessment of higher education institutions in the Port‐au‐Prince metropolitan area by the respected Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED) has been released.

On Being Homeless for 35 Minutes in Central London

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

John, if you're out there, I can't really say "thanks" for taking my money. I'm still a little mad about it. But I appreciate the lessons I learned through my mistake and your chicanery.

Private Initiative Marshall Plan Launches for the New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been working in Haiti since Christmas 1999. That New Year's Eve I hired my first staff -- my first local partner -- with a handshake at the Ol...

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthqu...

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

Creating and Living by Your Own List of Values

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

By defining a list of personal values that are truly your own, you'll be better prepared to make decisions. You'll focus more on what matters. For many of us, that focus is truly the greatest value of all.

Awarding for Ability, Not Disability

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

The disability label, like any other label, keeps people in a box and robs them of opportunities that we able bodied people claim as our right.

Skype Interview with Josh Silverman on Haiti and Bettering Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Luce

As you probably know, the multilingual, cross-platform Voice over Internet Protocol, instant messaging, and videoconferencing sensation known as Skype...

Be a Vote for Ubuntu

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Birute Regine

The great leaders of the twenty-first century will have ubuntu. Leaders with ubuntu recognize how their humanity is inextricably bound to others -- if others are diminished, so are they.

Why Do You Do This Every Day?

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

It's a good question to ask when you're evaluating your career, your life, your whatever.

One Woman's Mission: Empowering World's Poorest Girls to Transform World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was ...

Going Fair Trade

David Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Bronner

The fair trade movement had initially emerged around coffee, cocoa and tea, major commodities whose producers globally routinely suffered from major price fluctuations and exploitative trading practices.

How to Stand Out in Any Job

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Guillebeau

Regardless of what kind of work you do, it's usually not difficult to set yourself apart by going beyond the status quo.

How You Can Join the Billionaire Boys (and Girls) Club

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

The sheer size of the Giving Pledge is mind-boggling. Analysts have estimated that GP could pour $600 billion into the coffers of various causes.

Youth, Religion and Social Responsibility: Part II

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Precisely at a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control, it is heartening to see the emergence of a new global ethic of social responsibility capturing the minds and hearts of young people all over America.

An Openly Optimistic Letter to Performing Artists Freaking Out About Relevance During Hard Times

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

The change of perspective we offer as artists can become a change of heart, then a change of mind, then a change in life. Our fiction then, is our prediction.

This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck -- It's About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

While I have agreed that the cause of social justice has sometimes been politicized for ideological purposes by both Left and Right, I continue to defend the term itself as biblical.

Youth, Religion and Social Responsibility: Part I

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

It is possible to strengthen both religious identity as well as a commitment to greater social responsibility by following five principles: inform, empower, inspire, motivate and contextualize.

Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...

Some good news, finally

Scott Poynton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Poynton

Watching the oil slick spread through the Gulf of Mexico it's easy to conclude that we're hell bent on ruining this planet. The oozing, uncontrollabl...

Inner Life; A Social Responsibility

Megan McFeely | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

Just by living in a more conscious way, I contribute to the whole, my relationships and my community.

Is Our Country Going to the Dogs?

Stacey Radin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacey Radin

What does it say about our country when we continue to look the other way, allow cruelty and avoid the problem? Personally, it makes me wonder what other social issues we are neglecting.

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...