I don't want to negate Kim Kardashian's charitable actions, but what would a $1-million wedding and a $28-million contribution to some of our world's most dire causes, talented young change agents and diligent organizations have looked like?
Knowing one another means beyond simple acquaintanceship -- you need to know people deeply. People go through some real tough things and even if it doesn't seem like it's that serious to us, pain is very subjective.
In thinking about religion and society in the 21st century, we should broaden the conversation about faith from doctrinal debates to the larger question of how it might inspire us to construct together a gracious and generous social order.
America's wealthy funnel the vast majority of their charitable dollars into institutions that simply don't address society's most urgent needs. That may pass the muster when we're all doing well, but it doesn't work in times like these.
While there's still plenty to be done in order to truly eliminate language barriers and make goods and services available to those in need of them, these companies' cumulative actions go a long way in addressing those shortfalls.