The beauty is that stories do not have to fill a financial need. There are many talented people and storytellers out there but they are not being adequately accessed. The problem is a matter of incentives.
In addition to being most strategic in their work one can feel a core ethic of JP/HRO -- respect for the Haitian people. That sense of humaneness permeates the camp. What also stands out is their integrated approach.
When I saw this little boy's photos in my inbox, I was eager to learn about this child. He was sweet and shiny and alert, just a few months old, and I felt hopeful for a moment. Then I read the social history.
Those who commit their lives to following Jesus are asked to follow in His steps. Many will argue that these are challenging tasks. If Jesus was here today, He would not do anything we cannot do ourselves.
Muslims are called to serve mankind. The hunger and thirst felt during the fast serves to cultivate empathy with those who are living hungry and thirsty everyday, those who are less fortunate than we are.
National identity provides foundational strength for a country, for it defines that unique metaphoric construct for collective belief in the nation not only as a physical place, but as a collectively held idea.
It was a stuffy, windowless broom closet like any other -- replete with empty cardboard boxes, threadbare rags, mops, and of course brooms. "This is where we counsel rape victims," said the center manager.
The sight of families stumbling into the camps after days of exodus through the desert and receiving their first nutritious meals in months is heart-breaking. We will pursue a coordinated, forceful and comprehensive response.
More than 8 million people in the Republic of South Sudan will celebrate their first Independence Day on July 9. It is only a beginning of a long road for this new nation's people to live up to their potential.