Returning Soldiers and Humanitarian Action: Bridging the Gap

A few days ago, I heard a news item that really caught my attention. It was about Team Rubicon – and maybe you’ve heard about them, but their mission was new to me. And while the news story was heart-warming, it had a very sad beginning: the wide-swipe of a killer tornado. But what is…

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The Power of Goodwill

I am so moved. 14-year-old Hannah Salwen has convinced her parents to sell their house and give half of the profit to charity. I don’t want to spoil the story, but I’ll tell you that they embarked on a journey that transported them across the globe and tested their comfort zone. See what you think….

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Seven Easy Ways to Get Ideas for Your Blog

Just last weekend I came across a news release: “Pope Benedict XVI has a new commandment for priests struggling to get their message across: Go forth and blog.” At first I was surprised, but then I thought: Why not? They have a message. And so do you. One of the most effective ways of influencing…

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NICABM to Devote 50% of Program to Haitian Relief Effort

Why is this earthquake hitting me so hard? Not a victim myself and with no family or personal connection to someone living in Haiti, I’m really just a bystander. Yet wham…those scenes of utter rubble and a thoroughly collapsed life just freeze me in my tracks. Without being there, we can barely fathom its magnitude,…

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