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First Trip to Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage High in Himalayas

Tawang, India. Waking up my first morning in Manjushree, I hear the children already up and practicing their spirituality, chanting in Tibetan. Their soft voices can be heard chanting across the mountainside. A little girl from the Manjushree Orphanage off to Delhi for an operation. It was successful. Photo: Stewardship Report. With our helicopter fogged in, we […]

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With Wonderful Tibetan Orphans, Reflecting on How I Got Here

Tawang, India. Twenty-five years ago, I stumbled upon a ten-month old infant in Indonesia who would change the direction of my life: my son, Mathew James Tendean Luce. With incredible Tibetan orphans, high up in the Himalayas on the Bhutan/China border at Manjushree. Photo: Stewardship Report. My mother, a child psychologist in Boston, encouraged me to […]

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At the U.N.: ‘As a Young Global Leader; I am Servant of My People’

By Isaac Bayoh, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Roosevelt   New York, N.Y. Mirrors exist to show our outer appearance but nothing beyond that. Only our actions, words, and ideas could represent the personal qualities that matter. The real worth of […]

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Chicago Furniture Bank Founder on Young Global Leadership

By Andrew Witherspoon, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Chicago, IL.  Young global leadership is critical today because younger generations not only have the most at stake, but also have a great platform spawned by technology. My personal call to action stems from my upbringing and awareness of the world. My parents instilled in me […]

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My Experience: Why I Will Be A Torchbearer To Future Generations

By Sarah Cohen Kassin, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Brooklyn, N.Y.  I am petrified. Not for you, not for me, but for future generations. I fear the day when there will be no more Holocaust survivors, no more witnesses to the tragedy. People will begin to take advantage of these deaths and deny […]

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From Cornell: Why Young Global Leadership Today is So Critical

By Kumar Nandanampati, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Ithaca, N.Y. Young global leadership is so critical today because young leaders are uniquely positioned to understand, empathize, and tackle the inequalities and oppressions that society faces. As the number of global issues rises, from climate change to income inequality, it is important for young […]

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Matthew R. Davenport Fund Launched to Address Suicide and Addiction

New York, N.Y. Eight years ago today, I lost my best friend to suicide. Matt was a straight-A student and an extremely gifted musician. He was a loving son, a big brother, and a selfless friend. Unknown to many of those around him, he was also an individual who battled addiction.  Matthew R. Davenport Fund. […]

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In Dubai: Travelling Around World, Explaining Research Results

Abu Dhabi, Dubai. Finishing the Conference on Alternative Medicine in Abu Dhabi, the other day, I went to the desert city of Dubai, one of the famous cities in the United Arab Emirates. There was a conference on holistic medicine there – The Sixth World Summit on Cancer Research & Therapy — and I was invited as a […]

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The Wonderland@IAAC Literary festival is this Weekend Oct 19-20 in New York City

Himalayan Sessions compiles contemplative compositions by world music icons to donate instruments to underprivileged kids

Sabbe Sañkhara Aniccã: All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent

Dharamshala for Americans: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Hometown

Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

In Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided