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Life Carries On For Tsunami Orphans of OI Worldwide

Banda Aceh, Indonesia. After much apprehension, our staff in Sumatera took the children to the beach as they had pleaded to do. We should not have worried – our laughing children frolicked in the ocean waves as if they had not lost their entire families to a giant wave only six months earlier. Our children around the world, […]

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Eyewitness: Working to Serve AIDS Orphans (7/04)

New York, N.Y.  The first open forum I held on AIDS orphans was in July 2004 in New York City. The Rev. Bill Tully, rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, my minister, welcomed me to the St. Bart’s Rector’s Forum to discuss our plan to assist in the AIDS orphan epidemic. I spoke on AIDS orphans to […]

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Christmas 2006 Essay: Regrets of a Busy Man

New York, N.Y.  As much as I am committed to moving Orphans International forward at all costs – Quand Meme – it does take a toll on me and I must admit having regrets. I have never spent a Christmas without my son for over ten years until today – he is now in my house in […]

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Tsunami Saint – NY’er Opens Heart and an Indonesian Orphanage

New York, N.Y.  A New York man has raised about $100,000 and opened an orphanage in tsunami-ravaged Indonesia. “These kids are the most defenseless people in the world,” Jim Luce said by phone from the Banda Aceh orphanage. “They are the poorest of the poor, and I felt horrible that they were in that position, […]

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Prince Albert Agrees to Chair Our Global Advisory Board

New York, N.Y.  Call me the master of the cold letter, but from White & Case, our pro bonolegal representation, to His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco, the head of our Global Advisory Board, I have been able to enlist much support through the power of the written word. SAS le Prince Albert II […]

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In Memoriam: Frances D. Alleman-Luce, 1924 – 2001

“Dream of feeding the hungry, and the means of doing it follow…” – F.D. Alleman-Luce, 1973

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Notes From Japan: From Harajuku to Waseda

Tokyo, Japan. We all know about the Tea Ceremony and “Hara-kiri” from movies like Shogun, but what are the people our own age doing in Japan today? About everything s we’re doing  · and more. They’re prepping out; they’re punking out; they’re displaying the best of Japanese New Wave. Tweet

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Notes from Japan: From Country Zen to Urban Tokyo – Help!

Tokyo, Japan. It wasn’t America; it wasn’t France or Germany, either.   And although its most famous city, it just wasn’t Japan.   In retrospect, I’m not exactly sure what Tokyo was except different.   Of course, living in remote Japan one hears of Tokyo continuously, yet a clear picture of this all encompassing word fails to emerge.   […]

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