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Wall Street Lawyer on "The Positive Presumption"

  Associate Eugene Lee recommends the practice of Positive Intent. In Eugene’s words, “It’s simply what we learned or should have learned when we were little kids. It’s what the world’s wisdom and faith traditions encourage us to do.” While this may be the way our mothers told us to be, it is something easily […]

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Aquino Asked to Serve as Chair of OIWW Philippines

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  6 March 2009Her Excellency, Madame CORAZON COJUANGCO AQUINO Freedom President of The Philippines Times Street, West Triangle Quezon City, Metrom Manila SUBJECT: Honorary Chairmanship of the Philippine chapter of Orphans International America (OIA) that will be the counterpart of His Excellency, Prince Albert of Monaco, Chief Advisor of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), in New […]

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Reflections on a Two-Year Assignment: Build an NGO in Sri Lanka

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka.  As I prepare to return to the global office in New York, I have been reflecting on my two-year assignment to set up and manage Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Sri Lanka with local staff. It has been some of the most wonderful experience working closely with the local team members. Even if […]

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Can We Change Perceptions? “The Obscenity of NGOs”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “I hate the international community who came to my country to ”˜save us!’   I despise their portrayal of Haiti as one of abject poverty and flooding!   They make 100 times the salary of ordinary Haitians, drive enormous vehicles, and buy the services of our boys and girls!   It is obscene!” So began my […]

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

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