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Ending Orphanages Globally

New York, N.Y. The mission of Orphans International Worldwide, which began as “Raising Global Citizens,” has now expanded. Today our mission statement has evolved through ten years of experience coupled with a continued vision into “Ending Orphanages Globally.” An ambitious goal. This was my announcement at the Orphans International Worldwide Congress IV held at N.Y.U. […]

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Interview with a Tsunami Orphan – The Story of Fandi

Banda Aceh, Indonesia.  Fandi, his parents, his sister, and his two brothers tried to outrun the wave, but all but he and his sister were washed away. Fandi was carried three miles by the wave, was deposited on a mountaintop to be discovered two days later, at which point he was rescued and placed in […]

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New York Times Essay: First One Orphan, Then Many More

New York, N.Y.  The United States has plenty of affluent do-gooders who are taken with the idea that with their experience and creativity they could harness expertise and money to better the lives of people in the developing world. . I know now, seven years after founding my own global charitable organization, that this is […]

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Orphans International Worldwide 6th Annual Benefit with Peter Yarrow

New York, N.Y.  Peter was everything we had hoped for and more. I was honored to receive U.S. Congressional recognition initiated by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and Peter was delighted with his letter of support from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Peter auctioned off the autographed Peter, Paul & Mary guitars donated by Martin Guitars, and the […]

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First Orphans International Child Passes Away; Organization In Mourning

New York, N.Y.  The following was released to the boards and staffs of Orphans International Worldwide April 18 by Jim Luce, Founder & Director of Orphans International Worldwide, and Donald W. Hoskins, M.D., President, Orphans International America: We are very sorry to have to report the death of our precious child, Love, age eight, living at OI […]

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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

Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet