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Hip Campaign from World’s Oldest Humanitarian Program

Geneva, Switzerland.  The International Red Cross and Red Crescent can be best understood as a collection of pieces building a whole. In my first piece, I told the story of the Secretary General. In my second column, I interviewed him on the role of the Red Cross Red Crescent today. The latest Red Cross Red […]

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Airlines Applauded as Our Tsunami Docs Return from New Orleans

New Orleans, LA.  Orphans International Worldwide’s Indonesian “Tsunami Docs,” wearing traditional Moslem head covering, were present as they passed through New York to return to Jakarta after volunteering in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.  The United Nations Singers performed, and diplomats spoke from a variety of countries. The airlines that have assisted Orphans International Worldwide […]

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Mountaineers Climb Up so Kids with AIDS Can Grow Up

Scale Mount Kilimanjaro to help African kids with AIDS. The program includes Climb Up the 50, Climb Up the World, and Climb Up Kilimanjaro.  Funding will cover AIDS-related medication, supplies, and food for children infected with the disease in the hardest-hit countries, including Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Climb Up the 50 is based in the […]

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Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

With Barbara Magnoni. Photos by Tequila Minsky. Brooklyn, N.Y.  As the world economy collapses, the lifeline to already-impoverished Haiti has run thin.  One third of Haiti’s economy flows through remittances — through companies such as Western Union and Moneygram — from overseas family members sending cash home. Banks and micro-finance institutions such as Fonkoze also play […]

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2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

New York, N.Y. 2,870 cities in 134 countries. That’s how many cities have committed themselves to not being a nuclear target by joining the U.N.-associated Mayors for Peace. “Being in favor of nuclear disarmament is a no-brainer for cities. Atomic weapons were developed to destroy cities,” Aaron Tovish explained to me over coffee at the […]

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Chief Economist on Talent and the Economy

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New York, N.Y.  I recently spoke off-the-record with one of Wall Street’s chief economists. “It will take a long time to get back to where we were,” he said, agreeing with most of his colleagues and the president. “But,” and here I was brought up short, “it will never look the same.” Still, people should […]

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Delivering Social Good via Technology in Bad Economy

The Golden Venture washed up on our shores. This drama led to not only the Tribeca Film Festival film Golden Venture, but also to the founding of a national nonprofit organization, Pro Bono Net, which had the then-revolutionary idea of using technology to help coordinate pro bono lawyers working for good. One decade later, this […]

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Giving Newly-Arrived Home Attendants Nursing Education

New York, N.Y.  There exists a large population of bright home attendants in New York City from around the world, often burdened with family obligations coupled with low incomes.  These people, many women, often wish for a better life through the acquisition of nursing skills.  At the same time, there is a nursing shortage in […]

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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

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

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