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J. Luce Foundation Announces First ‘Luce 24 Under 24’ Awards

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation is pleased to announce, on its 20th anniversary, the launch of the “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards. The inaugural list of winners will be released by our philanthropy in June, 2019. The foundation’s mission is Supporting Young Global Leaders. Evin Floyd Robinson, co-founder of New York on Tech, receiving the  […]

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Colombia’s Government and FARC Sign Modified Peace Accord

New York, N.Y. Colombia’s government and its largest rebel group announced a new, modified peace accord Saturday, after voters rejected an earlier deal in a referendum. Secretary Kerry Meets With Colombian Officials in Havana, Cuba. Photo: U.S. Department of State. The government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) – a Marxist guerrilla group – […]

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At ‘Peace Camp,’ Colombian Youth Send a Message

Bogota, Colombia. Dozens of activists have raised a multicolored, makeshift tent city in Bogota’s main square to demand the government and rebels save a deal meant to end a half-century of conflict — part of an outburst of activism across the country by Colombians stunned at last week’s unexpected defeat of the peace accord in […]

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Colombia: 250,000+ Children Hurt by Conflict Despite Peace Talks

New York, N.Y. Hostilities in Colombia have disrupted the lives of more than a quarter of a million children since peace talks began three years ago, the United Nations children’s agency today reported. Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. U.N. Photo/Mark Garten. Of that figure, nearly 230,000 have been displaced and an estimated […]

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Colombia: ‘Significant Progress’ Towards Final Peace Agreement

New York, N.Y.  Following a recent upsurge in fighting between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Government, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement reached by the parties in Havana, Cuba on the issue of victims and commended their commitment to place victims at the center of the peace process. Internally displaced […]

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New Measures to De-escalate Recent Violence in Colombia

New York, N.Y.  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday’s announcements that the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP plan to institute new measures in de-escalating the fighting in the country and accelerate negotiations towards a peace agreement, the United Nations has confirmed. Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. U.N. Photo/Mark Garten. A statement issued […]

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Children International Announces Winner of the 2014 Inspire Award™

Kansas City, MO. Children International has named Miriam Castilla Lara from Barranquilla, Colombia, the winner of the 2014 Inspire Award™. The unique Children International Inspire Award™ celebrates outstanding contributions of volunteers who live in and are a part of the impoverished communities Children International serves. More than 8,000 dedicated volunteers help make Children International’s work […]

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Essay Five Years Ago: Will a Vow of Poverty Fill the Void In My Soul?

New York, N.Y.  As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me – my soul? – is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in touch with the best way to serve humanity. In theological terms, I would say I have yet to stumble upon God’s full […]

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