Tag Archives: Haiti Earthquake

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

Tawang, India. Since 2000, we have been operating charities Raising, Supporting, and soon Educating Young Global Leaders. From every corner of the world and from every faith tradition. It doesn’t matter where someone comes from or how they worship – or don’t worship – as long as three elements are present: Tolerance, Kindness and Compassion. […]

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Gay Indian Prince Recognized for Charity in NYC’s Webster Hall in 2010

New York, N.Y. Following the earthquake that ravaged Haiti in 2010, where Orphans International Worldwide (OIW) had already been on the ground for ten years, we presented Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of the Royal House of Rajpipla, India our 2010 Global Citizenship Award for Leadership In Helping Humanity. Video presentation from Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil […]

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Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Reception Rocks New York

New York, N.Y. What an absolutely amazing event last week! The breadth of our activities over the last sixteen years blew me away. Our St. John’s University event, featuring our new Funds, Fellows and our upcoming Luce Leadership Experience – Hellas, was even more amazing because of the multitude of people involved in making the […]

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Memphis Hosts Habitat’s Jimmy Carter Work Project

Atlanta, GA. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, helped build a home today in Memphis, Tennessee, and joined Habitat for Humanity in announcing its 33rd Carter Work Project, which will take place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, Aug. 21-27, 2016.   […]

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Charlie Rangel Honored at Uni Haiti Gala for his Efforts to Rebuild Haiti

New York, N.Y.  Congressman Charles B. Rangel was honored by The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation with its Humanitarian Award for his decades of work to encourage development in Haiti.  Among his many contributions, Rangel created the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act of 2010, which provides additional trade preferences to Haitian textile and apparel […]

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Ambassador: From the Killing Fields to the White House

New York, N.Y.  I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004 when I was invited to hear him speak at the imposing Women’s Republican National Club, just north of Rockefeller Center. What a speech!  He spoke on surviving Pol Pot’s Killing Fields in Cambodia, then making his way to America where he earned a degree […]

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Rote Haitian Education – Not Necessarily As Bad As Thought

By Dr. Diane Hoffman, edited by Jim Luce Leogane, Haiti. As the renowned anthropologist Melville Herskovits observed long ago, in Haiti, nothing is what it seems.  My most recent visit to the country proved, once again, how true that observation was.  I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend a few days in Haiti with a small team […]

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Haiti History & Politics Seen Through Amazing Film of One Big Band

When the Drum is Beating is a film depicting Haiti’s rich musical culture and its legendary and beloved band, Orchestre Septentrional.  Through its sweeping historical narrative and infectious music, the film captures the nuances and complexities that make Haiti one of the most fascinating countries in the hemisphere.  In his exploration of the “Haitian people’s band,” Dow […]

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