Tag Archives: James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation

Soledad O’Brien Opens Violence Symposium

By Soledad O’Brien. New York, N.Y. It all started with a deep desire… to alleviate stress and promote peace in the lives of people everywhere… by giving them the gift of meditation…  For years, David Lynch had heard of students going to school carrying guns; heard of the tens of millions of children taking drugs for […]

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Meningitis: Give Kids a Shot — Save a Kid’s Life

New York, N.Y.  This week, hundreds gathered at the iconic New York Athletic Club on Central Park South to share stories, support and more stories to make more parents aware that their child’s life can be saved by a vaccine. It was the tenth anniversary of the National Meningitis Association (NMA). Richard Thomas and James Naughton at […]

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Cuban Art after Historic Venice Biennale Return

By Cynthia Artin, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y.  Curated by Rachel Weingeist, “Adjoining Islands: The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan” came to Chelsea from Cuba’s first official participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale in over fifty years. The works include painting, sculpture, works on paper, and light forms that draw one into an intoxicating, dimensional […]

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Afghanistan: Working Mom Making Difference for 700 Children

New York, N.Y. What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in Afghanistan not only basic food, clothing and shelter – but access to the world of ideas, arts and cultures. U.S. President Barack Obama with AFCECO Founder Andeisha Farid of Afghanistan. The range in […]

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A Working Mom Making A Difference In 700 Children’s Lives in Afghanistan

New York, N.Y.  What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in Afghanistan not only basic food, clothing and shelter – but access to the world of ideas, arts and cultures.  The range in the quality of “orphanages” in Afghanistan is broad, and reports on […]

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My Pilgrimage Complete: Life Continues Like a Wheel

Bodh Gaya, India.  Four years ago I wrote the most-read piece of my life: Will a Vow of Poverty Fill the Void in My Soul? One of the reasons I was interested in this pilgrimage is to meet so many people who have taken a similar vow – the hundreds of thousands of monks who have descended in Bodh […]

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On the Banks of the Ganges: Reflections of a Journey in Time

Varanasi, India.  I realize this is winter in northern India just like in New York, but I had thought that India would be warmer and greener.  The countryside is often drab, so different from the vibrant rice fields of Bali.  Here, they appear to be either dusty or muddy.  I was unprepared for the cold […]

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Buddhism and the Universal Concept of Social Responsibility

Bodh Gaya, India. Studying in Japan back in college, I had a very unique Buddhist experience, one of which I did not understand until years afterwards.  I had joined a Buddhist student group that took me to the far north of Japan where we re-planted the mountainsides (“Shinnen No Mori”).  This was an international concept […]

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Avadora Mimouni’s “Models of Philanthropy” Celebrate Timeless Beauty

Guardians of Rescue Helps Save Hundreds of Abandoned Dogs in the Bahamas

Why More Football Fans are Opting for Craft Beer During the Games

Meet Elite Learners: A Small Nonprofit with a Big Impact

Teachers Get in Free During Teacher Wonder Days at WonderWorks Orlando

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge Unveils New Origami Exhibit with STEM Focus