Tag Archives: James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation

At the UN: Co-hosting Conference on World Peace, Health and Culture

New York, N.Y. Recently I agreed to co-host the World Peace, Health and Culture Conference at the United Nations on behalf of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), which I founded 12 years ago. Peace, health and culture are essential to “raising global citizens,” the motto of our orphan care program. My friend Dr. Noel Brown, founder of […]

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Kids Win When We Replace Stigma For Gay Parents

New York, N.Y. News flash: Today, in every state in America, gay fathers and lesbian mothers are raising children. For a range of reasons, not everyone in our country likes or wants to accept this reality, but it is a reality nevertheless. And it is also true that adoption – primarily of “waiting” children and […]

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Youth Leader on Philanthropy – Giving Back, Launching Global Fund

By Isaac Kassin, Edited by Jim Luce New York, NY. It is very difficult to succeed in our world today.  Standards are significantly higher, and for one to be self-satisfied, a copious amount of strenuous work is required.  A businessman may be self-satisfied when his paycheck reaches six digits.  A doctor may be self-satisfied when […]

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Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthquake of January 12 I will be on the ground — to stay — with our international team. We are ready and able to roll-out a real, integrated, […]

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Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

New York, NY. 9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentors over the passing years, and recently burying my father and step-mother, death to me is no longer a stranger. My grasp of our human fragility stems from watching the […]

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Leila Hadley Luce: The Last of the Great Luces?

New York, N.Y. I met Leila Hadley Luce with Hank — known to outsiders as Henry Luce III of Time-Life — in their Sutton Place residence, at a reception they threw for my first national organization, Fundamentalists Anonymous. It was late fall in 1986. They had just married and I did not know what to expect. She […]

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Slumdog: Greater Insult “Slum,” Not “Dog”

Mumbai, India. As founder of Orphans International Worldwide(OIWW), I have walked through the hovels and shanties of Jakarta, Bogota, and Port-au-Prince. Cite Soleil in Haiti is actually far worse than Mumbai’s Dharavi, at least as portrayed in the $100 million (and counting) smash Slumdog Millionaire. Question is this: Is this brilliant film “poverty porn”? Or might it […]

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