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With Wonderful Tibetan Orphans, Reflecting on How I Got Here

Tawang, India. Twenty-five years ago, I stumbled upon a ten-month old infant in Indonesia who would change the direction of my life: my son, Mathew James Tendean Luce. With incredible Tibetan orphans, high up in the Himalayas on the Bhutan/China border at Manjushree. Photo: Stewardship Report. My mother, a child psychologist in Boston, encouraged me to […]

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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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First Trip to Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage High in Himalayas

Tawang, India. Waking up my first morning in Manjushree, I hear the children already up and practicing their spirituality, chanting in Tibetan. Their soft voices can be heard chanting across the mountainside. A little girl from the Manjushree Orphanage off to Delhi for an operation. It was successful. Photo: Stewardship Report. With our helicopter fogged in, we […]

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Tibetan Children’s Village: Step One to Success

Dharamshala, India. When China illegally annexed Tibet in 1949, up to a million Tibetans are said to have perished. When His Holiness the Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959, trekking across the Himalayan Mountains, 85,000 of his people followed him into India. Boys reading in the library. Photo: Stewardship Report. Welcomed by then Prime […]

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Life Changer: My Visit to an Indonesian Orphanage

Manado, Indonesia. In life, we have events that define or shape the role we play in the world. An experience that alters our ways of thinking and doing. A woman catching a bouquet at a wedding may decide to finally marry. A young teenager may watch a vegan inspiring documentary of meat processing plants and […]

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Fairy Tales: Cutting to the Core of the Unconscious

New York, N.Y.  Fairy tales are not just for children.  I’ve known that ever since I fell in love with the cartoon series Fractured Fairytales, a weird and completely neurotic take on the classics.  But real fairy tales have always had meaning for me. At university, I was one of three students studying Russian Fairy […]

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Addressing Phi Theta Kappa on Social Responsibility

Hartford, CT.  I was recently asked to give the keynote address of the New England Regional Convention of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Founded in 1918, this society has more than 1,200 chapters in the United States, recognizing over 100,000 exceptional students each year for their scholastic accomplishments. We gather this weekend at […]

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Essay: Global Heroes as Role Models

My mother, Frances Alleman-Luce, had challenged me to think about what would make Orphans International unique in the bleak world of orphanages. I told her I planned to have memorials to twentieth century leaders on our campuses. By Jim Luce Published: Huffington Post, March 28, 2008. THE LUCE INDEX – Martin Luther King: 98; Sinclair Lewis: 98; […]

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