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Umbrella Revolution: Pro-Democracy Protests Continue in Hong Kong

A pro-democracy protester sleeps on a bed as hundreds block Nathan Road, the main north-south route of Kowloon peninsula, at Hong Kong’s Mongkok shopping district. Tweet

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U.S. Navy Assists in Philippines After Super Typhoon Haiyan

Ormoc City, Philippines.  U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alisha White, left, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter 2nd Class Chris Miller, right, speak with citizens affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan while delivering relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass [...]

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American Red Cross Offers Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief T-Shirt

Washington, D.C.  People and organizations all over the world are rising up to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. On Friday, November 8, 2013, this deadly typhoon tore through the country made up of more than 7,000 islands. Map showing areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: www.icrc.org. The Red Cross has been working [...]

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Close to My Heart, Habitat for Humanity Launches IndiaBUILDS

New York, N.Y.  Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his hobby. Eventually he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, becoming our hometown’s construction supervisor. At his funeral in 2007, a professional looking woman approached me saying, “I believe you have [...]

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A Global Call for International Assistance with Crises at Fukushima

Grinnell, Iowa.  The crisis situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan is deteriorating and threatens not only the survival of the population of Japan but could also become a significant global disaster. We express our deepest sympathies to the people of Japan for the tragic loss of life, habitat and infrastructure they are [...]

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Photo of the Day – and Launch of our Global Photo Share

A girl and her bike in the fishing village of Kampong Khleang, Cambodia on May 4, 2013. Want to see your images in our Photo of the Day posts?  Use Flickr and tag your photos “TheStewardship” or simply email your best shots from Asia to info@lucefoundation.org.  Be sure to include where and when the photo was taken.  Original submissions [...]

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Viewpoint From China: Multipolar World on the Horizon

By Andrew Moody. Shi Yinhong, one of China’s foremost foreign policy experts, believes we could be moving into an era where the world is dominated by three or four powers and not just the U.S. The 60-year-old professor of international relations and director of the Center for American Studies at Renmin University of China, is [...]

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Most Powerful and Influential Indians Gather

New York, N.Y.  The most powerful, influential and international Indian leaders gathered in New York City recently to see who amongst them were worthy of award.  Why should we care?  For many reasons. Because India is the most populous democracy.  It is the second-most populous country anywhere, after China.  It is the world’s twelfth largest [...]

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Mass Surveillance Puts Online Privacy at Risk: U.N.

New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola, at Bellevue Hospital

U.N. Day: Celebrating Continuing Commitment for Better World

Cuba Hosts U.N. Ebola Conference, Sends MDs to West Africa

Hope: Ebola Orphanage Opens in Sierra Leone

U.N. Calls Out Detroit Water Policy as ‘Contrary to Human Rights’