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Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build Tibetan School

New York, N.Y.  I first met Kazuko Tatsumura, OMD at a Christie’s benefit for Tibet House at Rockefeller Center. We began to chat about Japan, where I had once studied, as well as Tibet and the many Tibetans living along the Chinese border in India. What captured my attention was that she had agreed to […]

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Help Me to Support Education and Orphan Care in Bihar, India

Bodhgaya, India.  One of the highlights of my pilgrimage to India has been meeting Ranjan Kumar, founder and president of the Gyanjyoti Rural Development Welfare Trust. Ranjan is a 22-year-old Indian Hindu whose passion and education is rural development. He aspires to become a member of the national government here where he can help improve […]

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Letitia James: Fixing the NYC Foster Care System

New York, N.Y.  On July 8, 2015, Public Advocate Letitia James, along with ten foster children, filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for causing irreparable harm to children in New York City foster care. […]

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Ban: ‘We Should be Outraged’ Over Violence Towards Children

New York, N.Y.  Millions of children around the world are caught up in adults’ wars, declared the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today, marking the 10th anniversary of a UN Security Council resolution that established a monitoring and reporting mechanism on the use of child soldiers with a strong call for accountability […]

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Three Months After Nepal Quake, Children Still At Risk – UNICEF

New York, N.Y.  Three months after Nepal’s April 25 devastating earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the United Nations’s Children Fund (UNICEF). Three children play with a rusted wheelbarrow in the town of Singati, […]

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New Measures to De-escalate Recent Violence in Colombia

New York, N.Y.  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday’s announcements that the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP plan to institute new measures in de-escalating the fighting in the country and accelerate negotiations towards a peace agreement, the United Nations has confirmed. Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. U.N. Photo/Mark Garten. A statement issued […]

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Books for Boys Project Seeks to Promote Literacy and Self-Esteem

New York, N.Y.  An article published in The Root last year about a Florida barbershop that promotes literacy sparked a movement miles away in the cities of Prichard and Mobile, Ala. Freddie Stokes launched Books for Boys about three weeks ago. He initially intended to establish small libraries, of about 75 books each, in two […]

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NYC Public Advocate Files Class-Action Suit Against NYC Foster Care

New York, N.Y.  In a letter received by The Stewardship Report today, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has joined with nine foster children in filing a class action lawsuit against the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for causing […]

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