Tag Archives: Indonesia

Tragic: Orangutans Face Extinction by Deforestation on Indonesia’s Borneo

New York, N.Y. The massive conversion of Borneo’s forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the orangutan on Asia’s largest island, making it “clear that a future without sustainable development will be a future with a different climate and, eventually, without orangutans, one of our […]

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United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Orphaned children–especially in poor countries–face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunity to obtain an education or training that would enable them to become independent, contributing members of their society. Many organizations work to offer hope. This fall, two groups are collaborating for the […]

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Essay Five Years Ago: Will a Vow of Poverty Fill the Void In My Soul?

New York, N.Y.  As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me – my soul? – is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in touch with the best way to serve humanity. In theological terms, I would say I have yet to stumble upon God’s full […]

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NYC Birthday Bash Supports Orphans International Worldwide

New York, N.Y.  The trendy new Asymmetrik Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC was the venue for Orphans International Worldwide founder Jim Luce’s recent birthday celebration that raised funds for orphaned children – and the new duet of Joey Vaughan and Jeane Reveendran performed.  Jeane is the newest Global Adviser to the J. Luce Foundation (lucefoundation.org). […]

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Friends of DeCosta Headley to Honor Humanitarians at Annual Dinner

New York, N.Y.  Many philanthropists toil and make personal sacrifices—with pleasure—because of their commitment to improving the lives of others.  Few realize the challenges and obstacles that some of us encounter in raising funds to support worthy causes.  So, it’s always a great feeling when someone acknowledges these efforts. I experienced such a moment a […]

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Charlie Rangel Honored at Uni Haiti Gala for his Efforts to Rebuild Haiti

New York, N.Y.  Congressman Charles B. Rangel was honored by The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation with its Humanitarian Award for his decades of work to encourage development in Haiti.  Among his many contributions, Rangel created the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act of 2010, which provides additional trade preferences to Haitian textile and apparel […]

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Micro-Finance Meets Multi-Nationals at Clinton Global Initiative

New York, N.Y.  Nobel-prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinance pioneer Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, addressed our breakfast at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) kick-off. Introduced by Hikmet Ersek, the C.E.O. of Western Union – the corporation that hosted this event – Muhammad was as inspiring as ever. Western Union, “Moving Money for […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 5, 2012

Indonesian Peacekeepers Provide Security in North Darfur. Photo: United Nations. Tweet

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Pope Francis to Allow Holy Year Pardon for Abortion

Prostate Cancer Foundation Raises $4 Million in the Hamptons

With the President: What I Saw in Alaska

3,000+ Asylum-Seekers Passing Thru Former Yugoslavia, Daily

Another Chemical Plant Explosion in China

Financial Planning: What’s Next For LGBT Couples?