Compassion

Making Compassion Last

It’s easy to criticize the news reporters for letting yesterday’s crises fall to the wayside to make room for today’s headlines. But it’s not up to the news cycle to keep caring long after disaster strikes—it’s up to us. Here’s 4 things you can do.

A Better Kind of Disaster Relief

Yesterday’s Senate vote on Sandy aid posed an interesting dilemma: provide much-needed support for Hurricane Sandy victims or withhold aid and so avoid worsening our nation’s debt? Meanwhile, our society is burning through both money and natural resources that our generation is going to have to somehow find a way to pay for. So, what do we do?

Dirty Love

I never really considered my dreams to have much significance until recently. Although I’ve read…

God Lives at the Bus Station

Ryan Keating writes for Reject Apathy about being detained by police in Turkey for feeding the homeless at a train station

Why I Am a Christian Democrat

As we continue our series on Christian engagement in politics, David Masciotra shares why the call for compassion leads him to embrace Democratic ideology:

Carrying Each Other’s Burden

Cathy Herholdt of World Concern writes about a meaningful donation they received from another nonprofit organization.

Caring When Your Neighbor Is an “Intruder”

Lorena Féliz writes a column for Reject Apathy about the moment her heart was changed for her country, the Dominican Republic’s neighbor—Haiti.

Facing Inaction in Haiti

Emily Cavan writes for Reject Apathy about battling inaction and excuses in Haiti.

A Real Urban Cowboy

One man considers just how much God has called him to give up—surely more than a few dollars to the guy on the corner.

Helping Others in Burn Notice

Rachel Decker writes a TV blog for RELEVANT about the show Burn Notice, and how it can teach us about balancing our own interests and the interests of others.

A Skeptic’s View on Child Sponsorship

Columnist Evan Davies writes about an experience while teaching in Rwanda that helped him lose his doubts about child sponsorship.

In the Eyes of Kolkata

There are only a few people in my life where I’ve actually seen love in…

A Cup of Grace

I have some pretty incredible friends. In fact, I think I underestimate them a lot…

In Suffering and Joy

Working at an entry level job as a group home counselor, I was now forced…

An Inventory of our Refrigerators

I recently read an article on World Vision Canada’s website about being a socially conscious…

Why I Don’t Care About Darfur

OK, that title is a bit of an overstatement. Of course, I care about Darfur.…

Learning for Nothing

Students living in poverty in Cambodia must sometimes pay their teachers extra for their education. What would it be like for them to learn for nothing?

Invisible Children: GO

It has been five years since the premiere of the documentary that brought awareness to…

Simple Spirituality

Author and Director of Word Made Flesh Chris Heuertz has spent years working among the…

Charity: Water Changing Lives

With more than 1 billion people living in the world without something as basic as…

Moving Mountains and Uprooting Mulberry Trees

I have to admit I’m feeling a little numb at the moment. News of the…

Against the odds…

I read this article about education in Africa this week: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22171299/. Perhaps education always catches…

Who is cause marketing really benefitting?

I’m probably pretty close to the last person on earth that you’d expect to be…

Where to begin?!

I usually start an entry in my personal blog with some random and likely insignificant…