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New US Bioethics Review

Filed under: Common Good | Compassion Watch | Health & Welfare — by Will Kirkland 11/25/2010 @ 3:12:31 PM

— President Obama on Wednesday ordered a vast review to ensure the ethical treatment of people who take part in research backed by the federal government.

His action is a response to … [Keep reading >>]

Wall Street Oozing Excess

Filed under: Compassion Watch | Corruption | Economy — by Will Kirkland 11/24/2010 @ 5:28:14 PM
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“Two years after the onset of the financial crisis, the stock market is recovering and Wall Street’s moneyed elite are breathing easier again. And this means in some … [Keep reading >>]

Dalai Lama Meets East Palo Alto Students

Filed under: Compassion Watch | Religion — by Will Kirkland 10/14/2010 @ 8:20:26 AM

“Turns out that even after 13 reincarnated lifetimes, the Dalai Lama was still a lazy teenager in his youth who hated to study and considered his unsmiling teacher a bore.

The … [Keep reading >>]

Haiti and Partners in Health

Filed under: Common Good | Compassion Watch — by Will Kirkland 10/14/2010 @ 8:15:25 AM
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Partners in Health to which many of us contributed after the devastating Hatian earthquake on January 12 of this year is continuing its work in the still devastated Port au … [Keep reading >>]

World Bicycle Relief

Filed under: Africa | Common Good | Compassion Watch | Education | Heroes — by Will Kirkland 09/16/2010 @ 11:44:49 AM
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Another great column by Nicholas Kristoff, this time about bicycles in Africa, the mobility and hope they bring to young people, and a way you can be part of it.
Early … [Keep reading >>]

Micro Volunteering

Filed under: Action! | Citizen Action | Common Good | Compassion Watch — by Will Kirkland 09/8/2010 @ 4:20:13 PM
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We’ve heard of micro-loans — small (to us) amounts of money loaned to small entrepreneurs where the money is large.  According to the stories we hear it has been a … [Keep reading >>]

Dalai Lama Film Showing at Prisons

Filed under: Compassion Watch | Movies | Religion — by Will Kirkland 07/23/2010 @ 9:03:41 AM

Dalai Lama Renaissance Film Update – Murder, Forgiveness, Music, Facebook and Twitter

Dalai Lama Renaissance film (narrated by Harrison Ford) continues to reach across the world

Dear Friends,

Thank you very much … [Keep reading >>]

The Dead

Filed under: Citizen Action | Compassion Watch | War — by Will Kirkland 02/23/2010 @ 2:31:43 PM

Shannon Meehan, Capt. USA, retired, has a powerful, must-read piece in Monday’s NY Times.

In 2007, I was an Army lieutenant leading a group on a house-clearing mission in Baquba, Iraq, … [Keep reading >>]

Compassion Action: The Philippines

Filed under: Asia | Compassion Watch | Environment — by Will Kirkland 10/8/2009 @ 10:27:03 PM
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The length of the storm streak, and the quanitities of water dumped on Luzon are unprecedented. Without going on to the larger question of all that such weather portends … [Keep reading >>]

Natural Disaster Week

Filed under: Compassion Watch | Environment — by Will Kirkland 10/2/2009 @ 8:47:29 AM
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If we were watching computer animations of all the natural disasters this past week, we might think ‘Cool!’ and wonder what forces were at work, what equations might represent such … [Keep reading >>]

Climate Watch

Filed under: Compassion Watch | Environment — by Will Kirkland 09/28/2009 @ 8:08:37 AM
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The tropical depression that dropped 20 inches of rain over Manila in 12 hours, flooding 80% of the city for a while is heading to Vietnam, and picking up … [Keep reading >>]

Typhoon Aila Routs Thousands

Filed under: Compassion Watch — by Will Kirkland 05/28/2009 @ 4:06:43 PM

U.S. Hurricane Season Begins Monday
Meanwhile Tropical Cyclone Aila has killed over 180 Indians and Bangladeshis
As a mere Category 1 Storm. 10 Foot Storm Surge made over 650,000 homeless.

… [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. To strangle freedom of speech is to trample on human rights, stifle humanity, and suppress truth.

Liu Xiaobo
Nobel Peace Prize, 2010

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