Before/After Photos from Japan

Visit the New York Times Blog to view satellite photos of Japan before and after the quake and tsunami. Satellite photos available at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html?src=ISMR_AP_LI_LST_FB Update from Mission Network News: Japan (MNN) ― Experts are already predicting that the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan will rank among the costliest natural disasters on record. Three days later, officials struggled to deal […]

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Where did those 10 million women go?

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This past week, Poverty 180 focused on women in relation to gender-based injustice, clean water, education, and HIV/AIDS. Female foeticide in India There is a saying among the Telegu ethnic group of India: Rearing a […]

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Persecution Exisits.

Pakistan (MNN) ― An advocate for Christians in Pakistan will be laid to rest today, and the government is observing three days of mourning. Even as Pakistan’s clerics and other senior leaders condemned Wednesday’s assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Christians took to the streets in Lahore, expressing their ire. Bhatti was the federal minister of minority […]

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FH/DR Staff on the News in Madison Wisconsin!

MADISON (WKOW) — Stepping onto new ground. A group of Dominicans are here in Madison, for the first time, due to the generosity of Wisconsinites. High Point Church has been sponsoring a community in the D. R. for several years, and now the people they’ve sponsored are here. After 11 years several people from the […]

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The moment I learned I’m just a big wimp

March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 focuses on women in relation to clean water, education, HIV/AIDS and gender-based injustice. It’s a girl’s job: The back-bending task of collecting water In the two-thirds world, collecting water is a job […]

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Faith-Based Non-Profits UNITE! Your VOICE is needed too!

World Vision, ONE and Broad Faith-Based Coalition Urge U.S. Senate on Humanitarian Aid PR Newswire WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 30 organizations join to call on Congress to reverse cuts to life-saving, effective international assistance in U.S. budget WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A coalition of 30 Christian and Jewish organizations in the U.S. have joined together […]

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A proven way to slow the progression of HIV to AIDS

March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 focuses on women in relation to education, clean water, HIV/AIDS and gender-based injustice. Living with HIV/AIDS — From thoughts of suicide to hope for the future Leriange Gelin started planning her suicide […]

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How to get the most bang for your charitable buck

Larry Summers, when he was chief economist at the World Bank, wrote: “Investment in girls’ education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.” March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 […]

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Urgent: Harness your right to speak up for the world’s poor

Congressional Budget Action Alert Public Policy & Advocacy Team Action Alert Content: Antonio, a farmer from northern Mozambique, has increased his income and livelihood through participation in FH food security programs. He has been able to grow peanuts, maize, rice, cow peas and sesame. Despite erratic rains that seriously impacted other farmers, Antonio sold some […]

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After nine years without clean, running water, “my kids can’t wait to take a shower”

This is a transcript of an interview between FH staff member Coraly Usnava and Arsenio Ignacio Salinas, a husband and father in a very poor, mountainous community in Peru. I love to read it and imagine the scene — the smile, maybe some birds chirping and kids running around. Oh, how I take for granted […]

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