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|Prison Reform Advocate on Reflection, Remorse, Responsibility
Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Gaynes, director of an organization creating opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of ...
|Amens Unleash Power of Latest Books at Home of Serial Entrepreneur
By Lorraine Cancro, MSW, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y. Daniel Amen, M.D. and his wife Tana Amen presented their new books, Unleash the Power of the Female Brain and The Omni Diet at the home ...
|Next Generation of Global Indian Cinema
New York, N.Y. I recently attended Ticket2Bollywood ( T2B ) sponsored by Molecule Communications . I had the opportunity to interview its ...
|Bollywood for Beginners - A Seeker’s Guide
New York, N.Y. Speaking broadly, we don’t appreciate Bollywood because we don’t understand it. We fail to grasp it not for any intellectual flaw, but for a major cultural one: we didn’t grow ...
|Bollywood's Economic Impact -- on New York
I first met New York-based music composer Wayne Sharpe two years ago at the New York Indo-American Film Festival ( NYIFF ). He was the first American I had ever encountered who worked for Bollywood.
|Eyewitness: My First Visit to Cuba
By Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura Hillyer, edited by Jim Luce. Havana, Cuba. I consider myself such a lucky person. At almost 75, I have visited over 140 countries on all continents, and I have lived in the ...
|Museum of Technology, Art and Science on Roosevelt Island?
New York, N.Y. Cornell NYC Tech is headed to Roosevelt Island, New York City -- 'Silicon Island of the East.' Architect Tadeusz Sudol of the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association ( RIVAA ) ...
|Stewardship Report on Target at Clinton Global Initiative
New York, N.Y. At the Clinton Global Initiative ( CGI ) 2012, Bill Clinton, Queen Rania, Ban Ki-moon, and the head of the World Bank discussed that an enormous need for moving humanity forward is ...
|Transcendental Meditation Helps U.S. Veterans Cope with Stress
By Lorraine Cancro, M.S.W., edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y. In 2011, the filmmaker behind the movies Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive organized for his foundation to donate $1 million to launch ...
|Ex-Pats In Mexico Promote Young Opera Stars
By Shari Alexander, edited by Jim Luce. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. “When you find yourself living in Paradise, the impulse to give back is irresistible.” So says John Bills, retired tenor ...
|Orphaned Starfish Foundation - Saving Orphans+ One Child at a Time
By Noriella Santos, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y. “I want to be a lawyer. I want to give a voice to my brothers and sisters here at the orphanage who have no voice. I love them all.” ...
|Eyewitness: A Fresh Start at Rikers Island
By Andy Naylor, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y. A group of recent graduates beam with pride as they accept congratulations from assorted friends, teachers and strangers. Wearing flowing green ...
|Eyewitness: A New Dawn in the Philippines thru PREDA Boys' Home
By Sophie Newsome, edited by Jim Luce. Olongapo, Philippines. The Jeepney’s engine is roaring up the streets that tie up the hills of Olongapo. I am commuting to the PREDA Boys’ Home – a ...
|Hip Hop Saves Lives’ Wan-Luv Summer Music Series in NYC
New York, N.Y. Summer in New York City is a special time with heat, rain – and outdoor festivals! On July 26, the Wan-Luv 2012 Summer Music Series will present a “Pre Carnival des Fleurs” ...
|Joan Rivers Supports Healing Center in New Orleans
New Orleans, LA. I spoke this week with Sallie Ann Glassman who told me how proud the New Orleans Healing Center ( NOHC ) is to present an “Evening with Joan Rivers” next month in their facility.
|Eyewitness: Haitian Households Caught in Cycle of Debt
By Pierre-Richard Bercy, edited by Jim Luce. I was born and raised in Haiti. I moved to the U.S. to further my studies. Haiti’s educational system is very poor; many fortunate students like me ...
|In the Eye of the Spiral: Haiti’s Forgotten Story
By Paul Roy Barigayomwe, edited by Jim Luce. Haiti, categorized among the world’s poorest and least developed countries, has in recent years grappled with political instability, health crises, an ...
|Dr. Lauri Grossman: What it is to be Human, to Become Whole
By Cynthia Artin, edited by Jim Luce. New York N.Y. Shortly after the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Dr. Lauri Grossman , a New York City-based homeopath flew into Port-
|Maya Azucena: Powerful Voice, Activist, Now Cultural Ambassador
By Vanessa Cabezas, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y . “Music is my Activism, Human is my Brand” are words MTV’s Made award-winning, soul-singer Maya Azucena lives by. Maya’s mission to ...
|Most Powerful, Influential and Global Indians Gather on Fifth Avenue
New York, N.Y. The most powerful, influential and international Indian leaders gathered in New York City recently to see who amongst them were worthy of award. Why should we care? For many reasons.
|Diplomatic Viewpoint: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
By Ambassador H.E. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, edited by Jim Luce The United Nations’ Secretary-General’s ninth report on civilians in armed conflict in 2012 states that the five core challenges ...
|In China: On the World We Want to Build
By Trevor H. Paul, edited by Jim Luce. Tianjin, China . I came to China just over eight months ago to provide an American education experience for Chinese students in Tianjin. Since then I have ...
|Son & Mother’s Remarks on Prison Bring Down House on Park Avenue
New York, N.Y. I recently had the opportunity to attend The Osborne Association ’s 2012 Annual Lighting the Way Breakfast where I heard an array of speakers, both polished and grassroots, speak ...
|Transcendental Meditation Meets Medicine and Bridges Difference
By Ralph DePalo, Ph.D. New York, N.Y. Leaders of the David Lynch Foundation ( DLF ), the Global Stress Initiative ( GSI ), and The Water Initiative met recently at the home of business leader and ...
|Urban Habitat, Humanitarianism, and... Reality TV?
By Mark Reiter, edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. I’m a native New Yorker who’s been around long enough to remember what this city was like in the 1970’s – like, how you would see graffiti ...
|David Lynch Foundation: Women, Violence and T.M. Symposium
When I first read that 19,000 women a year get raped in the military, I thought it was a typo. When I read the next sentence that women in our military were more likely to be raped by our own ...
|The Changing Mind: Fountain House Stands Up to Mental Illness
New York, N.Y. I thought I knew charity events, but I was not prepared for the magnitude of the recent Fountain House symposium and luncheon in the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre that raised over one ...
|My Journey: A Thousand Miles from Corruption to Democracy
By Paul Roy Barigayomwe, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y. Although it took me over 20 hours to get here by plane, my journey actually began two years ago. It started in 2010 when I met a lady, ...
|Indian Film Festival Thrills New York: And the Winners Are...
New York, N.Y. Over fifty Indian features, documentaries and short films screened over Memorial Day Weekend as the 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival ( NYIFF ) played at the Tribeca Cinemas ...
|Diplomatic Viewpoint: Sri Lankan Ambassador on Buddha’s Birthday
By Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, edited by Jim Luce Today the United Nations commemorates Vesak in accordance with the General Assembly Resolution 54/115. Vesak is a special day for Buddhists around ...
|Rita Cosby on Abused Women and Transcendental Meditation
By Rita Cosby, edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. As a television journalist for more than twenty years, I have seen women and girls in their worst state, overwhelmed by their difficult ordeals ...
|U.N. to Celebrate Buddhist International Day of Vesak Tonight
By John Laing, edited by Jim Luce Vesak – “Buddha's Birthday” – is the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment and the Parinirvãna (passing away)
|Mental Illness Tackled at Fountain House Luncheon in NYC
New York, N.Y. This week I attended one of the most important forums on mental health in New York: The Fountain House symposium and luncheon in the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre that raised over one ...
|Filmmaker Joni Steele Kimberlin: Get Real Wise Women Speak
By Joni Steele Kimberlin, edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. I want to share with you some things I learned recently as I made a film called Get Real Wise Women Speak –about amazing women in the ...
|Soledad O’Brien Opens Women, Violence & Meditation Symposium
By Soledad O'Brien, edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. It all started with a deep desire… to alleviate stress and promote peace in the lives of people everywhere... by giving them the gift of ...
|Achilles Foundation: The Sprint, The Spirit & The Freedom Team
By Marc Erich Wolf, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y. I support a number of non-profit organizations supporting veterans, but Achilles International “gets me” every time. These people know ...
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder More Prevalent Than We Realize
By Sarina J. Grosswald, Ed.D., edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ) is far more prevalent than we realize. In recent years it has come to public attention ...
|Empowering Women and Girls with Mind-Body Fitness
By Pamela M. Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. Stress can be your friend or your foe. When stress fuels the spark of personal achievement, it can work to your benefit by ...
|A Transcendental Transition from the U.S. Military
By Tara Jones-Wise, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y. After my active duty service as I, a service-connected gulf war era navy veteran, began my transition stage, I didn’t psychologically see ��
|Operation Resurrection & Resurrecting Lives: From Movie to Movement
By Marc Erich Wolf, Edited by Jim Luce Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Chrisanne Gordon is building a new army to fight a new war – and that is the war on Traumatic Brain Injury ( TBI ) which hundreds of ...
|Little Luce Foundation Unveils Large, Global e-Fellowship
The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation , founded in 2011 in support of young global leadership, unveiled its e-fellowship program last week in New York City. In offices located across from the New ...
|A Promise for Tomorrow with Urban Promise
By Vanessa Cabezas, edited by Jim Luce Camden, N.J . Urban Promise is exactly what it stands for. Founded by Dr. Bruce Main back in 1988, Urban Promise has grown significantly over the years and ...
|Scholarships for Students Speaking Up About Bullying
By Christopher Rim, edited by Jim Luce Paramus, N.J. I started It Ends Today , Inc. during my sophomore year of high school after I saw a countless number of students bullied for something they ...
|Cuban Contemporary Art in NYC after Historic Return to the Venice Biennale
By Cynthia Artin, edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. Curated by Rachel Weingeist, “Adjoining Islands: The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan” came to Chelsea from Cuba’s first official participation ...
|Our Young Philanthropist Remembers his Grandfather, Saul Ashkenazi
By Isaac J. Kassin, edited by Jim Luce. Man of Wisdom, Generosity, Accomplishment Brooklyn, N.Y. My grandfather was my superhero, my protector, and my teacher. As my role model, my Grandpa Saul ...
|A Working Mom Making A Difference In 700 Children’s Lives in Afghanistan
By Cynthia Artin, edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in ...
|Pilgrimage Postscript: Pneumonia and Possible T.B.
Following my life-altering pilgrimage across northeast India and audience with the Dalai Lama, I find myself this morning waking up overlooking my very own apartment across the East River in an ...
|My Pilgrimage Complete: Life Continues Like a Wheel
Four years ago I wrote the most-read piece of my life: Will a Vow of Poverty Fill the Void in My Soul?
|On the Banks of the Ganges: Reflections of a Journey in Time
I realize this is winter in northern India just like in New York, but I had thought that India would be warmer and greener. The countryside is often drab, so different from the vibrant rice fields ...
|Varanasi: Holy City of Buddhists – As Well as Hindus, Jainists, Jews
With the Kalachakra winding down we bid adieu to the Dalai Lama and head east on this pilgrimage to Varanasi , holy city of Hindus, Buddhists, ...
|Buddhism and the Universal Concept of Social Responsibility
Studying in Japan back in college, I had a very unique Buddhist experience, one of which I did not understand until years afterwards. I had joined a Buddhist student group that took me to the far ...
|Rediscovering the World’s First Great University in Buddhist India
The next stop of our pilgrimage is the ancient center of higher learning, Nālandā. Unknown to me before in New York, the Buddhists built the first great university in recorded human history. ...
|Under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya Where the Prince Became The Buddha
Bodh Gaya — the place of Gautama Buddha ’s enlightenment under a Bodhi tree ...
|Next Step of Indian Pilgrimage: Vultures’ Peak Where Buddha Preached
Following several days in Bodh Gaya, where Buddha obtained enlightenment under the tree, we continue our pilgrimage to another holy site of Buddhism: ...
|Photo Essay of Bodh Gaya, India Where Buddha Became Enlightened
I am in Bodh Gaya, in the state of Bihar, India where Siddhartha Gautama obtained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. I am a pilgrim ...
|Teen Philanthropist Outlines Steps To Making A Difference
By Isaac J. Kassin, edited by Jim Luce This world is enormous: Planet Earth has approximately seven billion humans like you inhabiting it. You are only one, miniscule ...
|Ethiopian-American Film Co-Produced by Ugly Betty Star Michael Urie
I recently caught up with Salome Mulugeta for lunch on 42nd Street. I was intrigued because there are not a lot of Ethiopian-American independent film makers in New York. She told me about the ...
|Rebuilding Haiti thru Partnership: UPenn & Haitian Ministry of Education
By Laura Colket, edited by Jim Luce Philadelphia, PA. In July of 2010, six months after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti that killed an estimated 200,000 - ...
|Michele Jaker: New Jersey’s Champion for Women’s Health
By Angela Giacchetti, edited by Jim Luce On March 22, 2011, I found myself in the company of some true champions for women’s health as I was asked to share my story at ...
|Kids Win When We Replace Stigma With Best Practices For Gay Parents
By Adam Pertman, edited by Jim Luce News flash: Today, in every state in America, gay fathers and lesbian mothers are raising children. For a range of reasons, not ...
|HuffPo and Daily Kos Help Carry My Thoughts to the World
I cannot claim mush credit for my progressive sentiments as it was my parents who rebelled against our family’s conservatism. I was raised by ...
|Diplomatic Viewpoint: Thwarting the Machiavellian Use of Human Shields
By H.E. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, edited by Jim Luce The nature of contemporary conflicts has posed new challenges to the concept of the protection of civilians.
|Joanne King Herring in Afghanistan: From her Mouth to God's Ears
My foundation opened its new office across from the New York Stock Exchange last week and for me, the biggest delight was the arrival of Joanne ...
|Youth Leader on Philanthropy - Giving Back, Launching Global Fund
By Isaac Kassin, Edited by Jim Luce It is very difficult to succeed in our world today. Standards are significantly higher, and for one to be self-satisfied, a copious ...
|French and American Authors Compare Notes on Modern Fiction
In the U.S., the separation between fiction and non-fiction is very black-and-white, with exceptions on occasion such as Three Cups of Tea . In France, I recently learned, it is more gray. ...
|World's Top Toy Collection Seeks Home in New York City
These tin toys were objects to be played with rather than be looked at and consequently the vast majority were destroyed or damaged by their youthful owners. All 19th Century and 20th ...
|The Birth of Extreme Kids and Crew
By Patricia Connelly, edited by Jim Luce When her son was eight months old, Eliza Factor hosted a gathering of new parents and babies at her Brooklyn apartment. Although ...
|Swiss Global Artistic Foundation: Presenting Music From Classical to Jazz
This week was a busy one for the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation ( SGAF ), led by the elegant and ...
|Mountain Bike Haiti: Ecotourism as International Aid
By Chris Houts, edited by Jim Luce Two New York City community venture funds, Citi5 and ...
|Independent Changemakers: Connecting the Least Connected
By Kamiel Verwer, edited by Jim Luce An increasingly popular approach in the world of development is working directly at the “grass roots,” co-operating with local ...
|Findings and Secrets: The Explored Gaze of Claudia Saggiante Rangel
By Alina Peña Iguarán, edited by Jim Luce Claudia Saggiante Rangel formally began her studies in Art when she was 17 ...
|My Own Hero -- Robin Lim -- May Become CNN’s Worldwide Hero
By Alisa Chazani, edited by Jim Luce Ubud, a very small town and the cultural center of the Island of Bali, became my second home, during the cold New York City winters. ...
|My Artistic Statement: Expressionist of Fashion
By Serge Strosberg, edited by Jim Luce Living in the heart of New York’s SoHo, I am surrounded by fashion storefronts, light, reflections, music, vibrations, marching ...
|Massive Business Opportunities in India’s Infrastructure Sector
By John Laing, edited by Jim Luce India, in view of its continuing robust growth, is expected to be the world's largest economy by 2050. With GDP estimated at $85.97 ...
|Celebration for Union Army Colonel Who Changed Course of Sri Lankan Culture
By Dr. Wije Kottahachchi, edited by Jim Luce. When Colonel Henry Steel Olcott landed by ship in the ...
|NYC Fashion Week: Indian Designer Joins Furstenberg, Mizrahi for ‘Tour de Fashion’
By John Laing, edited by Jim Luce Delhi-born, New York City-raised jewelry and accessories designer extraordinaire, Amrita Singh , ...
|NYU: What Makes an “Educated Citizen” in Tech-Driven Global Economy?
By Tom McIntyre, edited by Jim Luce Public debate is rife with questions concerning the identity and future of American culture and education, as well as its precise role ...
|Rockefeller Foundation Awards Indian Charter School Initiative ‘NGO of 2010’
By John Laing, edited by Jim Luce The Akanksha Foundation is recognized as ‘NGO of the Year’ for 2010 in the large award ...
|Aging Out: When Independence is a Problem
By Adam Pertman, edited by Jim Luce Just a few weeks ago, on the 4th of July, America again celebrated its independence. The very word “independence” evokes positive ...
|First Person: When People Rocked K.L. City, Authorities Claimed their Shame
By Jacelyn Johnson, Edited by Jim Luce The Bersih 2.0 Rally – also called the Walk for Democracy – was a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, ...
|Karin Batten’s Spectrum of Brightness in NYC Gallery
By June Kelly, edited by Jim Luce. Spectrum of Brightness, an exhibition of new paintings by Karin Batten – luminous abstract ...
|In East Stroudsburg: Aspiring and Inspiring Global Citizenship
By Michele M. Vella, edited by Jim Luce. “Did you ever read The Kite Runner ?,” asked 17-year-old Aiza, her neck stretching around the contours of the desk so ...
|Asian-Pacific American Culture Celebrated at Macy’s in Flushing NYC
Macy’s continues its local leadership by celebrating Asian-Pacific American Month at is flagship store in Flushing, New York City – where 60% of the local population is Asian-American. At this ...
|Haitian Student Reflects on Earthquake and its Aftermath: The New Haiti
By Jonel Poyo, edited by Jim Luce. Many countries in the world have been hit by terrible earthquakes. My own beloved Haiti was one of these. When my country became a ...
|Rubin Museum: Young Explorer Quentin Roosevelt Searched Art in Wartime China
Edited by Jim Luce. In 1939, at the height of the Sino-Japanese War, a 19-year-old Harvard art history student set off for the remote region of Lijiang, China, in search of the mysterious ...
|Japanese Artists in New York Offer Art for Japan Relief
By Noriko Yano, edited by Jim Luce The Japanese Artists Association of New York ( JAANY ) has announced their exhibition of “
|Gay Pride Parade Unlike Any Other in NYC: We Can Marry Now!
A sea change in New York. Although I have attended the NYC Pride Parade since 1983 – many as a marshal – this one was different. As the lesbian on motorcycles thundered into view down Fifth ...
|Award-winning Renaissance Man Opens Brilliant Show in Italy
By Jonathan Turner, edited by Jim Luce. New York, NY. The renowned gallery LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea is proud to present Unitas Multiplex - A New World, a solo ...
|Getting it Right on Gay/Lesbian Foster Families
By Adam Pertman, edited by Jim Luce. Politicians love to say it. Child-welfare professionals work mightily to practice it. American laws and practices promote its ...
|Ex-Child Soldier, Hutu, Now Leads Training Centre for Ex-Combatants
By Eric Niragira, edited by Jim Luce What I am about to describe are only a minimum number of events and life experiences that have obliged me to make the decisions I have ...
|Global Advisors of Ambitious Haiti Project Lauded at Foundation Event
By Freda L. Thomas, MBA, edited by Jim Luce The 100 Global Advisors to the International University Center Haiti (“
|Hindu American Charity White House Briefing Aimed at Increasing Service
Who says “charity” and “service” stem from Judeo-Christian roots? Hindu American Seva (service) Charities ( HASC ), a non-profit organization ...
|Instilling Hope: The First Step in Effective Development
By Faith Bogue, edited by Jim Luce Most of us agree that Pol Pot ’s despotic regime in Cambodia marked one of the ...
|Rote Haitian Education – Not Necessarily As Bad As Thought
By Dr. Diane Hoffman, edited by Jim Luce As the renowned anthropologist Melville Herskovits observed long ...
|My First Trip to Haiti with Seven Advising Angels
By Dr. Mukhles Rahman, DTM, edited by Jim Luce Led by Jim Luce, we were eight Uni Haiti Global Advisers – me, originally from Bangladesh, was seeing Haiti for my first ...
|Unlearning Intolerance – And Tolerance Too
By Michele M. Vella, MS, MA, Med., edited by Jim Luce United Nations Academic Impact ( UNAI )
|How Kids Can Change the World, One Drawing at a Time
By Annette Swierzbinski, Esq., edited by Jim Luce On June 15, 2011, in the tiny Octagon Gallery on Roosevelt Island in New York City, a very special exhibition will open, ��
|Vikas Khanna: Interview on Film “Holy Kitchens” - From Karma to Nirvana
God comes to the hungry in the form of food. – Mahatma Gandhi The second installment of New York City-based ...
|Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Fighting Social Injustice and Inequality
By Freda L. Thomas, edited by Jim Luce Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the gifted orator and formative civil rights figure, was the pastor to my church, Ebenezer Baptist in ...
|Haiti History and Politics Seen Through Amazing Film of One Big Band: Orchestre Septentrional
When the Drum is Beating is a film depicting Haiti’s rich musical culture and its ...
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