Historical Views of Suffering and Societal Betterment

This article traces the history of the concept of suffering in order to understand how beliefs about suffering and the … Read More

South Sudan and the Ethics of Aid for Poverty & Suffering

South Sudan became an independent nation in 2011, but within the year, armed conflict began between warring clans and ethnic … Read More

The Extremely Negative Rhetoric of President Trump’s Tweets

Donald Trump is the first President to use Twitter to regularly communicate with his public. As of late 2019 he … Read More

A New Framework for Suffering-Alleviation

  Society’s institutions to address major world suffering can be divided into four social sectors: humanitarian, social policy, informal … Read More

Pope Francis and Humanitarian Action

From the time of his election in 2013, Pope Francis stood out as a spiritual leader who put service to … Read More

Syria – War, Refugees, & Human Rights in 2017

The United Nations High Commission Refugees (UNHCR), in partnership with Google launched a website called Searching for Syria. (www.searchingforsyria.org) … Read More

Holocaust “Stealth Altruism”: Victims as Upstanders

“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question,” or so maintains the poet e.e. Cummings (Collected Poems, 1926, … Read More

Drastic Rise in Negative Views of Higher Education

The Pew Research Survey of American adults in June 2017 discovered a disturbing trend: most (58%) of the Republicans gave … Read More

The Future of Humanitarianism

The parable of the Good Samaritan as told by Jesus Christ in the New Testament (Luke 10:25-37) has become a … Read More

A Technical Introduction to World Suffering

For anyone that would like some background reading on the concept and current knowledge about world suffering overall, this technical … Read More