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

Deaths from Despair in Lower-Middle, White America

This little essay in 1,000 words explains why one American demographic wallows in such deep despair that its life expectancy … Read More

U.S. Leaders Reflect a Nation Uncaring about its Neighbors

This 2,000-word essay glances at contemporary American politics and concludes that both the White House and to a large … Read More

The Trump White House Seeks to Increase, not Alleviate, World Suffering

DepositPhotos: Cruelty in Action toward Young Woman Since 2015 when huge numbers of refugees trudged into European countries,  a radically … Read More

President Trump’s Smile Deficit

Online photos of the ten most recent American presidents reveal Trump to be the least likely to smile. Even gruff … Read More