BYU Graduation and Malaria

Thursday, April 25: Today is graduation day at BYU.  Black-robed grads will stand in front of the campus entryway while their parents click photos.  On one side of the road into BYU-World is the pronouncement carved into cement: “The World is Our Campus.”  On the other: “Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve.” Some of these young people have proven themselves beautifully in their classes.  They’ve calculated, diagrammed, structured essays around a thesis, and taken all of the … [Read more...]

We Are All Your Children

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If you don’t want to get involved with a charity to help a poverty-stricken child, then don’t ask for “more information” when these organizations advertise. They will send you a picture and ask if you’d like to sponsor this particular child. You will do it. You cannot look into a child’s eyes and say, “No. I don’t want to help you.” This is our human response to what philosopher Emmanuel Levinas terms “the face of the other.” He suggests that the human face carries … [Read more...]


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