Spotlight Archive

Imagine: Hundreds of thousands of religiously diverse young people, from elementary school kids to university graduate students, in big cities and small towns, coming together across the country and the world to serve their communities. The reality...
In Bruce Feiler's most recent book, Where God Was Born, he travels 10,000 miles through Israel, Iraq, and Iran to try to answer the question of whether religion can be a source of peace instead of just a source of conflict. In Abraham: A Journey to...
A group of Americans sought dialogue in nine countries, hoping to improve Western-Islamic relations. What do ordinary people in the Muslim world think about relations with the West? Where do they stand in the struggle within Islam? Who are the role...
Third world comes first: For some people, giving is best part of a getaway This article first appeared in the June 22, 2008, issue of the Chicago Sun-Times. It is republished with the author's permission. The most apprehension I have ever felt on a...
"It never occurred to us to do anything else," Barb Celio says of the unorthodox vacation she took with her son Bobby after he graduated from college. The two traveled to New Zealand -- not to relax on the beaches or hike the mountains, but to build...
If a brand is what you stand for in the mind of your audience, then what does citizenship stand for today? To answer the question, we asked people on Union Square in New York City to describe citizenship in their own words. For Sue, age 67,...
David Smith is not your average 20-something, and he doesn't believe you have to be either. As the founder and executive director of Mobilize.org, Smith is dedicated to educating, empowering, and energizing those aged 16 to 30 to become more engaged...
Q&A with GOOD magazine founder Ben Goldhirsh "The world of good, not just for do-gooders anymore."GOOD magazine's inaugural issue in September opened with this statement to engage readers in content that matters. Ben Goldhirsh, the 26-year-old...
Giving doesn't stop with the holidays. Whether it's your cousin's wedding, your best friend's birthday, or your grandparents' anniversary, there's always an occasion for giving gifts. Here are three ways you can easily give and receive. Say "I Do"...
Throughout the year, you're probably invited to participate in, or donate to, fundraising events for health causes -- walks, runs, happy hours, and more. For example, on May 6, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a Case Foundation partner, is hosting the...
Network for Good, the largest nonprofit site for charitable giving, recently asked online donors a very important question: "Why do you donate online?" The most common answer -- "It's easier than writing a check" -- says much about the changing face...
"So, what did you do in school today?" "Nothing special." That's an exchange that takes place just about every day between kids and their parents. But for 25 students at Scarsdale Middle School in New York, a more accurate answer would be "something...

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