Are we as generous as we think we are?

A couple of interesting graphics measuring giving related to the Haiti earthquake. (Click to enlarge.) First, considered in terms of sheer amount of money: (Graphic: GOOD Magazine) And second, in terms of giving per capita: (Graphic: Many Eyes; data source: The Guardian) Taking the US as an example: Gross giving = $114,480,000 ($168,000,000 according to …

On Haiti's reconstruction: Obama and Sachs

Photo: Catherine Lainé Check out these essays on Haiti. First, President Obama’s Newsweek cover essay, “Why Haiti Matters.” An excerpt: In the aftermath of disaster, we are reminded that life can be unimaginably cruel. That pain and loss is so often meted out without any justice or mercy. That “time and chance” happen to us …

Haiti, again

A couple things. First, a fascinating article tracing Haiti’s journey, including some of the reasons for its extreme poverty. Second, a prayer by my Sojo colleague, Rose Berger: Most Holy Creator God, Lord of heaven and earth, we bring before you today your people of Haiti. It is you who set in motion the stars …