THE HIDDEN REASON FOR POVERTY 
THE WORLD NEEDS TO ADDRESS NOW

Gary Haugen:  Human rights attorney and founder of International Justice Mission.  Gary fights the chronically neglected global epidemic of violence against the poor.

(TED Talk)

 
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HINDSIGHT OF HISTORY

From the hindsight of history, what's always most inexplicable and inexcusable are the simple failures of compassion

I think history convenes a tribunal of our grandchildren and they just ask us, "Grandma, Grandpa, where were you? Where were you, Grandpa, when the Jews were fleeing Nazi Germany and were being rejected from our shores? Where were you? And Grandma, where were you when they were marching our Japanese-American neighbors off to internment camps? And Grandpa, where were you when they were beating our African-American neighbors just because they were trying to register to vote?" Likewise, when our grandchildren ask us, "Grandma, Grandpa, where were you when two billion of the world's poorest were drowning in a lawless chaos of everyday violence?" I hope we can say that we had compassion, that we raised our voice,and as a generation, we were moved to make the violence stop.