Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paul Farmer's New Book

Partners in Health (PIH) invites you to participate in its five-week, in-depth reading and discussion of Haiti After the Earthquake, Dr. Paul Farmer's newest book. From Evan Lyon, MD, another member of PIH: "During this five-week reading and discussion, you'll be able to chat with PIH staff who are directly involved in our relief efforts, discuss the book with other readers, and enter our contest to win a signed copy of the book. It is my fervent hope that this book will do more than bear witness to the suffering the earthquake caused. Rather, I hope it will educate readers about the historical context in which it occurred and the true scope of what remains to be done." Go to the PIH website for more information

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kristof's Summer Reading List

Thanks to Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times for suggesting this list of atypical "beach books" -- "mindful page turners . . . triumphs of fiction, both fun to read and significant for literary or historical reasons." If for no other reason, check out the article for its catchy title: "Action! Romance! Social Justice."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

South Sudan

Click here to read the Sudan Catholic Radio story on South Sudan's independence, declared Saturday at midnight. Continue to pray for this fledgling country, which continues to experience the pain of extreme poverty