Please Love Haiti. But PLEASE only do so with the understanding that your love cannot begin & end there:

“Esther Duflo, a professor in MIT’s economics department, said, that every day, 25,000 children die of preventable causes, adding up every eight days to the approximate death toll of the Haiti earthquake. Though $2 billion has been pledged for the Haiti earthquake, Duflo asks why we don’t make the same level of commitment to prevent the daily death toll of children” (Galant & Sutter, 2010).

Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Luke 12:32-34

“Some 27 million people are enslaved today; and a person in some parts of India can be sold into slavery for about $5, he said. But awareness and action could abolish slavery for good in 25 years, he says” (Galant & Sutter, 2010).

“Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.
Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed,
so mere people can no longer terrify them.”
Psalm 10:17-18

Would refugee orphans in the United States foster care system = pure religion?
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1966998,00.html

“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27

http://www.starbucksloveproject.com/#/love/create/

Reference:
Galant, R., & Sutter, J. D. (2010, February 12). Ten big ideas from ted. CNN, Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/02/11/ted.big.ideas/index.html?hpt=C1

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