What does it mean to value all people as Jesus does?
I’ve a friend who’s a professor of peace studies, a lawyer with a doctorate of law on human rights. We often get into discussions, even arguments on the way to interpret rights. First – I believe strongly in human rights. Our promise at cbm is to “value all as Jesus does”, which in my mind is stronger than human...Read more
The Miracle of School
My wife is a teacher, and today (in Canada) kids are going back to school. We sometimes take school for granted. Certainly most Canadian kids do. In my experience working internationally education is one of the key tools in breaking the cycle of poverty to whole communities. It is even more crucial in the cycle of poverty and disability....Read more
Fighting Injustice: Lessons from MLK
Last week was the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder. I am old enough to remember that day. I am fascinated by him but have marveled over the years at how his reputation has mellowed. Make no mistake, MLK was radical. He demanded society and individuals change. He may have done so in a non-violent way, but still,...Read more
When I was a kid, this phrase was often used to silence an argument. New ideas, something a bit different, a new concept was often challenged with the phrase “prove it”! It’s still important today to prove what works and why. Over the last three years we’ve been working on 3D printing of prosthetics. We believed that we could...Read more
A Perfect Present for You
I can’t imagine turning anyone away.
Last May I watched a 4-year-old child in Tanzania who was almost blind gain full sight! Shadhili came into our partner hospital CCBRT with cataracts, seeing only light and darkness, nothing more. After he and his mother travelled four long days to CCBRT, it took less than 24 hours for his pre-surgery check, surgery and night rest. In the...Read more
Update: Rebuilding lives after Hurricane Matthew
Hurricanes may do their damage in a day, but the recovery can take weeks, months and even years. Please read cbm’s report on how our support continues to help those devastated by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti one year after impact. Hurricane Matthew 2016 – One year reportRead more
Partnerships: Simple math doesn’t add up
This is how a beautiful partnership was formed… While I was visiting a new Habitat for Humanity build site in Ethiopia, I was introduced to a group of families that were described as the poorest in the community. I pointed out that each of these “poorest” families had at least one member with a disability. It was one of...Read more
Be part of a village to raise a child
Disability in a child often causes a child to feel alone. Sometimes it’s because the child or the family feels ashamed. Sometimes it’s because children in the community tease the child. Sometimes it’s because the child can’t keep up with the others during playtime. Sometimes it’s because the child doesn’t have the resources necessary to attend school. Whatever the...Read more
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