Jewish Journal

Richard Gunther

  • A Micro Solution to Macro Poverty

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The outpouring of international charity for the victims of the Asian disasters is a clear sign that we humans are capable of enormous empathy

    and generosity.

    But the near-instant world reaction should go even farther. Now, the world's eyes are turned on an area of the globe where...

  • Investing in Dignity

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Yang Guinua, age 29, lives with her husband and two children in a tiny, dusty village in Yixian County near Beijing, China. Until two years ago, she was a farmer eking out a bare living with no prospects of a better life. When I visited her in September 2000, she told me that in 1998...