"Twenty years ago a brave and outspoken Christian commentator observed that 'the body of Christ is HIV positive'. A startling, perhaps a shocking statement, but a reminder that this is not about 'them and us'; the suffering and the privation of any part of the body is everybody's issue and the suffering and privation by extension of any part of the human family is everybody's issue. It is in recognising that that we find our deepest most lasting motivation for responding creatively and lovingly to this challenge."
Here a terrific organization to support in the effort of "responding creatively and lovingly to the challenge" before us: Five Talents.
Five Talents’ mission is to fight poverty, create jobs and transform lives by empowering the poor in developing countries using innovative savings and microcredit programs, business training and spiritual development. We enthusiastically support Five Talents here at the Cafe. Learn more about their great work here and here. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is the principal patron of Five Talents. Learn more: