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Allies in good works

Philanthropy | Meet the Jewish philanthropist who has supported Christian medical missions in Africa for years
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/06/17, 04:00 am

Fourteen years ago, one unlikely donor made it possible for an overwhelmed Christian medical mission in Kenya to double its caseload of HIV patients receiving antiretroviral treatments: Mark Gerson, 44, a prominent New York Jewish businessman. Gerson, who lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and four children, has given $4 million specifically to Christian medical missions and is now beginning an annual $500,000 prize to Christian medical workers in Africa.

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David Eubank

No quick fix

Effective Compassion | But ways to help Iraq and Syria abound
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/16/16, 11:23 am

What to do about Aleppo? What to do about Iraq and ISIS? How can we, half a world away, help what nearly everyone acknowledges may be the worst human catastrophe of the 21st century?

These are questions I receive in emails, texts, and in question-and-answer sessions as I’ve been traveling the country speaking about this crisis and the disappearing Christians of the Middle East.

Sometimes, maybe, build a playground.

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Associated Press/Photos by J. Scott Applewhite and Molly Riley.

Bi-partisan bill would change tax code to boost charitable giving

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by Evan Wilt
Posted 4/08/16, 11:30 am

WASHINGTON—Two senators this week filed legislation aimed at encouraging Americans to donate more money to charity.

“Charitable giving is core to our society and benefits millions of Americans each year,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., one of two co-sponsors. “This bipartisan bill improves the tax code making it easier for families to support their favorite charities and ensures that charitable organizations are best equipped to accomplish their missions.”

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