Poverty | In hard times it’s still possible to focus on human flourishing
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/08/13, 01:00 am
In the news business it’s no revelation that we focus on the bad news more than the good. If it bleeds, it leads. Forget that I ate the best mango of my life in war-torn Sudan, or that I had one of my best meals—masgouf, or grilled fish—hot off the embers outdoors in occupied Iraq. Famine, persecution, and war were all around, and that’s what I was there to report. Even now, I’m looking closely into flourishing arts communities in Afghanistan—but you’re unlikely to read about those in headlines anytime soon.