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Using Spiritual Practices to Transform Service Learning Guilt into Compassionate Action: Two Students’ Experiences

The shadow side of powerful service learning experiences, like the one that Claudia had at the Foshan orphanage, is that students carry a burden of guilt with them when they return to school. This blog entry explores the possibility of … Continue reading

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Homecoming at Last: Service Learning and the Divine Embrace

“When Christ said: ‘I was hungry and you fed me,’ he didn’t mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness.” “Seeking the face of God in … Continue reading

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Room for Compassion: Finding Presence in a Chinese Orphanage

Yash with one of the children at the Foshan Orphanage Introduction “Perpetual sacrifice. It is an ideology that invades nearly every aspect of our lives. What is being sacrificed? What is the common thread? Most fundamentally, it is a sacrifice … Continue reading

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“Kanyini in a Chinese Orphanage” by Nikki Kwan

During our three days visiting the Foshan orphanage, we take students on one afternoon excursion to visit a towering Kuan Yin statue, the Chinese Goddess of Compassion, to learn more about this most essential quality of our weekend experience.  Nikki … Continue reading

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