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Walking the Bodhisattva Path: Teaching Compassion on a China Orphanage Trip

Introduction What’s really real? Having brought hundreds of students to two nearby orphanages in southern China since 1995 with a plethora of memories – good news of adoption and connection along with tragic stories of separation and loss – I … Continue reading

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Saving Starfish: In Search of Genuine Service in a Chinese Orphanage

A picture of Andrea (on left) at Xiqiao Mountain during the China Orphanage Trip Introduction Every year in the Humanities I in Action class I take students to two nearby orphanages in southern China for an experience with taking care … Continue reading

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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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