With Charity For All

Jan 1, 2019

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—​to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.

With Charity For All

We all know this about charity: "Now abideth faith, hope, and charity. But the greatest of these is charity." If you have a smartphone or a desktop computer to call your own and to read this on, then you are rich enough to support charitable acts, because despite Lincoln’s yearning for "a just and lasting peace," there are politicians whose primary goal is to divide rather than unite. You know who they are. As well, there remain fanatics who do not want a world at peace at all, or who don’t want it unless they get to rule that world. And there are too many people in this world who lack such luxuries as smartphones, and millions more who lack the freedom to use them as they choose.

That said, there are many worthy causes, in fact, many times more worthy causes to support than weeks in the year. So unless you are quite rich you will have to choose the causes that best align with your view of how the world should be. Here are some causes that I support or have supported. The list is mostly in alphabetical order.