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Hunger Crunch, the Game

Early in my days in government and politics, a wise mentor said, “Culture is upstream from politics.” What that means is this: movies, music, books, schools and the like ultimately shape our laws far more than vice-versa. I’ve seen that to be deeply true, from the California Statehouse to the White House. Yes, good laws […]


Race and Adoption in America: Glimmers of Hope Amidst Dark Times

Even as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, it’s hard not to feel a shadow over the land. For many whites, it is the wrecked illusion of a post-racial America. For people of color, it is the numerous recent reminders of how elusive Dr. King’s dream remains. But even […]


Signs of a Robust Movement: KNOW More Orphans Conference and More

Reading the early history of the Abolition Movement, one can’t help noticing all the gatherings: conferences and congresses and confabs of every kind. All those suits and petticoats may seem a little stuffy now.  But the in-person events played a central role in the growing movement – forging links and alliances, refining shared vision and […]


Beauty in Botswana

There’s nothing better than gazing straight into eyes sparked by love – whether love they’ve just received or love they are now passing forward. But a close second to that joy is to hear the stories of such love. And that’s the great pleasure that all of us who help encourage and strengthen a vision […]


2014 Highlights Video

Like most any job, serving with CAFO can carry a blend of the exhilarating and exhausting…compelling tasks alongside times that feel like a slog. But there are many moments when I truly can’t imagine a greater privilege than getting to be part of CAFO’s work and the amazing community of people that serve together – […]