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help-wantedImmaculate Heart Radio is looking for a Community Relations Officer for both the Phoenix AZ area and the entire state of New Mexico. This is a contract to hire position.

Responsibility Summary:

To help spread the knowledge, love and practice of the Catholic Faith through the fulfillment of the following responsibilities: Serve as the primary IHR fundraising representative in the local community, develop underwriting donors, conduct parish visits and speak at community events, perform other various fundraising activities. Ensure all activities promote the mission of Immaculate Heart Radio.  (more…)

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OC Walks for World Water Day

Walk for World Water Day

This Sunday, March 29 is World Water Day and folks in Orange County will be walking to raise awareness and funds for drilling water wells in Uganda, Africa with Wells of Life.

Santa Margarita High School will host the event from 12 noon – 3 p.m. Participants will have a chance to experience what it’s like to haul water in Uganda — walking several miles, carrying 5 gallon containers, weighing 44 lbs.

“The day will be devoted to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in recognition of his call to serve others, especially the poor,” said Wells of Life founder Nick Jordan.

Jordan was moved to create the Wells for Life foundation after a trip to Uganda in 2008…

“I was overcome by the poverty, by the fact that young girls couldn’t get an education because they were needed to fetch water each day and most of all, the tragic deaths of children because of the lack of clean water.

At that time I, along with Trevor Stevenson of Fields of Life, decided to co-found Wells of Life and bring clean water to those precious children of Africa.

Since Wells of Life’s inception, we have made a huge difference in the lives of those children and their families.  To date we have funded 100 water wells that will bring clean water to over 100,000 villagers!  Not only does clean water save the lives of children, but it allows them to go to school and receive an education as well as saving the women of the village from having to haul 44 pounds of water (the weight of 5 gallons of water) over several miles each day.

In the 5 years since I first witnessed the powerful effects of a water well, we have changed the lives of 100,000 people. Every single person received the gift of life for as little as a $6.00 donation. We believe this serves as one of the most effective and measurable forms of giving.  In a simple yet effective collaboration, we have joined CEO’s and school children in providing the most basic of all human rights – Water.

This is the true vision of Wells of Life, saving lives…one at a time…one well and one community at a time. Come join us in this lifesaving work.”

Sunday’s Walk for Water is open to everyone, bring your walking group, family, friends and co-workers.

 

 

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What Does it Mean to Be Fully Human?

Jean Vanier (left), founder of L'Arche and winner of the 2015 Templeton Prize.

Jean Vanier (left), founder of L’Arche and winner of the 2015 Templeton Prize.

Each year, the Templeton Prize awards $1.5 million to a person who has made “exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.” This year, the Templeton Prize was awarded to Jean Vanier, a Catholic philosopher and advocate for the mentally disabled.

Vanier has written 30 books on religion, normality, success, and tolerance; and is the founder of L’Arche, an international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers.

He started L’Arche after witnessing the terrible treatment and conditions of those living in a mental institution in France. He saw people who were cared for, impersonally; but they were not loved as individuals.  He invited two men from the institution, Raphael and Philippe, to live with him in his home, and found that they had as much to give him as he had to give them. There are now 147 L’Arche communities in 35 countries around the world.

Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic kindly shared a video that Jean Vanier recorded in conjunction with the Templeton Prize. In the video, Vanier took up an important and profound question: “What does it mean to be fully human?”

Below is an excerpt of Vanier’s powerful remarks: (more…)

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