the help of folks like you and me, Heifer International tackles the problem of
hunger one family at a time with gifts of renewable resources - farm animals that
are ongoing sources of food and income."
will the bombing of Baghdad, a city of five million, accomplish a regime change?”
always had a really developed sense of justice. As a child, I would rotate my
dolls' dresses for fear that they might come alive at midnight and one of them
would always have the best dress on. Whatever it was that made me worry about
my dolls I suppose has paid off in my career because, really, an actor is all
about empathy and imagination. And those are the cornerstones of activism.”
“It will be great when it's
not such a big deal when a woman gets a good job.”
a time when everything seems so out of control and the people you've elected are
bogus and there's so much random violence and hatred, it fills you with such hope
and admiration to even be part for a short time in a community where people have
connected to strangers to try to put out a hand.
feel my family's needs are a priority. I'm not comfortable with the idea of serving
the many and ignoring my family.
think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never
studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for
think sometimes what happens is that all of this feeling out of control manifests
itself in trying to control your body; whether it's an eating disorder or talking
about getting your nose fixed, as if that's going to be the solution to all the
to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice
you walk down the street and see someone in a box, you have a choice. That person
is either the other and you're fearful of them, or that person is an extension
of your family. And that makes you at home in that world and not fearful. So really
it's very self-serving.
tired of being labelled anti-American because I ask questions.
I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding
that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other
people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.
know that once you decide to look at life outside of the narrow limits of just
your world and start to understand that you can make a difference in very simple
ways - in volunteering and all the way up to bigger world problems.
you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens
up to you.
is the key to stopping the spread of AIDS. Yet millions of children are missing
an education. Missing their teachers who have died of the disease. Missing from
class as they stay home to care for their dying mothers and fathers. Children
are missing your support. Unite for Children. Unite against AIDS.
most parents in the US, they are trying, with a little help from UNICEF, to do
the best they can to help their children reach their full potential...
intent is to speak on behalf of those whose voices are less readily heard - children
and women at risk
you can just see all the children of the world as your own, all the mothers of
the world as you are, we can make a huge difference.
my children wake up in the morning they know they will eat breakfast, get hugs
from their parents, go to a good, safe school. Plates are full and store windows
are glittering. But at the same time the great majority of the world's children
and women stand - no - shiver on the precipice