relief work


Tombstone, by Yang Jisheng, and Three Famines, by Thomas Keneally

Yang Jisheng argues that totalitarian states tend to develop policies in a vacuum and find it difficult to change course. Thomas Keneally would agree.


The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions and Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok

"Water to wine” is the image that journalist Greg Barrett uses to describe the transformation in the lives of children living at Mercy Centre, an orphanage in a Bangkok slum. Most of the children have been abused, neglected, malnourished or sold into sex slavery, and many of them have AIDS.