Washington Post: Head of Church Public Affairs on 'pure religion' in Haiti

In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti that left millions of lives shattered, the world saw, and continues to see, an outpouring of love, compassion and service on a magnificent scale.

It is a scene we have witnessed before: when lives are devastated by disaster, the best of humanity surfaces as many set aside personal conveniences, agendas and interests to selflessly take part in what the Bible describes as pure religion--"to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction..."

Offers of help poured into my own church by the thousands - and we are just one organization among many. "I used to be a missionary there and speak Creole. How can I help?" Or, "I am a doctor and can leave right now if you can get me a seat on a plane."

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