Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tea and Charity: Modern 'Little Platoons'

"One Sunday afternoon in February, a few dozen women gathered at McLean, Virginia, home. Walking through the door, they saw Chinese lanterns and they heard the sound of classical Chinese music. In the dining room, the ladies found a mouthwatering spread of Chinese pastries and savories.

It was a fundraising tea party for a Chinese human rights group. But it was something else as well. It was an example of what the great British statesman Edmund Burke called the 'little platoons.'”

For more on Chuck Colson's commentary, click here.

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