The Life You Can Save (Free Book Inside)

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The Life You Can Save

Hey all,

I hope this message finds you well.

After a brief hiatus, I'm thrilled to announce that I will be posting weekly updates in this newsletter.

In this edition, I want to share a pivotal book that played a significant role in my journey as a humanitarian professional, focusing on effectiveness: The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer. This influential work profoundly altered my perspective on our moral responsibilities and our capacity as individuals and as a society to address global poverty. It serves as a compelling call to action, one that deeply aligns with my role in humanitarian efforts.

The Life You Can Save argues that we, especially those in affluent societies, have a moral obligation to significantly increase the amount of aid we provide to those in poverty. Singer discusses practical ways to effect change and challenges readers to reconsider their spending, emphasizing that redirecting our resources could save lives and reduce suffering worldwide. This book is not just a call to action—it's a guide on how to be a part of the solution.

You can download both the English and Turkish versions of the book for free using the provided links. Alternatively, you can listen to the captivating audio version for free on Spotify.

P.S. Peter Singer is retiring from Princeton University this year. To honor his career, a farewell conference is scheduled for May 13-14, 2024. This event will cover pressing topics like animal liberation, poverty, and bioethics. It's free and open to the public, though registration is required. All panel discussions will also be live streamed. Learn more and register from this LinkedIn post or website.

Stay tuned for my upcoming posts, where I’ll recommend additional books focused on enhancing effectiveness in NGOs and the humanitarian sector.

Warm regards,