Tatsuo wrote:I don't think that it would be helpful to donate money to Christian organizations. I know the rude behaviour of Christian missionaries in Japan, who would do anything to get more converts. This kind of pressure is something no one needs at the moment (or at any other moment). I'd think Buddhist organisations or humanitarian organisations are best recipients of donations.
I am sorry you've had such a negative experience. Not all Christian groups are aggressive proselytizers, in my experience. The Catholic aid agencies, for example, do very good work, as does the nominally Protestant group "Save the Children." But of course if you prefer not to give money to Christian groups, there is always the Red Cross, or the Buddhist relief charity Tzu Chi.
The warm blanket comforting a refugee in Tohoku tonight will not be a Red Cross blanket, or a Buddhist blanket, or a Christian missionary blanket. It will be a warm blanket.