I've written before about the remarkable work of the Gates Foundation and the decision of Bill and Melinda Gates to give away billions of dollars of their personal wealth to causes intended to lift people out of poverty. Gates is a devout Roman Catholic and sees this as the obligation and privilege of her faith.
I heard her recently in a CBC The Current interview in which she conceded that while the Foundation doesn't fund abortions she has broken from the teaching of the RC church on birth control, convinced that this will simple option will change the lives of millions of women.
I also came upon an interview in Christianity Today, an evangelical magazine in the States. You can read the interview in its entirety by clicking on the link but these were a couple of her responses that I found particularly worthwhile.
You have said that the Gates Foundation catchphrase, “All lives have equal value,” comes from your childhood. Where were you first exposed to this idea?