Legendary Motown singer Smokey Robinson is harnessing social media and joining forces with Proctor & Gamble to get safe drinking water to those around the world who need it.

Mr. Robinson was joined by Proctor & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative to announce the ‘Smoke Alarm’ program. During the press conference someone asked Mr. Robinson if there was a song embedded in Smoke Alarm? He said “no”, but then added: “Help, cause you can.”

There was an interesting moment at CGI when a reporter asked President Clinton if he believed in spiritual healing? “Yes,” Clinton said, “but it takes heart and mind.”

Commentary: For Catholics, sincere confession and reception of the Eucharist offer spiritual healing, transformation and peace. We can’t do it by ourselves.

Photographs: Stephen Wise