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The White Helmets nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

The White Helmets nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

The White Helmets wake up every day to save the lives others are trying so hard to take. These volunteer rescue workers have saved 60,000 lives in Syria and for that, they are under constant attack. Unarmed and impartial, they have just been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. Stand in solidarity with them....
Police Cook Pasta for Lonely, Elderly Couple

Police Cook Pasta for Lonely, Elderly Couple

Four officers cooked pasta for a lonely old couple whose sounds of distress were overheard in their home, Rome’s police department said. Authorities were alerted after cries were reported from an apartment in the city, but officers found the occupants had not been the victim of any crime. Click here to read the whole story....
Homes from Discarded Plastic

Homes from Discarded Plastic

OSCAR MENDEZ wanted to provide decent housing for the homeless while reducing waste plastic. Watch the video to see how he has achieved it. Source: YouTube
When others appreciate your work

When others appreciate your work

In our education system there are people who rarely get credit for awesome jobs they do, people without whom schools would be a lot more different. The staff and students at a Nashville elementary school take a moment to express their love and gratitude for their beloved school custodian. He became more than a person...
Iraqi National Symphony conductor Karim Wasfi plays music at bomb sites

Iraqi National Symphony conductor Karim Wasfi plays music at bomb sites

Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, had decided to play amid the wreckage to drive home a message. Iraqis needed to experience beauty, not just endure one bomb after another. “It’s about reaching out to people exactly where someone had experienced something so grotesque and ugly earlier,” Wasfi said in an interview....
Meeting the right person in the right time

Meeting the right person in the right time

On Sunday Nov 22nd night something very special happened. I was with a couple of friends in Northbridge, we’d just been to an event and decided to get some food and eat it at a nearby park. I saw a dark man sitting on the bench across from us and felt like he may want...
Syrian refugees become volunteers within a month of arriving in Australia

Syrian refugees become volunteers within a month of arriving in Australia

By Angela Thompson Less than a year after arriving in Australia, with their bullet-riddled Aleppo home a fading memory, Johnny and Carol Bilouna pulled on matching orange jumpsuits and prepared to help patch a stranger’s roof somewhere in the peaceful, if storm-damaged, Illawarra. The couple joined the State Emergency Service (SES) within a month of arriving in Australia,...
Why we should give free money to everyone

Why we should give free money to everyone

By Rutger Bregman We tend to think that simply giving people money makes them lazy. Yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It is time for a radical reform of the welfare state. Studies from all over the world drive home the exact same point: free money helps. Proven correlations...
Social Movements - A Way to Freedom?

Social Movements – A Way to Freedom?

If you think you cannot make a difference, read the article of my friend… Everything started with one person and his curiosity and desire… Peter Sharp started a social movement that sends positive shockwaves of happiness, hope and unity through the community via flashmobs, random acts of kindness, self expressions of the arts and games with the public. With each...
Nun Working To End Violence, Sexual Exploitation In Uganda

Nun Working To End Violence, Sexual Exploitation In Uganda

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe recently appeared on The Colbert Report and said she felt like punching Colbert in the face for feigning indifference toward the missing girls in Nigeria. In reality Sister Nyirumbe has dedicated her life to counteracting violence in her native Uganda. Sister Nyirumbe’s humanitarian work earned her a spot in TIME Magazine’s 2014 “100 Most Influential People”...