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Empowerment Plan – Bringing Warmth and Opportunity to Unhoused People

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Empowerment Plan – Bringing Warmth and Opportunity to Unhoused People

Today we present the Empowerment Plan, a non-profit organization based in Detroit, Michigan, United States, which employs unhoused parents to produce sleeping bag coats for the larger community of homeless people. Founded in 2011, this Shining World Compassion Award recipient’s mission is to uplift the unhoused, help them regain confidence and independence, and halt the generational cycle of pover
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-18   102 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-18

Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary – A Place of Transformation, Part 2 of 2

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Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary – A Place of Transformation, Part 2 of 2

The sanctuary’s animals certainly have a charisma about them! But what is striking is the power that these magnificent beings have to touch the hearts of the guests! As the vegan co-founders Mick Still and Tracey Keenan share with us, some people are so transformed by the visit, they want to permanently change their relationship with our animal co-inhabitants for the better. "It’s very kind of ove
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-11   156 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-11

Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary – A Place of Transformation, Part 1 of 2

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Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary – A Place of Transformation, Part 1 of 2

Today it is our pleasure to share the work of Tracey Keenan and Mick Still, the vegan co-founders of Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary, a 40-hectare peaceful space in New South Wales, Australia. At this nurturing and fun-filled haven, established to help end the cycle of child and animal abuse, rescued animals are given a caring forever home. Children from traumatic backgrounds are regularly invited to
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-04   127 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-01-04

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 6: Tech Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 6: Tech Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley

Dame Stephanie Shirley was born Vera Buchthal in Dortmund, Germany, in 1933. The turbulent political situation at the time prompted many parents in Central Europe to send their children to safer countries. In July of 1939, Stephanie, aged 5, and her 9-year-old sister Renate, were put on a train headed for England, UK. After a journey of two and a half days, they arrived in Britain as Kindertranspo
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-21   291 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-21

Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 3 of 3

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Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 3 of 3

Today, we hear Ronen speak about kosher foods as well as cultured meat. Kosher means that the product has been certified to meet Jewish dietary laws. Both animal products and animal-free foods can be kosher. “Unfortunately, kosher doesn't mean that there was no animal cruelty. [It’s] the other way around. All the kosher meat sold in Israel is entangled, is connected to animal cruelty.” “The only k
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-14   137 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-14

Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 2 of 3

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Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 2 of 3

Today is International Animal Rights Day, an event annually observed worldwide on December 10 to bring awareness that animals are sentient beings like us and deserve freedom, justice, and respect. Ronen’s worldwide investigations have revealed the truth of the animals’ extreme anguish in slaughterhouses and elsewhere to the public. His work has led to “wide-scale public debates, class action laws
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-10   434 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-10

Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 1 of 3

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Ronen Bar (vegan): Bringing Animal Suffering to Light, Part 1 of 3

In 1998, the UK animal rights organization Uncaged, now known as the Centre for Animals and Social Justice, a Shining World Compassion Award laureate, designated December 10 as International Animal Rights Day. This date corresponds with the annual celebration of Human Rights Day, thus reminding society that animals also deserve freedom, justice, and respect just like humans. In honor of this impor
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-07   369 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-12-07

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 5: NBA “Ironman” Luol Deng

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 5: NBA “Ironman” Luol Deng

Today, we introduce Luol Deng, who was a 2-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star and respected player. Compassionate in nature, he is also a philanthropist and humanitarian. Luol was born in what is now South Sudan on April 16, 1985. In 1993, the Deng family moved to the UK after the British government granted Luol’s father political asylum. At 14 years-old, Luol moved to the US and
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-30   259 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-30

Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 3 of 3

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Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 3 of 3

"Leo Tolstoy said, 'When we wish to harm others, we really do evil to ourselves.' And I think, the way we have harmed animals, it’s now clear that that is going to lead to the destruction of the planet through climate chaos." The Amazon rainforest, considered the "lungs of the Earth," is being razed at a frighteningly rapid pace for animal livestock raising. "We have to end animal agriculture, and
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-16   189 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-16

Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 2 of 3

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Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 2 of 3

"When you use a love-based, non-judgemental approach, I think it’s easier to persuade the public to join us and to transform the industry from one that is producing animal products to one that is fully plant-based and vegan and ethical as well. I was charged for giving water to thirsty pigs in 2015, and I was acquitted for that. The judge agreed that compassion is not a crime. The Pig Trial was re
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-09   379 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-09

Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 1 of 3

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Dr. Anita Krajnc (vegan) and the Animal Save Movement, Part 1 of 3

Today, we have the honor of meeting Dr. Krajnc, the Canadian co-founder of Toronto Pig Save and the worldwide Animal Save Movement. Anita is a former political science professor at Queen’s University in the province of Ontario, Canada, who has studied how social movements move forward through public education. She is also a vegan. “Toronto Pig Save started doing 3 vigils a week in July 2011, and w
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-02   331 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-11-02

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 4: From Refugee to International Superstar - Gloria Estefan

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 4: From Refugee to International Superstar - Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan, known as the "Queen of Latin Pop," was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1957. Still a toddler, she and her family fled to Miami, Florida, USA, in 1959. In 1975, the then 18-year-old Gloria Fajardo / García met Emilio Estefan, who led a band called the Miami Latin Boys. The band released its second English-language album, Primitive Love, in 1985. The album contained three top 10 hits on the
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-31   257 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-31

Divine Love Never Ends

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Divine Love Never Ends

In a joyful celebration held on October 25, 1993, in Hawaii, USA, the then-mayor of the city and county of Honolulu, the Honorable Frank F. Fasi, proclaimed October 25th as “Supreme Master Ching Hai Day” and presented Master with the International Peace Commendation Award, Honorary Citizenship, Certificate of Merit, and a bronze bust of Her likeness that is permanently displayed in a Honolulu publ
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-24   495 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-24

New Story and ICON: Pioneering Solutions to Homelessness

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New Story and ICON: Pioneering Solutions to Homelessness

When Brett Hagler of the United States was 18, he developed a rare form of cancer. Surviving that experience changed the way he thought about his life and what really matters. Brett visited Haiti several years after the 2010 earthquake and was shocked to see tens of thousands of people still living in tents and other temporary accommodations. When he returned to San Francisco, California, USA, he
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-12   369 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-12

Oscar and Lora Center: A Haven for Bulgarian Street Dogs

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Oscar and Lora Center: A Haven for Bulgarian Street Dogs

Today, we are going to meet an extraordinary person who grew up in orphanages. Despite the adversity in his childhood, he has managed to channel his negative experiences and transform them into something positive and constructive. With a compassionate heart, Boyko Grenzke established the Oscar and Lora Center in Bulgaria to help injured, unwanted and abandoned dogs. Boyko’s purpose for founding th
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-05   274 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-10-05

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 3: Pioneering Surgeon Dr. Munjed Al Muderis

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 3: Pioneering Surgeon Dr. Munjed Al Muderis

Dr. Munjed Al Muderis was born in Baghdad, Iraq. After graduating, he worked as a surgery resident at Baghdad University Hospital. One day in 1999, while he was on duty at the hospital, he and his colleagues were suddenly ordered by the authorities to immediately perform a very harmful procedure on a group of men who were just brought to the facility or face very grave consequences. Owing to his c
Good People, Good Work
2020-09-21   362 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-09-21

Pradeep Kumar Nath (vegan): Compassionate Protector of All Animals

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Pradeep Kumar Nath (vegan): Compassionate Protector of All Animals

As a child, Pradeep Kumar Nath of India loved stray animals and would often bring them home. This compassionate tendency stayed with him as he passed through adolescence and later went to college. Even while he was earning his bachelor’s degree in law at Andhra University in his native city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state, he pondered dedicating his life to animal rescue work. But in the
Good People, Good Work
2020-09-14   177 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-09-14

Reverend Pastor Robert Munro (vegan) of The Humanitarian Church

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Reverend Pastor Robert Munro (vegan) of The Humanitarian Church

Reverend Pastor Robert Munro, or as he likes to be called, Pastor Rob, is the founder of The Saint Francis of Assisi Parish of The Humanitarian Church – a whole food, plant-based vegan house of worship in Erieville, New York, USA. Pastor Rob preaches a vegan sermon there every Sunday. The Humanitarian Church’s mission is “To introduce the Whole Food Plant Based Diet to impoverished, unhealthy comm
Good People, Good Work
2020-09-07   1004 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-09-07

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 2: Supermodel Alek Wek

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 2: Supermodel Alek Wek

Today, we will introduce another outstanding refugee, Alek Wek, who left Sudan as a teenager and is now regarded as one of the world’s foremost supermodels. Compassionate in nature, she is also a humanitarian activist. Alek was born in what is now South Sudan on April 16, 1977, and is the seventh of nine children. To avoid the civil conflict, Ms. Wek and her younger sister were forced to flee to L
Good People, Good Work
2020-08-31   665 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-08-31

Unsung Heroes - New South Wales Rural Fire Service’s Volunteer Firefighters

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Unsung Heroes - New South Wales Rural Fire Service’s Volunteer Firefighters

Bushfires are widespread and frequent disasters in Australia. The Australian continent's climate has been slowly drying for millions of years, creating an environment more likely to catch fire. In recent years, global climate change has made Australia hotter and dryer, intensifying the conflagrations even further. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the primary organization that co
Good People, Good Work
2020-08-17   434 Views
Good People, Good Work
2020-08-17
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