Tag Archives: Humanitarianism

Gregory Peck – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_peck The biography of screen legend Gregory Peck, who seems to have been just as fine and upstanding a man as the characters he played. I particularly liked this quote: I’m not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in.

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Refugees Find Hostility and Hope on Soccer Field – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/21/us/21fugees.html?ei=5087%0A&em=&en=1fa37aebc606b997&ex=1169701200&pagewanted=all SU’s acting weird, but I’m determined to post this, so here goes! This is a stunning and inspiring article from the New York Times. In a small town in Georgia, an immigrant woman has organised a soccer team made up entirely of refugee children. She is their coach, their mentor, their friend and their […]

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A gift for an entire village / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0912/p17s01-bogn.html Many thanks to the Christian Science Monitor for this inspiring story, and to PaulJC for Stumbling it. I love stories like this because it shows how one person’s efforts can result in a sea change for a community. Or 55 communities, in this case! Today, 13 years after Mortenson’s failure as a mountaineer on […]

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