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Shining World Awards

Supreme Master Ching Hai has lovingly created a series of awards to recognize some of the most exemplary, generous, caring, and courageous people who walk amongst us and go beyond the call of duty to help others unconditionally. The awards include:*Shining World Leadership Award *Shining World Compassion Award *Shining World Hero and Heroine Awards *Shining World Honesty Award *Shining Environmental Protection Leadership Award *Shining World Intelligence Award *Shining World Inventor Award…and more!

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: The PEEPS Foundation for Miniature Horse Rescue

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: The PEEPS Foundation for Miniature Horse Rescue

Today, we travel to Wellington, Florida USA, to meet the co-founder of The PEEPS Foundation, Alex Granato. Alex, a professional hunter jumper, along with fellow professional rider Josh Dolan, established The PEEPS Foundation for the rescue of miniature horses, particularly for those with dwarfism which can lead to lifelong health problems. What started out as a two-person team has grown into a muc
Shining World Awards
2021-01-20   121 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-01-20

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Sir Darius Brown (vegan)

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Sir Darius Brown (vegan)

Today, we are going to travel to Newark, New Jersey, and visit Darius Brown, the young generous designer and founder of Beaux & Paws. Darius has selflessly helped rescue hundreds of dogs by making bow ties, and donating them to animal shelters across the United States and in the United Kingdom. “Speech, comprehension and fine motor skills delay” is a disorder that affects children, causing a devel
Shining World Awards
2021-01-13   256 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-01-13

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Elephants and rhinos are smart, nurturing, self-aware, gentle giants who, like us, form deep family bonds. Regarded in many cultures as symbols of good fortune, wisdom, loyalty, vitality, strength, and deep spiritual divinity, they also play a key role in helping to maintain the ecosystems and rich biodiversity of the areas they inhabit. In today’s show, we are honored to speak with Mr. Rob Br
Shining World Awards
2021-01-06   167 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-01-06

Shining World Invention Award Recipient: Solubag, Earth-saving Plastic Alternative

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Shining World Invention Award Recipient: Solubag, Earth-saving Plastic Alternative

People produce about 311 million tons of plastics every year. We use so many different types of disposable plastics, which mostly find their way into the oceans. This ends up as tons of pollution which stays in our oceans and will be consumed by sea animals and other living creatures. Fortunately, there have been individuals and organizations who work tirelessly to help ameliorate this increasi
Shining World Awards
2020-12-30   167 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-12-30

Shining World Hero Award Recipient: Bowza – The Life-saving Dog

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Shining World Hero Award Recipient: Bowza – The Life-saving Dog

In today’s program, we travel to Hadleigh, an ancient market town in South Suffolk, United Kingdom. In addition to Hadleigh’s historic and architectural interest, the town has another gem, an honored citizen named Bowza, a six-year-old Labrador-Rottweiler and Husky mix. The super canine was hailed as the hero of his hometown after his life-saving action in January 2019. Don was excited to share th
Shining World Awards
2020-12-23   197 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-12-23

Shining World Leadership Award for Peace Laureate: Libya – Ushering in a New Era of Harmony

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Shining World Leadership Award for Peace Laureate: Libya – Ushering in a New Era of Harmony

Our program today highlights Libya’s declaration of a ceasefire after talks facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). With the United Nations Support Mission in Libya facilitating the negotiations, military officers from the Government of National Accord and the Libyan Arab Armed Forces, collectively called the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission, met in Geneva, Switzer
Shining World Awards
2020-12-16   188 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-12-16

Shining World Leadership Award for Peace Laureates: Bahrain, Israel, Kosovo, Serbia, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates – Advancing Goodwill Among Nations

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Shining World Leadership Award for Peace Laureates: Bahrain, Israel, Kosovo, Serbia, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates – Advancing Goodwill Among Nations

Our program today honors several countries that reached peace agreements or normalized relations with each other in 2020 through the mediation efforts of the President of the United States, His Excellency Donald Trump, a Shining World Peace Leader Award and Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate. After two days of talks mediated by the United States, Kosovo’s prime minister, His Ex
Shining World Awards
2020-12-09   360 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-12-09

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Veggie Channel

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Veggie Channel

Massimo Leopardi and Julia Ovchinnikova are the founders of Veggie Channel, Italy’s most vibrant and far-reaching multimedia platform about the vegan lifestyle. Veggie Channel provides scientific, nutritional and ethical resources for people who wish to switch to the vegan way of living. Animal welfare, the environment and sustainability are also important themes of Veggie Channel. During the past
Shining World Awards
2020-12-02   650 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-12-02

Shining World Compassion Award: Fawaz Kanaan of Save Dubai Stray Cats

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Shining World Compassion Award: Fawaz Kanaan of Save Dubai Stray Cats

Cats are beautiful, sensitive and majestic animals with extraordinary abilities. However, as cats have adapted to becoming human companions, they do not fare well when left to fend for themselves outside. Roaming the streets comes with many dangers, including starvation, exposure to a multitude of diseases, other aggressive animals, etc. The number of stray cats in the Emirates has recently reache
Shining World Awards
2020-11-25   1093 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-11-25

Shining World Compassion and Hero Award Recipient: Damien Mander (vegan) – A Valiant Animal Defender

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Shining World Compassion and Hero Award Recipient: Damien Mander (vegan) – A Valiant Animal Defender

Damien served in elite Australian special operations military units when he was young. Exploring a number of occupations after completing his service, he arrived in Africa, where he discovered he could put his military skills to good use. Using his life savings, Mr. Mander founded the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) in 2009, to protect and preserve wildlife in many regions. The non-p
Shining World Awards
2020-11-18   264 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-11-18

Shining World Hero Award Recipient: Willow – the Dedicated Assistance Dog

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Shining World Hero Award Recipient: Willow – the Dedicated Assistance Dog

Today we will share the remarkable story of a precious heroic dog named Willow whose intelligence and loyalty is larger than life. Adorable Willow was adopted by Ruth Spurr in 2016 with the intention of being her pet companion rather than an assistance dog. Ruth suffers with a rare genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which affects joints and multiple organs, mak
Shining World Awards
2020-11-11   472 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-11-11

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Dog Assistance in Disability

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Dog Assistance in Disability

Dog A.I.D. is a non-profit organization with volunteer trainers who teach canine companions of people with disabilities to perform helpful day-to-day tasks. Today, we are travelling to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom, to meet the Chair of the Trustees of Dog A.I.D., Sandra Fraser. We also hear from Mike McDonald, who serves as Chief Executive Officer, in an interview conducted by our Associ
Shining World Awards
2020-11-04   290 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-11-04

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Mee Fah Chan, Nurturing Love

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Mee Fah Chan, Nurturing Love

Today we introduce to you a Shining World Compassion Award recipient from Malaysia, a loving 78-years-young lady, Ms. Mee Fah Chan. After many decades working for humans, Ms. Chan retired and used her inheritance from her late husband to build a life-saving shelter for animals. Located in Semenyih, a small town in southeastern Selangor, Malaysia, Mee Fah’s Shelter was built on leased property thre
Shining World Awards
2020-11-01   295 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-11-01

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: StreetVet and Street Paws

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: StreetVet and Street Paws

Today we travel to England, United Kingdom, to learn about Street Paws and StreetVet. Street Paws was established in 2013 and StreetVet was founded in 2016. Both organizations work together to provide free fundamental veterinary care for animal companions of homeless people. Besides offering checkups, vaccinations and life-saving operations, they also provide free warm clothing for furry friends,
Shining World Awards
2020-10-21   270 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-10-21

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Saving Animals From Euthanasia, Part 2 of 2

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Saving Animals From Euthanasia, Part 2 of 2

SAFE’s model of placing animals in foster care while waiting for a permanent home has many benefits for all parties concerned. SAFE provides neutering, vaccinations, and microchips as well as personalized matching services to better address issues such as overpopulation and animals getting lost, mistreated or abandoned. “SAFE doesn’t judge pet relinquishment, but is more concerned about finding a
Shining World Awards
2020-10-14   238 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-10-14

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Saving Animals From Euthanasia, Part 1 of 2

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Saving Animals From Euthanasia, Part 1 of 2

Our precious animal companions are often our best friends and beloved family members. As much as they depend on us for care and protection, they also fill our hearts and homes with abundant joy, love, and blessings. Yet sadly, not all dogs and cats find themselves in loving forever families. In Australia, approximately 211,000 animal companions end up in shelters annually with nearly 44,000 euthan
Shining World Awards
2020-10-07   379 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-10-07

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries

Founded by vegan animal lovers, Mr. David Walker and Ms. Dwynwen Jones or DJ, the Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries consist of the Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary in Worcestershire and their sister sanctuary, Wiccaweys Rescued Border Collies and Working Sheepdogs in Laughton, UK. Wiccaweys is a non-profit, no-kill sanctuary that rescues abandoned and abused dogs, rehabilitates and gives them basic trai
Shining World Awards
2020-09-30   302 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-09-30

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Al Larson – The Bluebird Man

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Al Larson – The Bluebird Man

Bluebirds symbolize wealth and prosperity and are also seen as spiritual messengers that herald joy and prosperity. If a bluebird appears in your life, it is believed that you will be successful, happy, and your family will enjoy good health. In North America, due in part to increasing nesting competition from other species, these little birds declined in population between the 1950s and 1970s. Fo
Shining World Awards
2020-09-23   318 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-09-23

Shining World Protection Award Recipient: Redefine Meat – Advancing Vegan Food Technology, Part 2 of 2

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Shining World Protection Award Recipient: Redefine Meat – Advancing Vegan Food Technology, Part 2 of 2

Today, we continue our interview with Mr. Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, its founder and CEO. Mr. Ben-Shitrit talks about what motivated him to work towards a vegan world. “So, here is a famous writing about the vision of vegetarianism and peace. Essentially what he says is that, all human beings are morally corrupt; and because we are morally corrupt, we eat animals. But the first stage for peace in the wo
Shining World Awards
2020-09-16   266 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-09-16

Shining World Protection Award Recipient: Redefine Meat – Advancing Vegan Food Technology, Part 1 of 2

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Shining World Protection Award Recipient: Redefine Meat – Advancing Vegan Food Technology, Part 1 of 2

Today, we honor Redefine Meat, an Israel-based start-up company which utilizes 3D printing technology to produce realistic plant-based steaks. The company’s revolutionary approach brings alternative meat to a whole new level. Made from natural, sustainable sources, their cruelty-free steaks closely replicate the appearance, texture and flavor of animal meat. Mr. Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, founder and CE
Shining World Awards
2020-09-09   454 Views
Shining World Awards
2020-09-09
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