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Theoklitos Proestakis: Savior of Crete’s Homeless Dogs and Cats

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Theoklitos Proestakis: Savior of Crete’s Homeless Dogs and Cats

Today we will share a touching story about a wonderful man who is a Shining World Compassion Award laureate and has rescued over 1,000 abandoned or stray dogs and cats. He has to work 20 hours each day and hardly has any time to rest, only sleeping 2-3 hours daily. “But for me, I just feel that I want to help them when I see these dogs suffering from pain. They have a soul, so I want to help them. It makes me feel so good.” In 2019, along with giving Theoklitos Proestakis the Shining World Compassion Award to recognize his splendid work on behalf of homeless animals, Supreme Master Ching Hai made a kind contribution of US$15,000 to the Takis Shelter. And as this show is being presented to you, Supreme Master Ching Hai: further "arrange to send US$30,000 to this compassionate shelter. With all love and tears of sympathy as well as gratitude to Theoklitos Proestakis and all helpers."
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2020-03-09   12733 vizionări
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2020-03-09

Recognizing Excellence: The Gusi Peace Prize 2019, Part 1 of 2

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Recognizing Excellence: The Gusi Peace Prize 2019, Part 1 of 2

The Gusi Peace Prize is a prestigious award, often referred to as the Asian Nobel Peace Prize. The mission of the Gusi Peace Prize Foundation is: “To honor individuals and organizations who have given exemplary contributions to Global Peace and Progress, through international brotherhood and friendship, and by using their God-given talents for the benefit of mankind; to champion human rights and maintain governance, democracy, equality, international peace, and goodwill.” Supreme Master Ching Hai received the Gusi Peace Prize in 2006 in the category of Philanthropy and Humanitarianism. Supreme Master Ching Hai was invited by the Gusi Foundation to attend the 2019 awards ceremony. We now present the first half of Master’s message that was played during the Gusi Peace Prize Awards Night held on November 27, 2019. “The world in which we live and share all the God-given abundance and comfort, this whole world, includes all beings in it, and all should have peace. Hence world peace is “capital written,” whole, complete - WORLD PEACE!”
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2020-03-16   1135 vizionări
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2020-03-16

Patrick Furlotti – Making a Difference for the Human Family

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Patrick Furlotti – Making a Difference for the Human Family

Patrick grew up in Southern California, USA, where he developed a strong affinity for the ocean. He also learned early on that communities of like-minded individuals can accomplish things that benefit the greater good. In 2012, he co-founded a nonprofit organization called the Global Mana Foundation to find solutions for global sustainability. Seven years later, Patrick started Projects for Good, a community aggregator platform that brings together ideas, finances, resources, and people to deal with social, economic, and environmental issues. He is dedicated to a cleaner Earth. Patrick has always had a deep love for the environment. This man of action sees his latest undertaking, Projects For Good (PFG), as a big step forward. With Projects for Good, one can also find assistance to accomplish their initiative by advertising paid or volunteer work related to the endeavor. Patrick sees no stopping. He believes the forward-thinking PEG model - where everyone is enabled to contribute to a higher cause - has powerful potential to significantly benefit our world and its inhabitants.
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2020-05-22   876 vizionări
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2020-05-22

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 communities throughout the world so as to provide freedom from illness… and cease the consumption of animal products so as to honor the commandment, ‘THOU SHALT NOT KILL’.” In 2010, at the age of 50, Pastor Rob’s life changed when he suffered his third stroke. His left side was paralyzed, his left eye was blind, and he was unable to talk or walk. The doctors gave him six months to live. Twenty-six days after becoming vegan, the paralysis on his left side was gone, his vision returned, and he stopped slurring and drooling. Not only did he fully recover, but he also became healthier than ever. Two years after becoming vegan, he experienced a profound spiritual moment, realizing that animal flesh in the body blocks the connection to God. “So, I decided to give everything to the church, live on minimal things, just (vegan) food. Because I need 5,000 lifetimes to make up for the 5,000 animals that died for me to eat them. I can't create life. So the best I can do is give my life in the service of God.” Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gratefully present Reverend Pastor Robert Munro with the Shining World Compassion Award, along with a humble loving gift of US$10,000 to support your vegan Humanitarian Church. Lots of love, praises and prayers for your mission’s success, in God’s mercy.”
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2020-09-07   865 vizionări
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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 London, UK, in 1991. In 1995, four years after moving to England, Ms. Wek was discovered at an outdoor market in the London suburb of Crystal Palace by a scout for the famous agency, Models 1. Ms. Wek was also named “Model of the Year” by MTV in 1997. In addition to Elle magazine, Ms. Wek also appeared on the cover of many other notable publications, such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, i-D, Forbes Magazine Africa, and Ebony. Ms. Wek’s influence goes far beyond the fashion arena. The supermodel is also a humanitarian activist and a prominent philanthropist. She has been a missionary for World Vision’s program to end HIV/AIDS, an ambassador for “Doctors Without Borders” and the U.S. Committee for Refugees Advisory Council’s advisory board member on issues related to Sudan. On June 17, 2013, she was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the UNHCR. She said: “I believe that true beauty comes from inside you and that always shows through.” As a former refugee, Alek Wek has proven to us that regardless of adversity, anything is possible. She has also demonstrated that refugees can make great contributions to the countries they emigrate to and leave a lasting, positive mark on our world.
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2020-08-31   629 vizionări
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2020-08-31

Happy Supreme Master Ching Hai Day! Part 1 of 2

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Happy Supreme Master Ching Hai Day! Part 1 of 2

Our program “Happy Supreme Master Ching Hai Day! Part 1 of 2,” celebrates the 26th anniversary of a very special occasion. On February 22, 1994, a grand event was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and Master was honored by the World Cultural Communication Association and the governors of the six flood-affected states who proclaimed February 22 as “Supreme Master Ching Hai Day.” But each initiate has his or her own special feelings about the meaning of Supreme Master Ching Hai Day. “Supreme Master Ching Hai Day is Master’s shining example of love in action that has helped me open and expand my love and care for others, animals, plants, and the environment. Following Master’s examples of love in action, I experienced contentment, joy, and peace in my soul.” “A day to remind us To always walk in love, To live our life in a saintly way, Helping others as we may, Today is a joyous day My soul is reborn, my spirit renewed.”
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2020-02-21   571 vizionări
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2020-02-21

Happy Supreme Master Ching Hai Day! Part 2 of 2

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Happy Supreme Master Ching Hai Day! Part 2 of 2

We will further highlight how disciples commemorate Supreme Master Ching Hai Day today and every day. “Supreme Master Ching Hai Day reminds me to be grateful for the Supreme Master within. And to be of service to others, especially giving to those in need - like being there for loved ones, visiting and contributing to animal shelters, etc., and recognizing Master in every being to whom I am blessed to offer love and support.” “Supreme Master Ching Hai Day to me, is a day of gratitude to Supreme Master Ching Hai for imparting such a wonderful method that takes care of every situation in my life, and makes me feel like I’m walking on air with daily miracles and wonders. I do my best to treat everyone as if they are Master, to remind them that they are worthy and noble, regardless of their situation and stature, which will hopefully awaken their true purpose of searching for the Kingdom of God within themselves - which is Supreme Master Ching Hai’s wish for all of us.”
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2020-02-22   570 vizionări
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2020-02-22

A Prayer for Compassion: An Interview with Filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson (vegan), Part 1 of 4

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A Prayer for Compassion: An Interview with Filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson (vegan), Part 1 of 4

Mr. Thomas Wade Jackson is an award-winning American filmmaker, photographer and musician. “I pray and meditate before all the interviews. I just say, ‘I’m here, whatever You need, use me like that force of love and life. Use me to make a better world.’ And I encourage us all to just be open to being vessels. Like the prayer of Saint Francis: Let me be an instrument of love and peace and compassion. And what I've discovered, which is a spoiler alert for the film, but all of the traditions I interviewed are in total alignment with a vegan lifestyle. Not only that, a vegan lifestyle exemplifies their teachings of compassion. One of the things I really have become very excited about is interfaith. We created an Interfaith Vegan Coalition in 2016. You see us create it in the film, because when I first had the idea, I just knew it’d be about spirituality and veganism. Now, my first interview was with Victoria Moran, who is our producer connecting me with everybody. She says, ‘You know, all religions have compassion as one of their base things. Can’t we all agree, despite whatever your religion is, that we should be compassionate to each other, and to all of life?’ That’s the thing that really connects all religions. So, I believe compassion is the door into bringing peace between the religions, because I’ll tell you, interviewing people from all these walks [of life], they all have similar things in common. They all share that we have a body temple, that there’s a spirit that resides in that body temple, that you should take care of that body temple, that’s very clear. That goes right with a plant-based diet. It goes right along. They all say, ‘You should take care of the environment, be stewards of creation.’ We should be concerned that we are polluting our water, and that we’re using our water. Each of us, if we are spiritual, we are stewards here and we have a responsibility to take care of this planet. Every path that I studied tells us that, and that goes along with a vegan diet, a lot less of a footprint. And the third thing they have in common is that they tell us, ‘We should take care of each other.’ And the fourth thing I would say is that all the paths tell us we should be taking care of animals; we should be loving animals. So they’re our companions. That animals are not here to be eaten, that they are our companions, and that we should only eat healthy plants. When it comes to compassion, doing the least harm to all of creation is the tenet of all these paths. I would say compassion is not only leading us down to a vegan path, but it’s also our connection with the inner faith of bringing us together, giving us something that we can work on together.”
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2020-07-13   547 vizionări
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2020-07-13

Recognizing Excellence: The Gusi Peace Prize 2019, Part 2 of 2

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Recognizing Excellence: The Gusi Peace Prize 2019, Part 2 of 2

In 2019, there were 18 individuals presented the Gusi Peace Prize. Supreme Master Ching Hai was invited by the Gusi Foundation to attend the 2019 awards ceremony. Unable to join due to the carbon footprint from flying to the Philippines and Her many work obligations. She sent a loving recorded message to the attendees. We now present the second half of Master’s message that was played during the Gusi Peace Prize Awards Night held on November 27, 2019. “If we don’t demand their flesh, if we don’t eat them, if we boycott the animal-meat cruelty, so-called industry, then they will be safe, saved and in real peace. Then we truly contribute to world peace: real, whole world peace. I am speaking from my own experience. Your conscience will be free, your health will be good and your hearts will be really at peace, now and always.”
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2020-03-23   528 vizionări
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2020-03-23

Planting Benevolent Seeds in Children’s Hearts – Nepal’s Shree Lho Basic School, Part 1 of 2

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Planting Benevolent Seeds in Children’s Hearts – Nepal’s Shree Lho Basic School, Part 1 of 2

The Reverend Acharya Sonam Dorje Rinpoche built the Shree Lho Basic School to take care of orphans as well as underprivileged and marginalized children by providing food and board while they receive an education. He also wished to incorporate the fundamental teachings of Buddhism into the courses so the children could receive moral guidance through this ancient wisdom to cultivate love and compassion. As it is a spiritual boarding school, teachers play an influential role in making Buddhism’s teachings close to the children’s hearts, along with providing attentive care to them and encouraging healthy lifestyle habits. "This is a very rural area, here almost 80-90% of the local population is uneducated. As these people here have their own hardships, and didn’t get a chance to be educated in their time. They wish to have hope for their coming generations to get a good education and do better in life." "The people residing in this school, located in a Buddhist area, do not slaughter animals for food, and hence everybody eats vegetarian food in this school. Conservation of animals, such as these is also emphasized in the books."
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2020-01-06   520 vizionări
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2020-01-06

Manoj Gogoi: The Animal Rescuer of Assam

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Manoj Gogoi: The Animal Rescuer of Assam

Manoj Gogoi, a Shining World Compassion Award recipient, has rescued over 5,000 different birds, reptiles, and mammals in the vicinity of the Kaziranga National Park in the Indian state of Assam. His passion and love for animals have made him a local hero. Manoj was born in 1975, and after finishing secondary school, he worked as a guide in Kaziranga National Park. In 2005, he met raptor specialist Dr. Ashok Verma from the Bombay Natural History Society. This encounter became a turning point in his life. Mr. Gogoi later took up Dr. Verma’s offer and learned much about birds and wildlife in his 3-month stay in Mumbai. In 2008, he created the Naturalists for Rehabilitation of Snakes and Birds (NRSB) to rescue and rehabilitate more animals. The non-profit’s mission is: “To stop the degradation of Mother Nature and to conserve, rescue and provide medical aid to injured wildlife and rehabilitate wild animals, snakes, and birds to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.” Eventually, more than 100 youths from the area assisted him in rescuing more than 500 animals. Through this work and naturalist training camps he has held, he has planted benevolent seeds into the hearts of these youngsters and helped in raising their love and respect for all living beings. In 2014, in recognition of his fine care for fauna, he was awarded the title, “Wildlife Warrior” by the Corbett Foundation. Regarding the animal denizens of Kaziranga, Manoj stated, “They are my children, and I am their mother. I will protect them with my life.” In recognition of his efforts in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, Manoj Gogoi was presented the India Star Passion Award in 2019 for Social Service (Environment) by the India Star Book of Records. The gentleman is also very concerned about global warming. He emphasizes that humanity needs to take the blame for polluting the environment, and asks all to nurture our world.
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2020-06-15   458 vizionări
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2020-06-15

WEMA HOME – Bringing Hope and Love to Benin, Part 1 of 3

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WEMA HOME – Bringing Hope and Love to Benin, Part 1 of 3

The goals of WEMA HOME are helping children and adolescents to access education and work, improving the working and living conditions of girls and women, curbing rural exodus and child trafficking, and promoting environmental protection and nature conservation. “We encourage people to support themselves.” WEMA HOME believes there is no future without education. Marianne built Gobada’s first elementary school in 2002. Aside from basic education, vocational training is also provided in a wide range of fields. The charity built a training center for girls so they may learn practical skills and eventually independently support themselves. WEMA HOME believes that with a little help in the right place, you can change the lives of many people for the better. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Happily present the Shining World Compassion Award in God’s love to the WEMA HOME organization plus US$25,000 as a loving token of support toward this noble work. May Heaven continue to strengthen all involved to help the needy with all love.”
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2020-04-06   439 vizionări
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2020-04-06

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 1: The Legendary George Soros

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 1: The Legendary George Soros

In this series, “Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading The Way,”we will profile prominent refugees and immigrants who have enriched the nations to which they have arrived, and contributed to the greater good of our world. George Soros is among these outstanding individuals. Mr. Soros, who left his native Hungary in 1947, is considered the founding father of the hedge fund industry and one of the world’s most distinguished philanthropists and richest men. Mr. Soros was born to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, on August 12, 1930. Life in Hungary in the 1940s was very challenging, and in search of a better future, George Soros became an economic refugee, leaving his homeland for London, UK, in 1947. Initially, Mr. Soros’ career began with a bank in the UK, and in 1956, he got a work visa to join a brokerage house in New York City, USA. He created his first hedge fund, Double Eagle in 1969 (later renamed as Quantum Fund), and used the fortune earned from the first fund to create his second hedge fund, Soros Fund Management, in 1970. In 2017, the American publication Forbes magazine ranked Mr. Soros as the 29th richest person in the world, the wealthiest hedge-fund manager worldwide, and 19th among the 400 most affluent Americans. Before gifting the majority of it to his non-profit foundation, his net worth was estimated at US$25.2 billion. Mr. Soros has been an enthusiastic philanthropist for the past 40 years. In 2017, it was announced that Mr. Soros had transferred US$18 billion of his wealth to the Open Society Foundations. George Soros has expanded his philanthropy globally by supporting a large number of new efforts to build more responsible, transparent, and democratic nations. Today, the Open Society Foundations has funded individuals and groups in more than 120 countries around the world. The non-profit’s average annual expenditure is about US$600 million. Mr. Soros has received numerous honors and awards throughout his career as a direct result of his work in the financial field and dedication to giving back to the global community. Mr. Soros has written many papers, articles, and books concerning finance, economics, and geopolitics. As one of the modern era’s most successful financiers, his views on investing and economic issues are widely followed. His story teaches us that even under the most difficult circumstances we should still be optimistic and have positive thoughts. A big salute to all difference-making migrants, and George Soros in particular, for showing us the enormous potential of those who settle in new lands.
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2020-07-06   417 vizionări
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2020-07-06

A Prayer for Compassion: An Interview with Filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson (vegan), Part 2 of 4

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A Prayer for Compassion: An Interview with Filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson (vegan), Part 2 of 4

Today, Mr. Jackson continues sharing his thoughts on how each individual’s own peace can create harmony on Earth, and how this can be achieved through the vegan diet. “Everybody’s vegan at heart; everybody’s true nature is compassion. I believe that most of the unnecessary suffering on this planet is caused by that out-of-alignment. As I was making this film, I’m meeting so many people that have healed their lives by changing their diet, that have healed their illnesses, their depressions. Within the first month, they start feeling physically better, and some people lose medicines and stuff along the way. But within a year, their heart softens, they become more connected.” “So, I think, the first thing you can do for the environment, to align yourself to your true compassionate nature, is to make sure you take the violence out of your diet. I believe the change is coming whether everybody consciously goes vegan or not, because the experience I’ve had with people, their heart softening from taking violence out of their diet, is about to happen on a wide scale. One thing you can do is be vegan. The other thing you can do, if you’re already vegan, is really work hard to find compassion over judgment. The other thing you can do as an activist, whatever you’re advocating for, is not judge people, have compassion, but know your information. Watch the documentaries, read the books, know what it is.” “One thing is I want the film to affect parents. When my daughter was born, I felt like my heart exploded. I felt, I didn’t know you could love like that. I didn’t know you could care like that. I didn’t know, you would feel like you would give your anything to take care of this child. So I really implore parents to really mirror these compassionate choices for their children. It’s so important that we teach our children to be compassionate. And because they naturally are. I’ve met so many people that went vegan for their children. There’s so many amazing vegan activists out there that are children. And I love them all.”
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2020-07-18   414 vizionări
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2020-07-18

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 copes with bushfires in the Australian state of New South Wales and the largest volunteer-based firefighting agency in the world. Starting from a small fire brigade in the town of Berrigan in 1896, currently, NSW RFS has over 72,000 volunteer firefighters and supporters, and 900-plus paid staff. In addition to bush and grass fire fighting missions, the organization also provides bushfire information, district-level bushfire risk management and comprehensive volunteer training. The 2019-20 Australian bushfire season, known as the “Black Summer,” is unprecedented in many ways. Record high temperatures, severe drought and strong winds all contributed to the fire weather. It was the worst bushfire season to date for the state. During this period, thousands of NSW RFS volunteers rolled up their sleeves and engaged in firefighting work without hesitation, putting their lives at risk to protect their communities. Many of them sacrificed holidays or took leave from their jobs or closed their businesses to extinguish fires without pay. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gratefully present the New South Wales Rural Fire Service with the Shining World Hero Award, with a humble loving gift of US$10,000 towards furthering the vital work of your life-protecting agency. Lots of love and praises to all the volunteers and prayers for your safety, in God’s mercy.”
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2020-08-17   405 vizionări
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2020-08-17

SOS Mediterranean: Guardian Angel of the Sea

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SOS Mediterranean: Guardian Angel of the Sea

On today’s program “SOS Mediterranean: Guardian Angel of the Sea,” it is our honor to interview Fabienne Lassalle, the Deputy Executive Director of SOS Mediterranean-France, about her organization’s praiseworthy work on behalf of those seeking a better and safer life in new lands. SOS Mediterranean is a humanitarian maritime association established by a group of European citizens from various professional backgrounds, including seafaring, relief assistance, and healthcare. It provides aid to people in distress in international waters, particularly to refugees fleeing to Europe via the central Mediterranean Sea. The life-saving mission in international waters is not an easy task. It counts on the joint efforts of dedicated experts from different professional backgrounds and non-governmental organizations. SOS Mediterranean has four national associations located in Germany, Italy, France, and Switzerland, respectively. It also partners with humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders that has benevolently funded the rescue ship’s monthly costs and supplied medical equipment onboard since 2016. Between February 2016 and October 2018, SOS Mediterranean operated the Aquarius and assisted 29,523 people. And since August 2019, when the Ocean Viking took over, more than 1,200 people have been saved from drowning. Why do people risk their lives to relocate somewhere thousands of kilometers away from their homes? Fabienne Lassalle provides her observations. “While crossing in such surreal and dangerous conditions in this sea, it’s not even hope anymore, that they are in such difficult conditions. They have no other choice. It’s no longer even a desire to join Europe, it’s just a desire to flee. So, this we can mobilize to do. I hope to find solutions to change things and give these people another future.” We profoundly thank you, SOS Mediterranean, for your selfless humanitarian actions on behalf of people in distress at sea. May Heaven’s love shine on you and on all partners as well as the migrants and displaced persons you assist. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Thankfully present SOS Mediterranean with the Shining World Compassion Award, plus a US$20,000 loving contribution to humbly support its benevolent, lives-saving work, with much love, gratitude and respect. May all involved be immensely blessed, in God’s grace and mercy.”
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2020-08-10   371 vizionări
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2020-08-10

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 public park. He noted Her enormous contributions to philanthropic and humanitarian causes around our world and referred to Her as “an angel of mercy for humanity.” Throughout the years, Supreme Master Ching Hai has generously provided financial assistance across the globe. Master said that each time She makes a contribution, She wishes that She could give more. She always humbly attributes all Her charitable deeds to God. Master mostly performs charitable acts anonymously, while providing assistance to the most neglected and vulnerable. Master’s selfless care, unconditional sacrifice, and steadfast nobility are true examples of the all-encompassing love of God. Her constant connection with the Higher Realms is also apparent in Her abundant creative talents and deep appreciation of artists. Master has often emphasized the important role that artists play, by declaring the International Artist Day, in order to honor the inspired beings who bring so much beauty and love to our world. To benefit more sentient beings, Supreme Master Ching Hai created Supreme Master Television, in order to broadcast constructive programming, and inspire the world to embrace Her Vision of a peaceful planet. As many viewers have expressed, Supreme Master Television is a gift from God, bringing about wondrous and miraculous changes to the world. The ever-compassionate and merciful Supreme Master Ching Hai cares and protects all beings with Her indiscriminate and selfless love. It is Her longtime wish and sincere hope that the whole world will soon embrace veganism and obtain peace. Supreme Master Ching Hai’s deep, unconditional love is felt by all sentient beings. It is Her unconditional love that made Her descend to Earth in order to help this world; it is Her unconditional love that causes Her to return life after life, in order to liberate countless souls. In the benevolent spirit of Supreme Master Ching Hai Day, let us return to our original compassionate nature and live in harmony with all beings, humans and non-human alike, just as God intended. Most Beloved Master, we send to You our eternal gratitude for all Your all-embracing love and sacrifice. May You continue to shine in Your ever-youthful beauty with safety, good health, and contentment, as together we usher in a brilliant vegan era on Earth. Happy Supreme Master Ching Hai Day!
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2020-10-24   369 vizionări
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2020-10-24

Prison Animal Programs: Transforming Lives through Love

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Prison Animal Programs: Transforming Lives through Love

Some correctional facilities offer animal-assisted therapy as a form of treatment to selected inmates who demonstrate good behavior. Today, we find out about the benefits of these programs, how they work, and why they have been proven effective. In Australia, the Queensland Corrective Services runs the minimum-security Palen Creek Correctional Centre. The Centre works with a program that finds homes for greyhounds. Liam the greyhound was fostered by an inmate so he would become accustomed to life as an animal companion. Let’s now hear from Liam’s foster father at the Centre regarding his experiences as a program participant. “He’s also never judgmental; he’s happy no matter what your mood is and what you’re doing. So he’s happy to cruise around and smile and be with you. I think also having an animal involved in this program helps with the communication between officers and inmates.” Animals love us for who we are. Some animals even can touch individuals who do not show emotion, including the inmates sometimes referred to as the “tough guys” in incarceration facilities. Dogs and cats can help to teach prisoners about care and gentleness. Correctional facility-based animal programs save the lives of animals and aid inmates in growing in humanity and expanding their personal development.
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2020-02-03   360 vizionări
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2020-02-03

The Gubbio Project – Giving Respite to San Francisco’s Unsheltered

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The Gubbio Project – Giving Respite to San Francisco’s Unsheltered

The Tenderloin neighborhood is one of the most economically challenged districts in San Francisco, California, USA, where many people are struggling to get by. In 2004, community activist Shelly Roder and the Reverend Father Louis Vitale created a program called “The Gubbio Project,” now a non-profit organization. Through this initiative, the St. Boniface Catholic Church in the Tenderloin and St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco’s Mission District provide daily temporary shelter to the homeless along with comforting items like blankets and services such as massages and foot care. The churches allow the homeless to have what Father Vitale calls “sacred sleep” inside church walls. The homeless are also invited to attend Mass and pray for guidance from Jesus Christ. This special arrangement provides a message of friendship - everyone is part of the community and deserves respect and kind treatment. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gratefully present the Shining World Compassion Award to each the Reverend Father Louis Vitale and The Gubbio Project plus US$20,000 to The Gubbio project as a token of love to further its heartfelt assistance to San Francisco’s homeless.”
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2020-05-11   357 vizionări
Oameni buni, fapte bune
2020-05-11

A Prayer for Compassion: An Interview with Filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson (vegan), Part 4 of 4

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A Prayer for Compassion: An Interview with Filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson (vegan), Part 4 of 4

This fascinating film traces Mr. Jackson’s visits with various religious and spiritual leaders about the most important principles they all have in common. The result was that he discovered all traditions are in alignment with the vegan lifestyle. He shared with us about his own unique spiritual journey of inner awakening. “Oh, I’ll tell you how Jesus freed me too. He freed me by, when He talked about the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. That gave me permission to realize words are going to be misinterpreted, that we really need to go with what’s the moment. And I didn’t have words for that either at the time, but through meditation, I’ve come to understand what He was trying to teach, which was, ‘Don’t go blindly.’ Because people will try to control you. And He really taught a lot about ‘Fear not, fear not, fear not.’ Jesus understood that when you’re in fear, you’re out of love; when you’re in fear, you can be controlled; when you’re in fear, you make bad choices, and you do things you wouldn’t normally do if you were in alignment with your compassionate true nature. And meditation is one of the best ways to do that, the best way is to learn to be present. No matter what’s coming at you, just be here. And being a dad teaches you a lot about that too. That changed my life as well. Children are just so present and honest. I’d say that she (my daughter) has been my most big spiritual lesson.” “My main message is, the challenge I’m presenting is not just for non-vegans. It’s for vegans; it’s for anybody. I think all of us need to embrace taking care of ourselves, having self-compassion, having self-love. Because honestly, the way I’m able to sit and send love to somebody who’s disagreeing with me and really feel it, is because I’ve learned to love myself, learned to accept myself, to be vulnerable. You have to learn these things. Meditation helps us discern. That’s why when you hear a verse, that may… ‘Oh!’ Go and take it within, meditate on it. I want everybody to meditate, and ask, ‘What can I do to make a better world?’ And then when you get the answer, move in that direction. Don’t wait for all the stuff to come to you. I just knew I had to move, and then the universe will meet you and give you the things you need. Please be courageous. Please realize this: If you are living a vegan lifestyle, you are a hero, not only to me, but to all of creation. And that’s brave, and courageous. And so honor yourself, know that you’re brave and courageous. Know that you don’t have to solve it all. You don’t have to fix it all in a day. The universe works through all of us.”
Oameni buni, fapte bune
2020-07-25   346 vizionări
Oameni buni, fapte bune
2020-07-25
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