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Australian ‘angel’ saves lives at suicide spot

31 May

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

Australian ‘angel’ saves lives at suicide spot
Associated Press Writer
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updated 12:07 p.m. ET June 13, 2010
Tags: Heroes, Don Ritchie, hope, suicide prevention, Sydney, Australia, Associated Press, Kristen Gelineu

SYDNEY – In those bleak moments when the lost souls stood atop the cliff, wondering whether to jump, the sound of the wind and the waves was broken by a soft voice. “Why don’t you come and have a cup of tea?” the stranger would ask. And when they turned to him, his smile was often their salvation.
For almost 50 years, Don Ritchie has lived across the street from Australia’s most notorious suicide spot, a rocky cliff at the entrance to Sydney Harbour called The Gap. And in that time, the man widely regarded as a guardian angel has shepherded countless people away from the edge.
What some consider grim, Ritchie considers a…

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“I Dream With a Passion of Turning Hatred Into Love”

28 May


peeping Tom, er sorry dawn

“I Dream With a Passion of Turning Hatred Into Love”



“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred

– Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India



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“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”


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The Good Samaritan Law in India

23 May

The Opining Indian

Good Samaritan Law provides legal assistance to those people who help save road accident victims by reporting the accident to the police or by helping the victim reach to the hospital. Often it is seen that the helper is wrongly accused and harassed by the police personnel as the perpetrator of crime. It is in these situations that police authorities are required to follow certain guidelines and regulations while dealing with a good Samaritan or witness of the accident.
According to the Law Commission of India, 50 per cent of road accident deaths could be saved if immediate assistance is provided. As per a study conducted by the SaveLIFE foundation (which filed a PIL for the enactment of Good Samaritan Law in India), 3 out of 4 people hesitate to help a road accident victim and 88 per cent out of these cite unwarranted police harassment and questioning.
The Supreme Court in March…

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New Zealand Red Cross in Sudan

20 May



The young Kiwi Nurse


“Ordinary” people making an extra-ordinary  difference, shining a light in a sometimes very dark world

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The world cannot continue down the same road it is at present

19 May

Was Dietrich Bonhoeffer a Pacifist or a Conspirator?

19 May

Bonhoeffer in China

18 May


An interview

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‘Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.Not to speak is to speak.Not to act is to act.’

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Shining a light in the darkness


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