Good News Day 33: What This Man Does For Cats In Syria Is A Little Glimpse Of Kindness


via Reuters / Daily Mail

In Syria, under the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad, the war that broke out has caused the majority of those living there to flee, leaving their pets alone and abandoned.

Many stray cats roam the streets of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city and are left with nothing to eat. One man, however, has changed that.

Read more here: http://diply.com/shoko/article/kind-syria-cat-helper

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Good News Day 31: This Humanitarian in Nigeria Has Us Under Her Spell


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Credit: Awomkenneth

While witch hunting is a shameful part of American history, in Nigeria, it is a deeply engraved part of their culture that concentrates primarily on children. Even though it is illegal to persecute “witches,” the practice is still widespread and other countries see it as a human rights violation. Humanitarian Anja Ringgren Loven is in the midst of the persecution, attempting to save and provide protection to children accused of witchcraft.

Read more here: http://the-daily.buzz/humanitarian-nigeria-under-spell/2/

Good News Day 16: Harvard Launches Free Online Class To Promote Religious Literacy


Sales of the Quran skyrocketed in the United States following 9/11. Perhaps it was a search for answers, or a desire to parse out certain stereotypes, that made some people turn to the Muslim holy text.

But the increased circulation of the Quran due to the recent Paris attacks and rise of the Islamic State has not always helped people to better understand and respect the faith. If anything, fear and prejudice toward Islam has risen.

This is one example of the “widespread illiteracy about religion that spans the globe,” said Diane Moore, director of Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Project to The Huffington Post.

To combat this illiteracy, Moore and five other religion professors from Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School and Wellesley College are kicking off a free, online series on world religions open to the masses. The courses are being offered via an online learning platform called edX, which Harvard University launched with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 …

Read More Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harvard-world-religions-online-class_us_56c76b55e4b041136f16dd0a

Good News Day 13: Two Million Used Pill Bottles From the U.S. Are Saving Lives in Africa


Recycling those little, plastic pill bottles that Westerners take for granted is behind a genius plan for helping out millions of people in Africa.

In Malawi, a shortage of bottles means people need to carry loose pills home in their hands or wrapped in paper. Once they arrive home in mud-and-thatch huts, they have to find a way to store them so they stay clean and dry.

Source: Two Million Used Pill Bottles From the U.S. Are Saving Lives in Africa

Good News Day 10: 8 Photos That Inspired Action


We’re one-quarter of the way through 40 Days of Good News! It’s not hard to find heartwarming posts, pictures, short news clips, but I do find it a little bit of a challenge to find something with a little more content, a little more “meat on its bones” that inspires and gives hope.I hope you’re finding hope and inspiration in these posts as much as I am!

Here is another one that shows the positive power of art. ~Tricia


National Geographic Photo Blog

Source: 8 Photos That Inspired Action