miércoles, 20 de abril de 2016

MercatorNet: Working for free [NEW SECTION OF "HUMANISMS"] once in a while

MercatorNet: Working for free

Working for free

The Year of Mercy finds a surgeon and a retired official giving a hand.
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 20 2016 | comment 

Doing good without expecting anything in return. This is what the Father did with us and we must do the same. Do good and carry on! (Pope Francis, Audience, 15 September 2014).
Following up on Pope Francis’ announcement of the Year of Mercy, some people are actually doing something about it.
In the video above – the first of a series called Just Start: Ways to Help People – a Brazilian plastic surgeon works for free to enable a severely burned young girl to resume normal life. He says the physician is a “point of contact with love” for a suffering person.
And a former municipal employee in Germany helps young immigrant men to get their paperwork in order and land good jobs.
Both are among a variety of people around the world inspired by the recently-beatified Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, who encouraged many such initiatives.
Just two examples of what is surely a lot of hidden “works of mercy” happening every day
- See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/above/view/working-for-free/17940#sthash.ctURGyBL.dpuf


Last week we invited readers to nominate their favourite books about heroes and heroines of conscience, using a Google form that makes it simple to do. From the responses we have chosen ten, which we have published today. Thanks to those who contributed. If your choice didn't make the cut it will have given us ideas for future lists. Send us your ideas anyway.
Sheila Liaugminas is dismayed at the mere lip-service being paid to the issue of genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. It seems that even in the refugee camps they are discriminated against, so many remain outside them, exisitng in great insecurity.
By contrast there are many individuals working generously to help their needy neighbours, as Pope Francis is urging us to do, and as you can see in the inspiring video, Work for free.

Carolyn Moynihan
Deputy Editor,

Heroes and heroines of conscience: the list

Carolyn Moynihan | FEATURES | 20 April 2016
Top ten readers picks of best books and characters.

Working for free

Carolyn Moynihan | ABOVE | 20 April 2016
The Year of Mercy finds a surgeon and a retired official giving a hand.

US Secretary of State Kerry declared genocide

Sheila Liaugminas | SHEILA REPORTS | 20 April 2016
And that was that.

Bulgaria: off the edge of the precipice

Marcus Roberts | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY | 20 April 2016
An update from South-Eastern Europe

Why pioneers are disillusioned with the ‘mindfulness’ scene

Denyse O'Leary | ABOVE | 20 April 2016
Even as schools embrace it.

Losing a parent to death or divorce - which is worse?

Nicole M. King | FAMILY EDGE | 20 April 2016
Research shows that “Parental separation was significantly associated with almost all disorders.”

MERCATORNET | New Media Foundation
Suite 12A, Level 2, 5 George Street, North Strathfied NSW 2137, Australia

Designed by elleston
New Media Foundation | Suite 12A, Level 2, 5 George St | North Strathfield NSW 2137 | AUSTRALIA | +61 2 8005 8605 

No hay comentarios: