Altruism

We Should Extend Kindness to Our Animal Friends

Twyla Francois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Twyla Francois

Today, November 13, is World Kindness Day. Kindness toward species outside our own constitutes the highest form of altruism. Dr. Melanie Joy, a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, introduces the concept of "carnism": a belief system by which we love and treat some animals well, but not others.

A Model For Whom the Runway Just Isn't Enough

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Ethiopian-born model Gelila Bekele wants to help change that reality in her native country. While she sees modelling as a wonderful profession, she wants to use her powerful voice to advocate the right for clean drinking water for her fellow Ethiopians.

Shame on China? Shame on Us

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Police are rounding up the bystanders who launched a nation-wide soul search in China. The authorities are using surveillance video that showed 18 p...