Lives Forever Linked Through Kidney Transplant Chain 124. An inspiring example of sharing a vital resource intelligently using information technology and persistent commitment: a 60-person chain of kidney donors and recipients coordinated by the U.S. non-profit National Kidney Register.
For Some With Autism, Jobs to Match Their Talents. Steen B. Iversen tests mobile phones for the Danish telecommunications firm TDC. Before landing his job two and a half years ago, Iversen, 50, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, spent more than 12 years looking for work.
Iversen works for a remarkable Danish company, Specialisterne (“The Specialists”), that is improving the futures of many families by opening up job opportunities for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism who have historically found themselves excluded from employment, largely because they don’t fit in with workplace norms.
Different types of heroism. In the light of the recent disaster in Japan, a reflection on how the short term heroic actions of individuals can be compared with the long term efforts of groups to improve society.
Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields". In the days following the brutal attack on Saints Church in Alexandria, which left 21 dead on New Year’ eve, solidarity between Muslims and Copts saw an unprecedented peak. Millions of Egyptians changed their Facebook profile pictures to the image of a cross within a crescent – the symbol of an “Egypt for All”. Around the city, banners went up calling for unity, and depicting mosques and churches, crosses and crescents, together as one.
And on the 7th of January, Coptic Christmas eve, thousands of Muslims showed up at Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside.