Author: Jesse Pyrch

12-Year-Old Boy And Refugee Swim From Robben Island

A Congolese refugee and a 12-year-old boy, inspired by Mandela’s legacy, teamed up to complete a five-mile swim from Robben Island in Cape Town to raise funds for charity. The Freedom Day Swim took place on 21 April and saw people from around the world swim from Robben Island to the mainland. The island is […]

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Surf Champions Lead Clean-up on Earth Day

Hawaiian big wave surfer, Kai Lenny, and freestyle kayaker, Dane Jackson, led a successful clean-up operation of their home waters in celebration of Earth Day. Saturday, 22 April, marks Earth Day, an event that has been on the calendar for nearly half-a-century. This year, it is focusing on environmental and climate literacy, and two athletes in […]

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Business: A Powerful Force for Interfaith Understanding

Business is at the crossroads of culture, commerce and creativity. This means businesses have the resources to make the world more peaceful as well as the incentive to do so. Here are three examples from the UN Global Compact. Coca-Cola Serves up Cross-border Understanding In 2013, the Coca-Cola Company initiated a project to promote understanding […]

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Brides For Good Change The Rules of Marriage

A wedding dress e-tailer wants to eradicate child marriage by 2030 with a proposal that’s hard to turn down. Founded by Chantal Khoueiry, Brides do Good is a pioneering social enterprise that offers brides-to-be the opportunity to purchase the world’s most beautiful pre-loved and sample designer wedding gowns from designers including: Alexander McQueen, Oscar De La […]

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