Entries by soulfire

Aristides de Sousa Mendes

As the Portuguese consul-general in the French city of Bordeaux, he defied the orders of portuguese dictator António de Oliveira Salazar, issuing visas and passports to an undetermined number of refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, including Jews. For this, Sousa Mendes was punished by the Salazar regime.

Syrian refugees rescue women from sexual assault

A group of Syrian men rescued Caitlin Duncan from New Year’s Eve sexual assault in Cologne. They formed a protective cordon around Duncan, a young American women, to help her through the crowd, offered to phone her boyfriend and searched for him with her when she could not remember his number. Among the group was […]

Jews giving food to Muslims for Iftar in Morocco

“A group of Jewish teens and a rabbi joined forces on Sunday in a number of Moroccan cities to supply 1,500 underprivileged Muslim families with food staples for the daily meal that marks the end of each daily fast during Ramadan. The food packages were a three-way partnership organized by the International Fellowship of Christians […]

Young Romas volunteer in France

Young Romas volunteer in France to feed the hungry and help the poor. For six month the program « Melting potes » pairs young Romas with french to contribute to communities in difficulties together and through that also promoting integration and learning of french.

Michigan Muslims deliver 110,000 bottles of water to Flint residents

Several Muslim-American non-profit and relief organizations joined forces to deliver 110,000 bottles of water to Flint residents last week. Volunteers distributed water as well as helped at a local food bank. “As Muslims it is our religious and civic responsibility to help our neighbors,” Amina Iqbal, director of operations of the non-profit social justice organization […]