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Shining World Awards

Supreme Master Ching Hai has lovingly created a series of awards to recognize some of the most exemplary, generous, caring, and courageous people who walk amongst us and go beyond the call of duty to help others unconditionally. The awards include:*Shining World Leadership Award *Shining World Compassion Award *Shining World Hero and Heroine Awards *Shining World Honesty Award *Shining Environmental Protection Leadership Award *Shining World Intelligence Award *Shining World Inventor Award…and more!

Shining World Leadership Award for Justice Recipient: Honorable Judge Elena Liberatori, Part 2 of 2

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Shining World Leadership Award for Justice Recipient: Honorable Judge Elena Liberatori, Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of our two-part series, we learned about the Honorable Judge Elena Liberatori from Argentina, whose noble and tireless efforts culminated with a legal ruling that orangutans be considered as “non-human” persons. Today, we continue with her story of compassion and love towards Sandra, the first orangutan with a right to be respected as a “non-human” sentient being. Judge Liberatori
Shining World Awards
2021-09-15   116 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-09-15

Shining World Leadership Award for Justice Recipient: Honorable Judge Elena Liberatori, Part 1 of 2

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Shining World Leadership Award for Justice Recipient: Honorable Judge Elena Liberatori, Part 1 of 2

Argentina with its wide open fields, large mountain ranges and gracious glaciers has truly reformed the judicial system by creating recognised laws for non-humans since 2015. This landmark ruling is achieved thanks to a compassionate, dedicated lawyer Elena Liberatori, who since the age of 14 wanted to become a lawyer so that she may protect the innocent and pure citizens of this planet, our lovin
Shining World Awards
2021-09-08   207 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-09-08

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Dr. Munjed Al Muderis –Orthopedics Revolutionary and Human Rights Activist

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Dr. Munjed Al Muderis –Orthopedics Revolutionary and Human Rights Activist

Born to a prominent family in Baghdad, Iraq, Dr. Munjed Al Muderis first dreamed of becoming a surgeon after watching 'The Terminator' as a boy. Having seen many victims of conflict with missing limbs, Dr. Al Muderis’ dream of someday helping such people was finally realized after 10 years of resettlement, when in 2010, he began his career as an orthopedic surgeon. Today, Dr. Al Muderis is
Shining World Awards
2021-09-01   231 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-09-01

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Project Postcard

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Project Postcard

In today’s program, we travel to Singapore to meet a group of 15 compassionate alumni from the School of the Art, who started Project Postcard to raise funds for the migrant workers of the country. The funds have been donated to provide support to the workers in many ways, including with daily necessities, emergency medical aid, psychological support, and legal costs.As an expression of sol
Shining World Awards
2021-08-25   344 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-08-25

Compassionate and Caring Acts that Make a Positive Difference: The Shining World Award Recipients, Part 2 of 2

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Compassionate and Caring Acts that Make a Positive Difference: The Shining World Award Recipients, Part 2 of 2

We are going to journey to Sheffield, United Kingdom to meet nine-year-old Tobias Weller, who has cerebral palsy and autism but raised money for charity by walking up and down his street for weeks. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Lovingly present Tobias Weller the Shining World Compassion Award, and US$10,000 in loving support of your caring cause, with a big hug, much love and gratitude for your gener
Shining World Awards
2021-08-18   360 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-08-18

Compassionate and Caring Acts that Make a Positive Difference: The Shining World Award Recipients, Part 1 of 2

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Compassionate and Caring Acts that Make a Positive Difference: The Shining World Award Recipients, Part 1 of 2

Several doctors from Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, a nonprofit organization, have joined together with the global No Meat May campaign to urge the public to be vegan to help the world avoid future pandemics. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gratefully present Plant-Based Health Professionals UK the Shining World Compassion Award, with much love, high esteem and gratitude, also thanks to the No Me
Shining World Awards
2021-08-11   283 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-08-11

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Jeremy Hess (vegan) – Nurturing Kindness to Animals in the Community

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Jeremy Hess (vegan) – Nurturing Kindness to Animals in the Community

Shining World Compassion Award recipient Jeremy Hess is a dear friend of nonhuman animals and a bright, intelligent animal rights communicator. He founded the illuminating website Vegan Interactions to support and mentor new and existing vegans, as well as to address human issues from the perspective of the animals. A highlight of Jeremy’s work is his volunteer video streaming at FRIEND Far
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2021-08-04   342 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-08-04

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Free the Bears – Courage to End Animal Cruelty

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Free the Bears – Courage to End Animal Cruelty

Dr. Mary Hutton from Perth, Australia, founder of Free the Bears, has dedicated the past 25 years of her life to rescuing and combating cruelty to bears. Striving to stop their suffering “for as long as there are bears in need,” Free the Bears, established in 1995, has helped rescue and provide ongoing care to hundreds of bears at their sanctuaries in Laos, Cambodia and Âu Lạc (Vietnam). Fr
Shining World Awards
2021-07-28   456 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-07-28

Shining World Compassion Award: Renata Singer (vegan) – Helping the Disadvantaged

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Shining World Compassion Award: Renata Singer (vegan) – Helping the Disadvantaged

Join us today as we honor the life of educator, writer, and community activist, Renata Singer. Renata is an author, having written both fiction and non-fiction books, she has also co-founded charities that promote women's financial independence, she chairs the boards of multiple organizations, and leads Kadimah Jewish Cultural Center and National Library. A more recent project by Renata is
Shining World Awards
2021-07-21   295 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-07-21

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Owen Colley – Pure-hearted Endeavor for Animals

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Owen Colley – Pure-hearted Endeavor for Animals

In today’s program, we travel to Hingham, a small, suburban coastal town located on Boston Harbor in the South Shore of the state of Massachusetts, United States. Hingham, also called the “Bucket Town,” is most commonly known for its colonial history and having the oldest church in America. Six-year-old Owen Colley is from Hingham, but the lovely kindergartner had a special connection to Au
Shining World Awards
2021-07-14   384 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-07-14

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: ItsRainingRaincoats Brings Sunshine to Migrant Community

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: ItsRainingRaincoats Brings Sunshine to Migrant Community

Dipa Swaminathan is a magnanimous woman who was born and raised in Bangalore, India, where, as a young person, she felt a deep sense to work with the community by visiting the slums and teaching English, along with volunteering at animal shelters. In 1995, Mrs. Swaminathan moved to Singapore to practice law with a desire to care for those who required support and assistance. In 2013 Mrs. Swaminath
Shining World Awards
2021-06-30   900 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-06-30

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Animal Rescue Cooperative Craft Guild

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Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Animal Rescue Cooperative Craft Guild

In the midst of the devastating 2019 Australian bush fires, over 30 humans and an estimated one billion wildlife perished; many who survived suffered injuries and grieved the loss of their loved ones and their homes. It is during such sorrowful calamities that the generosity, warm-heartedness and compassion of people shine brightly through their caring acts for the most vulnerable. One dedicated o
Shining World Awards
2021-06-23   414 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-06-23

Shining World Award Recipients: Vigilante Angels of the Penguins on Middle Island, Part 2 of 2

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Shining World Award Recipients: Vigilante Angels of the Penguins on Middle Island, Part 2 of 2

Today, in Part 2 of the series, we will learn about their two special super canine guardians, Tula and Eudy, who are recipients of the Shining World Hero Awards. Tula is an eleven-year-old Maremma who retired last year after safeguarding penguins for 8 years. Her sister, Eudy, has shared the job with her and will also retire this year. In part 2, Dr. Patricia Corbett, Coordinator of the Pro
Shining World Awards
2021-06-16   981 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-06-16

Shining World Award Recipients: Vigilante Angels of the Penguins on Middle Island, Part 1 of 2

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Shining World Award Recipients: Vigilante Angels of the Penguins on Middle Island, Part 1 of 2

In our 2-part series, we are delighted to tell you the story of the Middle Island Maremma Project and their two guardian dogs, Tula and Eudy. Today, we will learn about the Project, and the teams’ loving endeavors of conserving the penguin population in the famous Island tourist attraction. We are lucky to have Dr. Anne Wallis, Chairperson, and Professor Rob Wallis, Finance Officer, share some inf
Shining World Awards
2021-06-09   503 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-06-09

Shining World Hero and Compassion Award Recipient: Philip Wollen (vegan) – A Champion of Noble Causes

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Shining World Hero and Compassion Award Recipient: Philip Wollen (vegan) – A Champion of Noble Causes

Mr. Philip Wollen, award-winning philanthropist, animal rights activist and founder of Winsome Constance Kindness Trust, is described by his admirers as a legend, a hero, a visionary, an angel, and a saint. As a former Vice President of Citibank, Mr. Wollen was used to living a life of comfort with financial success, status and power. He was listed as one of Australia’s top 40 “The Brightes
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2021-06-02   860 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-06-02

Shining World Hero Award Recipient: Odin – The Great Guardian Pyrenees

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Shining World Hero Award Recipient: Odin – The Great Guardian Pyrenees

Odin was adopted by Roland when he was a puppy. Odin and the other family dogs, including his sister Tessa, are the guardians of eight goats, protecting them from wild animals on their home premises. In October 2017, a wildfire broke out in Sonoma and neighboring Counties of Northern California, United States of America, including in the major city of Santa Rosa. Named Tubbs Fire, this wild
Shining World Awards
2021-05-19   699 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-05-19

Shining World Education Award Recipient: Acharya Sonam Dorje Rinpoche (vegan)

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Shining World Education Award Recipient: Acharya Sonam Dorje Rinpoche (vegan)

Today we travel to Manaslu, a remote mountainous region of west-central Nepal, to visit the Shree Lho Basic School. Founded in 2010 by Reverend Acharya Sonam Dorje Rinpoche, the school has offered education and boarding free of charge to children of surrounding villages. Thanks to this loving and compassionate deed of the Reverend Rinpoche, the children are able to receive a proper education. “The
Shining World Awards
2021-05-12   994 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-05-12

Compassionate Acts of Courage that Move Hearts and Minds: The Shining World Award Recipients, Part 2 of 2

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Compassionate Acts of Courage that Move Hearts and Minds: The Shining World Award Recipients, Part 2 of 2

Despite having lost a kneecap as a teenager, causing her to experience constant pain when running, extraordinary Fiona is the holder of four Guinness World Records in endurance events, including being the fastest woman to complete a marathon on all 7 Continents. A compassionate vegan since the age of 6, Fiona has devoted her life to rescuing animals and promoting the ethical vegan diet. Supreme Ma
Shining World Awards
2021-05-05   684 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-05-05

Compassionate Acts of Courage that Move Hearts and Minds: The Shining World Award Recipients, Part 1 of 2

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Compassionate Acts of Courage that Move Hearts and Minds: The Shining World Award Recipients, Part 1 of 2

Let’s start the show with a look at the caring work of an India-based eco-conscious innovation company. Observing the morphology of flowers, Mr. Agarwal and research scientist Saumya Srivastava at Kanpur Flowercycling Private Limited have been creating plant-based incense and leather from upcycled flowers. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gladly present Kanpur Flower cycling Private Limited the Shining
Shining World Awards
2021-04-28   673 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-04-28

Shining World Vegan Journalist Award Recipient: Jane Velez-Mitchell (vegan) – Angel of Love in New Age Media

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Shining World Vegan Journalist Award Recipient: Jane Velez-Mitchell (vegan) – Angel of Love in New Age Media

A multi-award-winning television and social media journalist as well as a long-time vegan, Ms. Jane Velez-Mitchell has been at the forefront of many headline news stories for decades. She is a successful former anchor at Los Angeles-based KCAL-TV and KCBC-TV, and a renowned host of her own eponymously named show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, on the Headline News or CNN network. She is also the
Shining World Awards
2021-04-21   934 Views
Shining World Awards
2021-04-21
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