To save one life is to save all humanity



These are the White Helmets, civilian volunteers who enter bomb sites and collapsed homes in Syria to rescue the wounded. That they didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize saddened me, as it showed how manipulated the prize can be (no shock here, given the effective rigging of the literature awards in the 1920s) – but there is this campaign to donate the same amount they would have received under the prize.

Let me say again, these people are volunteers. No conscription or intervening NGO leads, directs or forces them to act. Their choices straddle the boundary of All Souls and All Saints feasts today.

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