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Good Samaritan

Jesus' Answer To President Trump's Immigration Ban

Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier | Posted 02.02.2017 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier

A great many people, religious and otherwise, affirm the fundamental goodness of helping people in need. But how far does this obligation to show comp...

Jesus's Most Radical Parable - Updated for the 21st Century

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Christian Chiakulas

I've got parables on my mind. Jesus of Nazareth is known as one of the historical masters of the genre, which is odd considering his parables come to us in watered-down written forms compiled and retold decades after his death.

Texas Mothers Jailed 5 Days in Louisiana Over 2 Hot Dogs

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The two women expected their case to go to trial. They planned to show the court their receipt for the soup and explain to the judge that Ms. Ellis is a vegan and never eats meat of any kind, much less a hot dog. But when their case came up, they were told there was not going to be a trial.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan Tax Lawyer

Jim Burklo | Posted 03.18.2017 | Religion
Jim Burklo

A lawyer whose specialty was tax avoidance for rich clients and corporations stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit et...

Police: Driver Stranded In Blizzard Shot And Killed Man Who Tried To Help Him

The Charlotte Observer | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.23.2016 | Crime

A Claremont man was in the Catawba County Jail on Saturday charged with murder after he allegedly fatally shot a good Samaritan who was trying to help...

Building Barriers to Surmount Walls

Melanie Goldberg | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Melanie Goldberg

There was a man mumbling to himself, pacing on the subway. The crowd was different at this hour, as I rushed from my 8:30 AM class, to my 10:30 AM clinic. I only had three stops on the 5 train, as it whooshed from the Union Square to the Brooklyn Bridge -- City Hall stops.

People Who Go for Trump's 'Hate Your Neighbor' Posture

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

If a person has a hostile relationship with a neighbor, we don't know if the problem is with one of them, or the other, or some of both. But if someone has a hostile relationship with all his or her neighbors, would you not agree there must be something amiss with that person?

Why Caring for Syrian Refugees Isn't Optional for Christians

Derek Penwell | Posted 11.30.2016 | Religion
Derek Penwell

No matter your religious credentials, the test of your faith is not your doctrinal purity, but how you treat others -- especially those who are most vulnerable.

WATCH: What Makes a Good Samaritan?

HooplaHa | Posted 09.09.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

This wonderful world is full of all different types of (good) people. Those who use their time to make the world a better place are on the top of the list. A good Samaritan is defined as a charitable or helpful person. Would you consider yourself one?

How Do We Do the Just-Right Thing?

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 09.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

Doing the right thing is relative, I realize. Yet, I am curious if there is a basic foundation of character within us that leads us to make more 'right' rather than 'wrong' choices?

A Brand New Day

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw | Posted 06.25.2016 | Impact
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

On Tuesday evening, my friend Grace and I stood in a restaurant parking lot looking at my smashed in driver's seat window. Fragments of glass hung from the corner of the window and shards covered my entire front seat.

Charity Is Not a Substitute for Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In many corners we hear the same old exhortation that the way to fix poverty and anything else that ails Americans is for us to become a nation of Good Samaritans. But has giving a beggar a coin ever been as effective as creating an economy that provides him or her a good education and a job?

A Greater Good: How One Landlord Helps Low-Income Renters

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Rebekah Bastian

I wanted to hear stories about people who had turned their lives around after being given a chance at housing. As it turned out, Charles' own story was the most inspiring of all.

To The Strangers Who Performed CPR On My Partner

Rebecca Bratspies | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Bratspies

On March 31, 2014, two young men suddenly appeared in a dark alley in Pittsburgh. Their subsequent encounter with my partner, Allen, changed our lives forever. It turns out Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to have a massive heart attack. But for these two strangers, Allen would undoubtedly have died that night.

Tom Hanks Proves Once Again He's The Nicest Guy Ever

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty

There are few things better than Girl Scout cookies. And it seems even A-list celebrities are addicted to Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs. The proof?...

Sikh Man Helps Reunite Christian Pastor With Stolen Bible

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

A Christian pastor would have been heartbroken as he started this new year if it wasn’t for the help of a stranger from a different religion. Pas...

Giving Back -- On My Way Home

One For The Table | Posted 02.26.2015 | New York
One For The Table

Once we got to the closest station, the kind woman helped me get her off the bus and said she knew where to take her and that she would get her home. I thanked her and they headed off in the night as Olivera yelled back to me "I'll see you next week."

Neighbors Helping Neighbors?

Jim Gibson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
Jim Gibson

Well, here is a tale of the exact opposite. Although it is not clear that this was setup to be in place right before the Christmas Holiday, that is how the timing seemed to work out.

Texas Excited About Drug Policy Reform

Joy Strickland | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Joy Strickland

It's been a long time coming, but finally some of the national interest and enthusiasm for drug policy reform is beginning to trickle down to Texas.

Man Used His Olive Garden All-You-Can Eat Pass To Feed People In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact

We really hope this kind of carb loading becomes a fad. Back in September, Matt Tribe purchased Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass, which –...

This Millionaire Wakes Up At 5 A.M. To Pick Up Trash Around Town

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

Wealth and selflessness don't have to be mutually exclusive -- just ask Yo. The millionaire investor from South Korea who lives in Bahrain wakes up...

Quick-Thinking Teen Saves Elderly Woman From Oncoming Train In The Nick Of Time

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News

An incredible act of bravery from this Illinois teen saved the life of an elderly woman. Frankfort Community High School student Colton Essary was ...

FOX 13 NEWS Video

The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Homeless Elderly Couple Sleeping In Car Gets Help From 'Angels'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Woman Is Reunited With Lost Wedding Rings Thanks To A Real Life Hero

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings

When Erin Carrozzo lost her diamond wedding rings in the sands of Fire Island, New York, she assumed she would never see them again. The mother of...