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When Jesus Comes, Everything Changes: An Advent Experience In Cairo

Lynne Hybels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lynne Hybels

In the Garbage Village I found my Advent story. "When Jesus comes to a place, it changes the whole society," said Father Samaan, priest of the St. Simon Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt. And so it does.

Another Green (Justice) Revolution

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

Waste pickers are the backbone of recycling in developing countries, but they're finding themselves left out in the cold as cities strive to become "world class" and hand waste collection over to private companies.

Gates Foundation Gives $1 Million Award to Cairo's Garbage Pickers

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melissa Biggs Bradley

Garbage Dreams follows teenagers whose methods of trash-gathering yield much better recycling rates than Western methods. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has now awarded the NGO profiled in Garbage Dreams a $1 million grant.

Egypt's Green Live in Garbage

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

The efficiency rate of the Zabaleen is almost 85%, rivaling the best of Western urban recycling models. Even still, the state seems intent on wiping them out.