In the minutes after the gunman fired an old family hunting rifle at the beautiful young soldier in the kilt guarding the National War Memorial, a different narrative began to take shape. A small group of Samaritans — a nurse, a lawyer, fellow soldiers — rushed to Nathan Cirillo’s side, cradling his head and whispering kindnesses while pounding his chest in a desperate, futile, bid to save his life. It might not work, but they had to try. And when the 32-year old shooter made
Project aims to teach humanity rather than passivity in the face of atrocity Concordia will co-host a special panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in memory of a Swedish diplomat whose intercession, at personal risk, saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi extermination. His willingness to remain in danger for the sake of others ultimately led to his disappearance after arrest by Soviet authorities sure of his complicity as a spy. For this he was eventually made
Concordia's Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies commemorates his peacekeeping legacy on October 29. The life and legacy of the man who saved more than 100,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II will be honoured in Montreal next week with the last in a series of international panel discussions. The Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project, an initiative of Concordia's Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), was created earlier
Jason Kenney, who called Wallenberg “one of the greatest heroes of one of the darkest periods of human history” (Reuters) 2014 is a sobering time for human rights experts and advocates. With the Middle East imploding and human rights abuses being carried out and broadcast in real time via social media by the murderous jihadist group known as ISIS, many individuals, organizations and governments feel powerless. What can we do to protect religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq?