Heroes: People, organizations that made real contributions for good in 2013 (12 items)
The year that is rapidly passing was filled with the noise and commotion that defines modern life, with various interest groups struggling to be heard and often distorting things of real value. It is instructive, then, to take the time to ponder on the people and organizations that made real contributions for good in the world in 2013.
The Deseret News emphasizes six areas of editorial priority in its coverage and editorials. Consequently, we have identified six heroes of 2013 who, in no particular order, best embodied those ideals.
Each area of emphasis is defined briefly in the slide before each corresponding hero.
1 of 12. Education
And the education hero for 2013 is ...
2 of 12. Malala Yousafzai
Late in 2012, Taliban gunmen entered her school bus and shot her in the head and neck in retaliation for her opinions. She recovered and has been even bolder and more powerful in her advocacy. Accolades have come from the West. Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. It can be easy to forget that this young woman from Pakistan still lives in grave danger for daring to speak out.
3 of 12. Values in the media
And the values in the media hero for 2013 is ...
4 of 12. David Cameron
Some leaders in Canada are trying to formulate a similar rule, backed by coalitions that include feminists, academics and religious leaders.
The rule not only recognizes that pornography harms society by destroying family relationships and objectifying people, it helps to pull pornography out of the shadows. Husbands, for instance, now have to explain to their wives why they want to opt in. We wish the United States would consider similar requirements.
5 of 12. Care for the poor
And the care for the poor hero for 2013 is ...