Last updated on December 3, 2020

Tyndale’s translation of the Bible was the fulcrum on which balanced the entire English Reformation. He held together the framework of spiritual advancement in England during the sixteenth century.

by Biography Online

Martin Luther King Jr was one of America’s most influential civil rights activists. His passionate, but non-violent protests, helped to raise awareness of racial inequalities in America, leading to significant political change.

by Bright Side

Sometimes just a little kindness is enough to change somebody's life. Any good deed – from real acts of bravery to simple care – makes our world a wonderful place to live in.

by Rob Amberg
April 17, 2014

To help his Jewish workers and colleagues, Leitz quietly established what has become known among historians of the Holocaust as “the Leica Freedom Train,” a covert means of allowing Jews to leave Germany in the guise of Leitz employees being assigned overseas.

by ABC

This amazing video reveals that Dominique Moceanu has a secret sister, one given up for adoption without Moceanu ever knowing when Dominique was six years old. Her name is Jennifer, and - even without legs - she became a power tumbler, volleyball player, and aerial performer.

by Rebecca Macatee
July 1, 2015

Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who helped save hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust during World War II, has passed away at the age of 106. Winton, nicknamed the "British Schindler," remained quiet for nearly half a century about his acts of heroism, including his role in organizing trains to rescue 669 children bound for Nazi concentration camps.

by ZAR

Emily HobhouseAlthough she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902). She was raised in the tiny village of St. Ive near Liskeard in East Cornwall. Her father was rector of the Anglican church for fifty-one years.

By Joel C. Rosenberg
March 18, 2014

Four men pulled off the greatest escapes in all of human history, from a Nazi death camp in southern Poland. They did not simply escape to save their own lives. Nor did they escape merely to tell the world about a terrible crime against humanity that had been – and was being – committed. What set these true heroes apart is that they planned and executed their escapes in the hope of stopping a horrific crime before it was committed – the extermination of the Jews of Hungary.

by Christianity Today
8th August 2008

"So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the [slave] trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for abolition. Let the consequences be what they would: I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition."

by David Metzler

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated for his successful efforts to rescue tens of thousands to about one hundred thousand Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from Hungarian Fascists and the Nazis during the later stages of World War II. [Wikipedia]

by Donald Bloesch

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the first of the German theologians to speak out clearly against the persecution of the Jews. He was 39 years old when he was taken out of his prison  and hanged as a Nazi traitor in 1945.  As he left his cell he said to his companion, "This is the end -- but for me, the beginning of life."


As German troops invaded and conquered Belgium, Holland and then France, thousands of refugees fled ahead of the advancing army.  Sousa Mendes began granting visas to all who asked.  Passports were stamped, reasons given for the visas, and he signed them. The consul was disobeying specific orders and in the end it would cost him his career. It is believed that at least 30,000 people received visas, including 10,000 Jews.

by Louis Bülow

The Holocaust - the systematic annihilation of six million Jews - is a history of enduring horror and sorrow. Yet there were acts of courage and human decency during the Holocaust - stories to bear witness to goodness, love and compassion. This is the story of an incredible woman and her amazing gift to mankind.

by Yad Vashem

Oskar Schindler, a Nazi party member, hedonist and gambler, developed an all-consuming desire of rescuing as many of his Jews as he could from the clutches of the Nazi executioners. in his efforts to bring his Jewish workers safely through the war, he was not only prepared to squander all his money but also to put his own life on line.


The Holocaust is a history of enduring horror and sorrow. It seems as though there is no spark of human concern, no act of humanity, to lighten that dark history. Yet there were acts of courage and kindness during the Holocaust - this is the story of Wilm Hosenfeld, a German Wehrmacht officer who believed in helping others, even at the risk of getting himself killed - a man who had the courage to stand against evil.

by Todd Kappelman

Since his death in 1945, and especially in the last ten years, Bonhoeffer's writings have been stirring remarkable interest among Christians, old and young alike. Thus, we are going to examine the merits of reading the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We will do this by examining the man and his particular place in the canon of Christian writers, his background and historical setting, and finally three of his most important and influential works.