Another year, another deluge of retrospectives declaring that our latest trip around the Sun was a particularly bad one. And how could it be otherwise, when disparity, discord, and destruction abound?
Earth’s state of affairs can indeed seem bleak. Nevertheless, the human spirit remains alive, kicking, and as beautiful as ever.
Need proof? Global Voices offered plenty in 2017. Our community of volunteers and partner organizations reported hundreds of stories from around the globe of ordinary people defending their rights and fostering cross-cultural understanding in the face of injustice, indifference, or even hate.
So as the clock tick-tocks toward 2018, take comfort in the following list of 40 of those stories. There’s lots of good in this world — and may there be even more in the year to come.
Source: In 2017, Stories of Resilience, Creativity and Love Were Plentiful · Global Voices