Building peace in the minds of men and women

Volunteers: the power of kindness

Teenagers in Ljubljana, retired Britons, disabled Filipinos, South African students…. Around the world, millions of volunteers are waging a battle to help their peers marginalized by economic hardship and violence. Along the way, they are generating a social capital that might still be invisible, but is destined to play a role as pivotal as the state and the market in years to come.

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June 2001