I met Luis Urzua today. Luis was the shift foreman of the trapped Chilean miners, and widely credited for maintaining the unity of the group through their ordeal. Several of us remarked to him that the miners had raised up consciousness of a watching world about G-d (Whom they had called the 34th miner) in their survival. His money quote:
We started praying almost immediately. At first, the men prayed separately. They came from different backgrounds and traditions. I said to them, “Why should we pray separately? Is there not only One G-d?” From then on, we prayed together.