Sixty-nine years ago when the UN charter came in to force on October 24, 1945 a new voice echoed in the world, “We the peoples of the United Nations, determined:
- to save the succeeding generations from the scourge of war and sufferings;
- to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of all persons- men and women of all Nations, large and small;
- to promote social progress and better standards of life;
- to practice tolerance and to live together in peace with one another as good neighbors.
The UN is a secular place, but the values it stand for is seen in the core values of all the religions . I see an intersection with Gospel values, our MMS Constitution and the UN charter.
From my experience I can say that there is hardly any topic which is not discussed at the UN, all what we speak …
Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms
For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America’s coal industry.
Vocationally speaking, he’s undergone quite a transformation from designing equipment to grind coal for use in power plants to his current role raising awareness of faith-based environmental activism. But Hescox is much more concerned with the parts of himself that have stayed the same.
Hescox explained that the common thread throughout his life has been ;following Jesus’ commandment to care for the least of these; and sharing his faith with others. As his latest job title lets on, he currently lives out those principles by advocating for ;creation care,; or faith-centered efforts to care for the environment.
I believe …
In April 2014, the World Health Organization released the most comprehensive report to date on the alarming worldwide growth of antibiotic resistance, warning that we are already entering a world without antibiotics. The World Health Organization has sounded a loud alarm bell that many types of disease-causing bacteria can no longer be treated with the usual antibiotics and the benefits of modern medicine are increasingly being eroded.
The WHO in April released a comprehensive 232-page report on antimicrobial resistance with data from 114 countries showing how this threat is happening now in every region of the world and can affect anyone in any country. Antibiotic resistance — when bacteria evolve so that antibiotics no longer work to treat infections — is described by the WHO report as “a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine.” “A post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can …