With the United States (or is it only Trump?) removing their support for the TPP this question has come more frequently to mind. Is it a bad thing that the TPP will probably collapse without the support of the US? New Zealand as a nation that exports a lot of primary products and probably wants… Read More Fair Trade or Free Trade?
I have been pondering this concept over the last year and have come to the conclusion that we are not naturally good at loving our neighbour. So many of us get up, rush around and get ready for work, rush out the door, sit at a computer all day doing work, rush home and in… Read More Loving your neighbour
Some of you might believe that I am being deliberately provocative with the title of this post and perhaps I am but this is a thought that has haunted me since visiting the projects of an organisation that rescues children out of brothels in South East Asia where they are being exploited sexually. To the… Read More The worth of a person
It is now seven months since I decided to limit my spend on clothes to nothing but the essentials and donate the savings to causes that are working towards eliminating poverty and encouraging development. The process hasn’t been easy, and I have been tempted to buy new clothes – especially during the Christmas / New… Read More Seven months down…
I was fortunate enough in the last couple of weeks to visit Charleston and Savannah. Both cities located in the South of the United States of America and cities who owed a lot of their prosperity in the early to mid-1800s to work of slaves. In Charleston slaves were opening bought and sold in open… Read More Modern Day Slavery…What can I do?
In 2015, the member countries of the United Nations adopted 17 goals as an agenda to end poverty, protect the environment and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. This is a lofty ideal, but is it achievable? Especially if you think about the number… Read More UN Sustainable Development Goals
Have you ever tried to reconcile the need to make sure that we live in a socially just world will being good stewards of the environment that we live in? As a Christian this is something that, I believe, we need to ponder and reconcile because God charged us at creation with being good stewards… Read More Reconciling Social Justice with the need to protect Environment