PM Modi for Shift in Climate Change Discourse to ‘Climate Justice’
The Poverty of Spirit
Climate change is a “pressing” global challenge and the poor people are ‘most adversely’ affected by it.
Can Family Farming Make Poverty History?
The best way to tackle world poverty and indeed all other material problems is to simply abide by the divine instructions given by God, depending on him for our needs while engaging in spiritual practise to keep our desires and demands in check.
International Widows’ Day – a Day of Action against Ongoing Poverty and Injustice
In just 12 years leading up to 2010, Vietnam cut the country's malnutrition rate in half by investing in small scale farming.
On June 23, the third annual International Widows’ Day will focus the world’s attention on one of its most rejected and abused groups. In many cities and rural villages in multiple countries, cultural and ancient religious beliefs still inflict extreme discrimination against widows.
I’ve just returned from a two week tour of Bangladesh. Crowned the happiest nation in the world by social researchers at LSE, one can sense the contentment that comes from simple living and high thinking. However, on a second-class overnight train from Chittagong to Dhaka I was confronted with the flip side of the story.
The Material World Will Never Be Fair
Maybe life`s just not fair. After all, none of use remembers asking to be born. The age-old question is why many live short painful lives and others are born with silver spoons in their mouths. Why the massive inequalities? Why are there always more poor than rich?
India Asks, Should Food Be a Right for the Poor?
India’s ability, or inability, in coming decades to improve the lives of the poor will very likely determine if it becomes a global economic power, and a regional rival to China, or if it continues to be compared with Africa in poverty surveys.
Diet of Mud and Despair in Indian Village
"We live on a day-to-day basis," Suraj says, as the faint sound of hammering echoes across the village. "What we earn is what we spend on our families in a day."