Hunger and Poverty

Poverty and hunger are pandemic in our world, although we in the USA seem shielded from knowing or seeing the vast suffering it causes. Half of humanity survives on $2-a-day or less, without reliable access to safe water. Twenty percent of humanity — some $1.3 billion people — survive on $1-a-day or less with little … Read more…

US Must Boost Aid to Poor

by Nathaniel Batchelder The Sunday Oklahoman, 7/3/05 Representatives of the G-8 nations – developed countries in a position to radically alter world poverty – will meet in Scotland this week to discuss collaboration on global issues. They have a chance to implement simple and cost-effective policies that will save millions of lives, restore hope to … Read more…

Seeds of Hope: Ending Hunger & Poverty IS Possible

“This IS a world in which assistance to the poorest woman and child on the planet is not only the right thing to do, but is integral to our survival as a species.” In 1990, some 40,000 children died every day from preventable disease and malnutrition. Today, just 30,000 children die every day from preventable … Read more…

Deadly Opulence

Peace Strategy Newspaper May/June, 1998 Of all human frailties and transgressions, none is a greater threat to peace or Nature today than the human attraction to opulence. The earth is abundant, and might provide sufficiency for everyone. But it cannot provide opulence on a scale enjoyed by the rich, and desired by most everyone else. … Read more…