The enormity of our world's needs is overwhelming, and without a compassionate heart, distressing news can appear to be just black and white. A few of these intractable issues mentioned here need our prayers and action.

International Alert

Most Inspiring Peace Initiatives: International Alert

International Alert is an independent international peacebuilding organization, operating programmes around the world to address conflict. Its mission is to build a more peaceful world by: working with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions; shaping policies and practices to support peace; and collaborating with those striving for peace. Alert accomplishes

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Candida Auris: General Information

Candida Auris: General Information

Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients. In some patients, this yeast can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, causing serious invasive infections. This yeast often does not respond to commonly used antifungal drugs, making infections

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Marine Plastic Pollution Costs $2.5 Trillion A Year

Marine Plastic Pollution Costs $2.5 Trillion A Year

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans costs society billions of dollars every year in damaged and lost resources, research has found. Fisheries, aquaculture, recreational activities and global wellbeing are all negatively affected by plastic pollution, with an estimated 1-5% decline in the benefit humans derive from oceans. The resulting cost

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Life’s Priorities In The Light Of The Gospel

Life’s Priorities In The Light Of The Gospel

Titus 2:1 – 3:11. The Apostle Paul’s Epistles are replete with both theological principles and practical counsel on Godly living, where an important element of his teaching encompassed the seamless integration of faith and behaviour in the lives of believers. One of the more detailed, but non-exhaustive, instructions can be

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Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Intergovernmental Authority on Development

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Intergovernmental Authority on Development

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) was created in 1996 to succeed the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development that was founded in 1986 to deal with issues related to drought and desertification in the Horn Africa. IGAD came to existence with a new name, organizational structure and a revitalized

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Where Not To Travel In 2019

Where Not To Travel In 2019

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs publishes regularly up-to-date travel advisories for every country, and especially for U.S. citizens, it is prudent that we check their website for any last minute information: viz., https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how they

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