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.

A Local's Guide To Seville, Spain

A Local’s Guide To Seville, Spain

Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos (feminine form: sevillanas) or hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. Seville has a metropolitan  population of about 1.5 million, making it

Continue reading
Resource Extraction Responsible For 50% Of Carbon Emissions

Resource Extraction Responsible For 50% Of Carbon Emissions

Extractive industries are responsible for half of the world’s carbon emissions and more than 80% of biodiversity loss, according to the most comprehensive environmental tally undertaken of mining and farming. While this is crucial for food, fuel and minerals, the study by UN Environment warns the increasing material weight of

Continue reading
Two Continent-Size Mountains In Earth's Deep Mantle

Two Continent-Size Mountains In Earth’s Deep Mantle

About halfway between your feet and the centre of Earth, two continent-size mountains of hot, compressed rock pierce the gut of the planet — and scientists know almost nothing about them. Technically, these mysterious hunks of rock are called “large low-shear-velocity provinces” (LLSVPs), because seismic waves shuddering through Earth always slow

Continue reading
Spiraea

Spiraea

Spiraea sometimes spelt spirea in common names, is a genus of about 80 to 100 species of shrubs in the family Rosaceae. They are native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with the greatest diversity in eastern Asia. Spiraea plants are hardy, deciduous-leaved shrubs. The leaves are simple and usually short-stalked and are arranged in a spiralling, alternate fashion. In most species, the leaves

Continue reading
1200 Species Under Severe Threat

1,200 Species Under Severe Threat

More than 1,200 species globally face threats to their survival in more than 90% of their habitat and “will almost certainly face extinction” without conservation intervention, according to new research. Scientists working with Australia’s University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society have mapped threats faced by 5,457 species of birds, mammals

Continue reading
Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: CENTRE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: CENTRE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The Centre for Conflict Resolution is a social research institute of the University of Cape Town. It was founded in 1968 by Professor H.W. van der Merwe in Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct academic research on relations between “racial” groups, with the goal of promoting mutual acceptance and co-operation. Initially named the Abe Bailey Institute for Inter-Racial Studies

Continue reading
9 Most beautiful Gardens In Europe

9 Most Beautiful Gardens In Europe

Giverny is a commune in the Eure department in northern France. It sits on the right bank of the River Seine where the river Epte meet the Seine. The village lies 80 km from Paris in the old province of Normandy. It is best known as the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home. Other attractions include the Museum of Impressionism Giverny, dedicated

Continue reading
The Sculptor Constellation

The Sculptor Constellation

Sculptor is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky. It represents a sculptor. It was introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. He originally named it Apparatus Sculptoris (the sculptor’s studio), but the name was later shortened. Sculptor is bordered by Aquarius and Cetus to the north, Fornax to the east, Phoenix to the south, Grus to the southwest, and Piscis Austrinus to the

Continue reading
The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: THE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Nonviolent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication) is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. At its heart is a belief all human beings have capacity for compassion and empathy. We only resort to violence or behaviour harmful to others when we do not recognize more effective

Continue reading
Bible verses brought to you by bVerse Convert and BibleGateway.com