Girl Power

Camfed – Campaign for Female Education – has discovered that poverty is the main obstacle to the education of girls. Research shows that the consequences of not educating girls are not only felt by the individual girls but by the entire society. If you educate a girl she’ll: Earn up…

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Charter for Compassion

On November 12, 2009, Karen Armstrong, author, commentator and ex-Catholic nun, unveiled her Charter for Compassion. This is the Charter – The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us…

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The Unknown

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known. (1) We like what we know.  No matter how bad it is, if it is known, it is within our comfort zone. Everything we don’t know – absolutely everything – is outside our…

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice is defined as: An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy: e.g. ‘we must all be prepared to make sacrifices.’ (1) Sacrifice is an old fashioned idea.  We associate it with punitive self-deprivation. It is a concept associated with…

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