From NCR - Francis: World close to suicide over climate change
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE FROM BANGUI While Pope Francis has expressed hope that world leaders meeting in Paris for discussions on confronting climate change will find solutions to the problem, he has also said the inaction on the issue up to now is approaching global suicide.
With guns you can kill terrorists.
With education you can kill terrorism.
Francis on global warming “We are confronted with a choice that cannot be ignored: either to improve or to destroy the environment."
From NCR - Pope calls for eliminating carbon use, says failure in Paris would be 'catastrophic' by Joshua J. McElwee
NAIROBI, UNITED NATIONS Pope Francis has said that failure of the international community to reach agreement on measures to fight climate change at next week's U.N. Climate Conference in Paris would be "catastrophic," and has called for a new global energy system that relies on "little or no" use of carbon... read full article
We must leave coal, oil and gas IN THE GROUND - Unburnt. It is imperative that we get to that point ASAP. Good to see Francis on the right side of this critical issue.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life
is thank you, it will be enough.
From the New York Times Sunday Review Men’s Lib is a fascinating discussion of gender roles in the 21st century:
…men need to adapt to what a modern economy and family life demand. There has been progress in recent years, but it hasn’t been equal to the depth and urgency of the transformation we’re undergoing. The old economy and the old model of masculinity are obsolete. Women have learned to become more like men. Now men need to learn to become more like women.
The Dalai Lama speaks with German news media Deutsche Welle - Dalai Lama on Paris attacks: 'Work for peace, and don't expect help from God and governments'
"The problems that we are facing today are the result of superficial differences over religious faiths and nationalities. We are one people."
Right -- magical thinking will not solve our problems. Neither will religious institutions and dogmas that divide people - setting us against each other. The Dalai Lama is right -- We (all of humanity) are one people. It's time we started acting like it. It's time we started taking responsibility. It's time we started truly taking care of each other - our sisters and brothers - worldwide.
I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.
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