Monday, May 23, 2005

Did you know?

World Debt Day. Sure it has already happened and most of us have moved on (if we even noticed it at all) however, I must highlight a few points.

In the 1980s UK Bands got together for a project entitled "Band Aid". This project raised over 200 million dollars for Ethiopia famine. Unfortunately this money was only able to cover the monthly bill for the debt of the country. While this was helpful for the month it was sent, Ethiopia is no better off today than it was 20 years ago.

This is a great reason why the world bank needs to start canceling the debt of third world countries. The countries can not afford to pay the bills AND pay to import food. These countries have already paid back the money they've borrowed but the interest of that money is still hurting them today. For the sake of a few million dollars the World Bank lets millions, even billions of people die. Is this fair? Is this worth it?

Consider Terry Shivo. Her family, her government, spent thousands of dollars to keep her alive. For the sake of a dollar, the World Bank allows a person to die. For the western Christian world to let this happen is an outrage. Take a stand, write to your local government and ask the cancellation of the debt of the poorer countries.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

In Honour of

In honour of Wold Debt Day, i would invite everyone to click this link.

It is a powerful message. As Nelson Mandela said, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. . . . Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure".

Don't you think it's time we used our power?