In a recent lecture on human dignity, the Archbishop of Canterbury made it clear that in his opinion the world at large is not waiting with bated breath to hear what the Church has to say about morality. So why should anyone be expected to take Christians seriously when they launch a global campaign about corruption?
It may be a radical solution, but it's the truth just the same. The financial fallout surrounding the G20 is an open invitation for a return to some simple wisdom. How is this for an example: "A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor" (Proverbs 22:9 ). Or how about: "If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD, and he will repay you!" (Proverbs 19:17)
The phrase "women and children first" is a well-worn one in films, and it is no less significant on issues of extreme world poverty where sadly millions of women and children are dying shocking and unnecessary deaths. Right here, right now. Your neighbors and my neighbors.
Pop star Lady Gaga has yet again hit the world headlines after her planned gig was cancelled. But the real story in Indonesia has more far reaching implications. And it is good news for those who care about what God cares about.
With less than 100 days to go, the race to the London Olympics is entering the home stretch. But at the same time, with less glamour and glitz, a far more challenging set of races are on in nations across the globe.
With Manchester United looking like winning the Premier League again, it seems business as usual in the football world. Yet in the international league table of Overseas Aid, an unexpected candidate has emerged.