Sustainable Development

Why Governments Need to “Build Back Better” with Faith Actors in Africa

Africa Faith Leaders Initiative (AFLI) on Agenda 2030 In the beginning: Five years have elapsed since the United Nations adopted the Post-2015 Development Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It was an ambitious agenda yet one that faith actors believed was achievable by the grace of God. The world is at a critical point …

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Why Mentor the Youth?

Most of us have come across or heard of the phrase: “The youth are the leaders of tomorrow,” But how are the future leaders developed? This is the question that we should ponder over and look at the current dynamics on approach to good leadership.

Gen Fest 2018: Beyond All Borders.

Youth from Arigatou International’s global community participated in the 11th Edition of the GenFest, held in Manila, Philippines, 6th – 8th July 2018. Led by Mr. Vijayaragavan Gopal from Shanti Ashram, India, the team used this opportunity to present the unique ‘India Poverty Solutions’ initiative, as a youth-led innovation towards ending child poverty.

7 Reasons Why Child Poverty Matters (Part 2)

Child Poverty is perhaps the worst form of lack and violence that children in our societies face today. It is estimated that, 1 in every 2 children in our world today are affected by poverty. We give 7 reasons why child poverty deserves urgent attention by each one of us.

From Copper to Gold

The Role of Education and the Contribution of Faith Communities, Part I. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is a personal routine that whenever I travel out of the capital city Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) I make a point of visiting the Baha’i friends and enjoying listening to their personal and communal spiritual journeys. This past month I …

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Investment in prevention and social accountability key to ending Child Poverty and Violence : Part 2

Children need actionable commitments from all stakeholders especially government. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides hope and a promising start since there are clear indicators under goals 5 and 16. However, it is crucial not only to support, but hold accountable countries to translate these commitments into concrete actions at national and sub-national level.

The Vatican art display on climate change

Our Common Home, the Earth

The Vatican displayed projected images of the natural world on the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica, in St. Peter’s Square on 8th December 2015, during the event, Illuminating Our Common Home: Fiat Lux. The public art display formed a visual story inspired by the themes of climate change, human dignity and the earth’s living creatures …

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