Regelmatig worden wij via land- of elektronische post overstelpt met heel wat vragen welke in gelijkaardige vorm door meerderen gesteld worden.
Blijf niet alleen afgezonderd op jouw eiland met je vragen zitten
Mits het vragen zijn die op meerderen hun tong liggen denken wij dat het raadzaam is om deze vragen openbaar te maken en hier op het net met antwoorden te voorzien zodat meerdere mensen een antwoord kunnen vinden (en wij niet telkens de antwoorden volledig moeten uitschrijven).
Wij hopen ook dat deze nieuwe rubriek ook mensen kan aanzetten om ook hun vraag te stellen, waarop wij dan ook hopen een antwoord te kunnen geven. Het is niet gezegd dat wij dat altijd op een bevredigende manier zullen kunnen doen, maar dan hopen wij dat lezers hier ook op zullen inspelen om ook hun bijdrage te leveren door hun gedachten aan te brengen.
We all should be aware of the high value of water, source of life. People should also know they can use their voice to stimulate the politicians and get them to take action.
- Water scarcity faced by rural population = either headlines that seldom catches our attentions or a topic being discussed infinitely, without even attempting to look for a solution. > point our fingers towards politicians for keeping us blind-folded about the issues – the real ones happening in the rural sectors of our agricultural dominant nation.
- farmers walked 180 km, a number estimate of 20000 of them, over a period of six days. By the time they reached Mumbai, the strength had grown to 30000.
- Shiva Sena in favor of this protest + raised voice, to make things work => an urban class can do by pressurizing politicians to make sure counterpart rural get their rights = power of togetherness
Chai & Biscuits
We will get the magnitude of the issues when there is no water as we turn on the tap, no electricity when we try to iron our clothes, and no food on the plate lying on our dining tables. The water scarcity faced by the rural population is either headlines that seldom catches our attentions or a topic being discussed infinitely, without even attempting to look for a solution. We can point our fingers towards the politicians for keeping us blind-folded about the issues – the real ones happening in the rural sectors of our agricultural dominant nation.
While a wink gets a million likes and shares, while we mourn the natural death of a celebrity in a bath tub; the suicide committed by farmers slips our attention spans. And several of the protests, almost taken out on a daily basis, happening in front of the bureaucrats offices failed to…
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From people in a certain position we would expect coming out their mouths some respectful and words of a certain standard. Incredible that we in Europe could hear already so many words and phrases a president unworthy, though coming out of the mouth (and mind) of the one who has to lead one of the most powerful countries in the world.
He dares to give the outside world the impression he is standing for the American upbringing and culture, but luckily there are others who want and dare to counter this ‘bogeyman’ plus trying to educate in the proper way the next generation, so that we still can have hope for the future.
7th Grade Global Studies teacher at Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville, Illinois , Chris Heffernan, National Geographic Education Contributor Worldgeochat gives a very nice welcome reaction on the way of speaking of his schoolkids president. He does find that Donald Trump does not represent them anymore than warlords represent all Sudanese or corrupt politicians represent all Haitians.
This isn’t a Democrat/Republican thing, this is all about human decency.
It’s the 12-13 year olds in his classroom that give him hope for the future, but it are also those who do need the right ‘spiritual’ food to be able to communicate with each other in their upcoming world.
We need to believe that they will do better than the “grown-ups” we have now!
Dear Mr. President,
I have so many thoughts right now, but I’ll try to keep this simple for you.
My school has students from 38 nations. It is hard enough for them to adjust to life in a new country as an adolescent without someone calling their homeland a “shithole country.” As a geography teacher, I’ve spent the better part of two decades trying to get students to see that ALL countries have problems, and ALL countries have cultures to be proud of. I’ve had hundred of students watch the TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story.” You should consider watching it, it would serve you well.
What 12-13 year olds understand, but you clearly don’t, is that we cannot, and should not judge an entire group of people by the actions of some. You have done this repeatedly with respect to Muslims, Mexicans, and anti-Nazi…
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God kennen zonder onze eigen ellende te kennen, zorgt voor trots.
Het kennen van onze eigen ellende zonder God te kennen, zorgt voor wanhoop.
Het kennen van Jezus Christus treft het evenwicht omdat hij ons zowel God als onze eigen ellende toont.
– Blaise Pascal
English version / Engelse versie > Striking the balance because Jesus shows us both God and our own wretchedness
- Gevangenis 2017
- Alive To God – Daily Thought
Coming closer to the end of the year
we best forget all the sad moments of the year
and take some extra time to remember the beautiful moments of the past few months.
Change your sorrow in joy!
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Verander uw verdriet in vreugde!
One for Sorrow (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)