Eat, pray, farm: U.S. churches turn faith lands into food

Eat, pray, farm: U.S. churches turn faith lands into food

Pastors and members representing congregations receiving a share of flour for communion bread harvest wheat at Plainsong Farm & Ministry in Michigan, USA, August 2018. Handout photo by Kristina Hemstreet, courtesy Plainsong Farm & Ministry.   Across the United States, more than 200 faith groups are members of an emerging Christian Food Movement   BALTIMORE, […]

No women, no progress, development experts warn

No women, no progress, development experts warn

The fingers of malnourished one-year-old Alassa Galisou are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding clinic in the town of Tahoua in northwestern Niger, August 1, 2005. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly   Inequality in development presents a “grave challenge to progress” and could fuel extremism   LONDON, September 15 (Thomson Reuters […]

Stop, check and call: How Nepal’s women ‘human interceptors’ catch traffickers

Stop, check and call: How Nepal’s women ‘human interceptors’ catch traffickers

Two human interceptors of anti-trafficking charity Maiti Nepal stand at a check post in Birgunj, Nepal, August 19, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Gopal Sharma   South Asia is the fastest-growing and second-largest region for human trafficking in the world   BIRGUNJ, Nepal, September 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a canopied horse-drawn carriage emerged from a […]

After Bangkok climate talks, a ‘mountain to climb’, rights groups say

After Bangkok climate talks, a ‘mountain to climb’, rights groups say

Environmental activists gather to urge world leaders to take action against climate change in Marseille, France, September 8, 2018. The placard reads No nature no future. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier   A funding shortfall threatens the Paris Agreement to reduce planet-warming emissions, environment experts warn   BANGKOK, September 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.N. climate talks in […]

Gauri Lankesh is immortalised in the pages to be read

Gauri Lankesh is immortalised in the pages to be read

By Saket Suman IANS | September 9 The week gone by marked the first death anniversary of braveheart Gauri Lankesh, whose murder shook the nation and thrust her in the limelight — but all too late. The ringmasters of the well-planned murder as well as the actual offenders of the horrendous act remain at large, […]

Where is the promised money, campaigners ask at climate talks in Bangkok

Where is the promised money, campaigners ask at climate talks in Bangkok

A man rescues a drowning man from a flooded area after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Kochi, India August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V   Faced with mounting costs from climate-linked disasters, poorer nations need help quickly, activists say at Bangkok negotiations   BANGKOK, September […]

As India adds 100 Smart Cities, one tells a cautionary tale

As India adds 100 Smart Cities, one tells a cautionary tale

Half-empty buildings line the waterfront at Lavasa, India’s first private Smart City, modelled after the Italian seaside town of Portofino. July 7, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Rina Chandran   India’s $7.5 bln plan to turn 100 urban centres into Smart Cities by 2020 does not address structural issues and ignores the needs of low-income and marginalised […]

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