…and how to paddle and probably even build the boat, too—one step at a time, with not just one person doing the teaching part.
ODA (official development assistance) may no longer be that sustainable, considering the shifts of economic powers and political positions in the world order in the last half-decade. In the last two decades we also saw the rise of corporate foundations (CSRs), multi-laterals, development agencies and bi-lateral relations come to the fore in advancing global development.
If the church or any religious organisation wants to get involved in politics by preaching from the pulpit and telling their followers how to vote on certain bills during election time or commit felonies, then it is time that their tax exempt status is taken away. Yes, there are some good churches and organisations that do wonderful stuff for people and the poor, but they need to know their place and stay within it. And that place is NOT in the political arena.
If they truly want to get involved in politics, let them, but their tax exempt status must be revoked. They will be just fine without and they will be able to survive. The Catholic Church has billions and billions of dollars to sustain them. Besides, aren’t they the ones to always say, “Do not worry, God will provide”? If they are truly following God’s word (whatever that means), I am sure he will take care of them. […] Freedom OF Religion is fine and I am all for it, but the way this going is, it looks as if the government will have to step in and change it to Freedom FROM Religion.
Dear World Bank.
I rest my case.
Dear World Bank,
This is a test of your sincerity in alleviating the world from poverty, in real terms that will transcend from your didactic hypocrisy to what you so cleverly call (and impose to be the) Third World.
Still waiting for tangible results,