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The Importance of Global Wellness

By: Zoya Wazir

The concept of wellness originated in the Indus Valley, found in the ancient Vedas of Hinduism through the practices of yoga and meditation. Traveling to the north, wellness manifested itself in traditional medicinal Chinese practices and then once again in ancient Greece, Rome and finally today, around the globe. Health and personal wellness are incredibly important concepts for the function of any community and their implementation in developing nations is crucial to their progress as a society.

What Motivates You as a Donor?

By: Maria Luisa Hosseinzadeh

Compassion and Your Biology

By: Dee Rivers

Is compassion a human instinct, imprinted in the invisible intelligence that compels the coupling of cells, or is it an attribute learned by beatific example? Does it stir through the valves and conduits of our hearts, set on its course by the mysteries of Spirit, or did it emerge as a byproduct of evolutionary evidence of its benefit?

Yes, Slavery Still Exists

By: Zoya Wazir

At the beginning of man, we were simpler creatures. Men and women hunted and gathered alongside one another without the question of equality and liberty interjecting into their life’s purpose: survival. However, with the development of small communities which turned to more complex civilizations, our priorities expanded and we suddenly wanted more than to simply survive -- we wanted to thrive. Therefore, man began to enslave one another and the once simple quest for life turned into a quest for something much more dangerous: a quest for power.

An Inside Look at Slavery Prevention

Authored By: Kiran Karki, GHNI Nepal National Leader

Edited By: GHNI Staff, US

 

There is a big problem of human trafficking in Nepal. There are dozens of NGOs working in this sector to eliminate it, but the problem is increasing day by day.  It is reported that after the big 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 the problem became the worst it’s ever been in the rural areas of Nepal.

Syrian Refugees in the Middle East

By: Sarah Albert

Since 2011, people of Syria have sought refuge outside their homeland. Some have made the dangerous journey to Europe, and some have made it all the way to the United States. However, the greatest number of Syrian refugees have remained in the Middle East, seeking asylum in neighboring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon, the two smallest countries in the region.

Importance of Agriculture to Refugees

By: Zoya Wazir

“Agriculture is not crop production, as popular belief holds – it’s the production of food and fiber from the world’s land and waters. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.”

– Allan Savory

Malnutrition- The Need to Educate the Masses

By: Mallika Dave

“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”

 --Nelson Mandela

 

Most people living in developed countries can live with slight ease knowing they have access to a sustainable source of food to maintain their lifestyle. However, this is not the case for those residing in a significant number of African, Asian, and the Middle Eastern countries.

 

From Hunger to Hope

By: Dee Rivers 

In some of the remotest villages of Africa, where subsistence farming has succumbed to drought, desertification, and dirty wars, People of Peace, upon learning of GHNI through gossip or witness, reach out, and in return, receive a reciprocal embrace -- one of training, guidance, and support, that becomes a beacon of hope, that lights a path to sustainable self-sufficiency, that changes lives forever.  

Their hunger can be traced to the old corn field, with its rows of brittle, brown stalks all akimbo, like acres of broken bones.

A Little Peace Each Day

by Allison Young

 

There is a great mobile app we’ve been using here at Global Hope Network International, both to raise funds and to support our causes. Google One Today allows you to donate $1 to organizations running projects you care about. This is an amazingly transparent way to give a little and help a lot.

 

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