Poverty, pollution and population are a cycle that needs to be broken.
There is such a lack of opportunity in the Philippines that schools and hospitals take advantage of the students.
Population, poverty and pollution are inter related.
Is war a symptom of our lifestyles?
Living close to the poor in the Philippines teaches me where the solutions lie. Overseas workers are holding up a cultural model that threatens the planet. They are seen by the poor family as the way out of poverty and so the parents equate many children with hope.
A brief return to Kaputian, a paradise on Samal Island that is spoiled by the lack of law enforcement, lasted only weeks before it became obvious that the law would not be enforced by anyone there.
Lack of law enforcement leads to poverty and pollution in the Philippines.
Laws in the Philippines are seldom enforced.
It is chemical farming that is the cause of the explosions in Texas.
The good efforts to empower the poor with agricultural land is being threatened by a few frauds.
Although the Philippines has an equal rights amendment and there have been two female presidents, sexism is rampant in rural families.
Catholic missionaries got AA and Al-Anon going in the Philippines.
Retirees that may need subsidized housing should look into retiring abroad.
Kaputian is a true natural paradise except for the tyranny of noise.
A respected Jesuit priest acknowledges that scripture does not support the ban of contraceptives.
The only program that will guarantee a sustainable future is population stability.
Is this slavery, abuse or just the cost of poverty?
Can we create mentors who are peacemakers, not aggressors?