Archive | February, 2015

Karen Tate

Rev. Dr. Karen Tate | Goddess spirituality and social justice

LET US LOOK AT SEVERAL brief examples of the Sacred Feminine as deity, metaphor or myth and how they give us a template for living or advice for values we might embrace with social justice in mind….. 1) Under the broad umbrella of Goddess we find many faces across continents and cultures, with no mandate that we worship one name, one face. Instead we see a metaphor for plurality, diversity […]

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Rose George | Going to the Sulabh

SPADE, BLACK, DUNG, HORSE It drips on her head most days, says Champaben, but in the monsoon season it’s worse. In rain, worms multiply. Every day, nonetheless, she gets up and walks to her owners’ house, and there she picks up their excrement with her bare hands or a piece of tin, scrapes it into a basket, puts the basket on her head or shoulders, and carries it to the nearest waste dump. She has […]

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We are all Peepoople | The solution is in the bag!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. Forty out of every one hundred people in the world do not have their own toilet. Without toilets, individuals and their environment are at risk from contamination of fresh water and ground water because human feces contain infectious and often deadly pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, worms and parasites. Lack of sanitation is […]

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Ten things you can do for World Toilet Day

If you’re reading this and you have a toilet, you are luckier than the 2.5 billion people on this planet who lack access to improved sanitation. More than 1 billion people still face the indignity of defecating in the open (some people say more than double that), and women and girls risk being assaulted while going to the toilet. Every year on November 19, UN World Toilet Day is a […]

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