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Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Principled, Dec 30, 2016.
OK, now some hopeful news coming from China:
Temples of nature
I can't really take much joy from that, knowing how cruel and restrictive China is to its own people. People are more important than parks.
How they treat dogs...
20 Good News Stories you didn't know
That is excellent - especially about world hunger abating!
I am sharing it on another forum + a chat room!
But Amy, it's got good news about China!
Hmm Yes on ivory and coal....people would be more impressed if the good news concerned improving its appalling treatment on human rights though! Oh well! Maybe baby steps?
Oh yes baby baby steps..
Another bit of good news: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/co...facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share
Thank you Crowan.
Ah, it's great isn't it?!
It's official - positive thinking is scientifically backed i.e. called neuroplasticity.
Not specifically good news - but not bad news either. It cheered me up. As the man said, "It’s cathedrals talking to each other. What’s not to like?"
I like it!
I haven't been around here much lately, but just found this and thought others on HP might like it too, and this seems a good place to share it. It's the latest from the BBC World Hacks series (short videos about clever ideas for solving problems around the world): How to deradicalise a Neo-Nazi
These are the stories I'd like to see splashed across the tabloids.
What a heart-warming story Jane - thank you for posting it! Last night I went to a service of 9 Lessons and Carols at our local university and one of the lessons was read by a Muslim girl, reading about Mary's anunciation, from the Qu'arn.
Love and peace,
This page has encouraging news on it: https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Progress-Watch
I was especially struck by the way that attitudes to animal welfare in China are improving. It's slow, but positive.
I know that most of you here would rather that animals were not eaten at all, but these are all little steps in the right direction.
QUOTE: A 2016 survey by ICCAW found that two thirds of Chinese shoppers would pay more for pork that had lived better lives. And it’s not just pigs: China is also changing the way it thinks about dog meat, animal testing, and the ivory trade...
Jill Robinson, animal activist and founder of Animals Asia, says she has seen China’s attitude towards animal welfare improve over the years. In the 1980s there was only one animal welfare organization in the country, says Ms. Robinson, and now there are hundreds.
“The people of China are often the recipients of criticism from around the world when it comes to animal welfare,” Robinson told the South China Morning Post. “But there is an enormous and growing movement of animal activists in China today.” END OF QUOTE
Today I was looking at the World Progress Watch pages in the Christian Science Monitor and found this, which I thought some of you might appreciate:
Global River Cleanups Grow
I think it was the photo of all those people enjoying themselves safely, in the river that grabbed my attention! It reminded me of when I was a kid in SIngapore and we used to go to a holiday bungalow every year, which had what they called a "pagar" out into the sea. It was like a fenced-off structure, with a walk way on top (and at the end, a covered area to sit and have tea - bliss). It meant you could swim safely, as the sea snakes, jelly fish, electric eels, sting rays, sharks etc couldn't swim through the wire mesh, but of course the tide came in and out.
By contrast, with the French river, it was the pollution that caused the river to be off limits - glad to see these steps to clean all this pollution.