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Sustainable Development Goals

The world is not on track to meet most of the targets of the UN’s sustainable development goals by 2030. And in four areas, the world is trending toward ‘negative tipping points’ that could lead to irreversible changes. […] Read More

Most of the UN’s food-related sustainable development goals are either off track or face an uncertain future of being reached by the target year of 2030, painting a ‘grim picture’ about the world’s ability to end hunger. […] Read More

Half of the world’s children – 175 million – between 3 and 6 years old are not enrolled in pre-primary education programs, UNICEF said, putting them at a disadvantage that will follow many of them throughout their lives. […] Read More

Governments spent $1.7 trillion on military expenses in 2018. Compare that to the $8.6 billion spent on global hunger programs. How can followers of Christ advocate for disarmament and feeding the hungry? […] Read More

I Am a Feminist

For Christians who read and take the Scriptures seriously, a feminist theology emerges out of God’s sincere desire for justice and reconciliation. Here are 5 guiding principles for churches. […] Read More

The impact of climate change on global water cycles will continue to have a negative impact on all aspects of life, according to a World Bank report. “Growing populations, rising incomes and expanding cities will converge upon a world where the demand for water rises exponentially, while supply becomes more erratic and uncertain,” the report […] Read More

Oxfam International announced in early January that the richest 62 people in the world own as much as half the entire population on the planet. Two days later, the Met Office, NASA and NOAA jointly confirmed that 2015 was the warmest year on record – and nine of the 10 warmest years have been in […] Read More

Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs for short) may not sound very exciting, but they are set to make a huge impact on how governments, nongovernmental organizations, businesses and BMS World Mission approach the world’s problems. Here are four (mostly) fun facts you need to know to get up to speed with them: 1. They’re a […] Read More

The mass movement of migrants and refugees is neither primarily nor originally a European crisis. It is a crisis in the home countries of men, women and children fleeing violence, corruption, oppression, poverty and joblessness. Thomas Klammt, coordinator of international churches for the German Baptist Union, emphasized this point during a recent video interview with […] Read More

Fifteen years ago, 189 world leaders gathered to agree on an ambitious and inspirational global development plan: the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals sought to halve poverty, dramatically reduce child and maternal mortality, fight disease and increase the amount of people with access to clean water. It has been an ambitious undertaking. While many […] Read More