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Religious beliefs are being used to justify discrimination around the world, a UN report found. Women, girls and LGBTQIA+ persons are most often the focus of religiously justified discrimination. […] Read More

Malnutrition presents a ‘double burden’ as nations struggle to address both undernourishment and obesity at the same time, a report said. Up to one-third of lower- and middle-income nations struggle with this dual burden. […] Read More

While inequalities trigger protests and unrest around the world, the disparities driving such discontent aren’t wholly financial in nature, a report says. They include areas such as education, health and climate change. […] Read More

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

The stability of the world’s food supply is increasingly at risk due to climate change, a new report said, causing soil erosion, vegetation loss, wildfires, permafrost thaw and water scarcity. […] 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

While Christian missionaries have made positive contributions to human flourishing among indigenous people, colonialism is a hard habit to break. Going forward, let’s build reciprocal friendships across cultures in humility. […] Read More

It’s one heartbreaking story after another. Thousands of indigenous women and girls in Canada are murdered or go missing; too often families are left without answers. Grieving a loss is one thing, but injustice compounds the grief. […] Read More

Colonialism generally brought misery and destruction to human beings made in God’s image. Many mission agencies made grave errors aligning with the project of empire. The Western Christian world collectively must repent. […] Read More

Canadian Baptists have sought to faithfully walk alongside and accompany “the other” wherever we’ve been called to serve. As a result, we issued a formal apology in 2016 to our First Nations brothers and sisters. […] Read More