Feb 12, 2017
In many places throughout the world there is a widening gulf, chasm, gap between races, tribes, classes, cultures, economic factions, political parties, religions and nations.
And these divides often pit the powerful against the vulnerable. The desire, and even addiction, of so many of the wealthy and powerful for more wealth and power is causing tremendous suffering – suffering largely untold.
Consider these facts: According to the World Bank approximately 700 million human beings live in extreme poverty struggling to survive on less than $1.90 a day, while according to the anti-poverty organization Oxfam eight billionaires now own as much wealth as half the world. Imagine, eight extremely wealthy men have as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the world's poorest people.
Governments throughout the world spend approximately $1.7 trillion annually to beef-up their militaries – with the U.S. being the biggest spender – while approximately 16,000 children are left to die every day from hunger and hunger related illnesses.
While 56 million unborn babies worldwide are the victims of abortion every year, and while approximately 1 million unborn babies are aborted every year in the U.S, Planned Parenthood – America's largest abortion provider – took in over $1 billion in 2016.