SDGs and You

It is 2015 and many people are still perhaps somewhat clueless as to whether we have achieved or have in any way come closer to attaining the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

While nations may not have met all targets, the goals are a work in progress.

Now the world has adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) or known as the #GlobalGoals which breaks down the 8 MDGs into more specific goals. These are:

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1 no poverty2 hunger3 good health4 education5 gender6 clean water7 energy8 work9 industry10 inequality11 sustainable cities12 consumption13 climate action14 water life15 land life16 peace17 partnerships Image source: www.un.org | Know more about each goal here.

17 goals with 169 targets can be quite overwhelming to meet for an organization or even a nation. But if we take one step at a time and work collectively, we can meet these goals.

While we act in our own little way, we should demand more from our governments. They need to prioritize the SDGs, put into place well researched policies and programs and ensure they are implemented.

There is no other way as if we don’t act now, we endanger our future. This is our hope for humanity.

Last September, I, together with other members of various civil society and non-government organizations and climate activists, was privileged to see the world premiere screening of “This Changes Everything”, a film adaptation of the same titled book by Naomi Klein. It is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change and poses the question, “What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?” Towards the end of the film, Klein said that those who are up there, drunk with greed and selfish desires in pursuit of the fraud ‘economic growth’, cannot be stopped unless they see a strong force of resistance from below—that’s us.

A similar idea was shared by Michelle Brown, a British academic and historian and a contributor for You’re History: How People Make a Difference, who said, “Once ordinary people become more socially and politically aware and active, it can become harder for their governments to be wantonly exploitative and corrupt – unless society becomes so cynical and blase about its politicians and their motives that it leaves them to get on with it without demanding better.”

I hope that cynicism won’t drown us, Filipinos. Instead, let hope arise and let our frustrations be converted into actions. We have much to offer and much to take care of, as we progress on several fronts.

Now we need to take the time to understand these SDGs and think of small ways on how we can contribute to the attainment of each goal. We must also try to think of innovative ways we can urge governments to implement the SDGs. It is through our actions, what is done at the grassroots level, that can bring about the achievements of the SDGs.

Be inspired by this video and join the people from all over the world to push for the #GlobalGoals.

What do you think about this? 🙂

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A Confession of Salvation

I have been a church kid for so many years and I thought back then that since I am of a Christian family, my salvation would automatically follow. So I got involved in various ministries not really knowing if I did it on purpose, for self-gain, or for other vain reasons.

So how did God find me and call me?

Here’s my confession of salvation. (published on SAVED App)


Read more Christian life testimonies, and access Christian songs on SAVED App!

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A Christian’s must-have phone app

Hi everyone! I apologize for being away for quite some time. Here’s a comeback post for you 🙂

The Lord has been good to me for giving me an opportunity and time to write again. Recently, I volunteered to write for SAVED App.  But this one’s not about my writing; it’s about this cool stuff. So allow me to introduce you to SAVED App.

It is a great tool to inform its users of the love of Jesus Christ and to help make the Word of God easily available to anyone. With the Saved App, users can access a digital bible, read featured stories of various speakers and artists, Christian Testimonies, access list of Christian songs, and listen and vote songs on SAVED on Energy FM.

Christian artists Switchfoot, Kari Jobe, Paul Baloche, writers/speakers C.S. Lewis, Paul Washer, and some Christian celebrities, among others, are just few of the people who willingly shared their profiles and testimonies to inspire SAVED App users.

The articles are easily shareable via social media platforms to reach out to our friends and relatives online. Users can also get latest updates on SAVED events and other Christian events in Asia Pacific. Guess you might want to share the event and tag along friends with you.

If you want to know more about SAVED App, you might as well download it now! (available on iOS, Android, and WIndows phone) 🙂

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Interview with a worship leader

Recently, the Lord gave me a one in a million chance to be interviewed by a Christian website (http://www.worshiplinks.us/)–a site that “provides readers with links to great resources about leading worship”. It has been very humbling and overwhelming to share experiences, few tips, and some words of encouragement to my fellow worship leaders out there.

I hope that the interview will also inspire my readers in this blog.  This privilege caused me think if I should put up a “Worship Leader’s Journal” or “Worship Leaders’ Corner” page in my blog.  What do you think guys and gals? 🙂

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Love for the flock

It is easy for the hired man to leave the flock (the church) because he is only hired–he works in exchange of money. But we work out of love–love for God and love for others. Taking care of the flock is a labor of love.
How far can we go in loving the flock? Will we be like the hired man who runs away for his life upon seeing the attacks of the enemies (trials, challenges, temptations)? Will we leave the church in exchange for our own comfort and pleasure?

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John 10:11 – “I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for the sheep.”

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Welcome back to love talk series here in Christian Tagalog Blog section of ChristianBlessings.  In my previous posts, we have well-discussed about ‘loving your neighbors’, taking key verses from the book of Corinthians, and gospels of Matthew and John.  And, I must say (upon completing each post and upon meditating on those verses) that this commandment is really not easy to accomplish.  We stru

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