The I-HEART 20 causes
are the top 20 things we see wrong with our world.
And then… have an IDEA… it only takes ONE idea to change the world...
Jesus says “if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward." However, the UN reports that just under 2 million children die every year because they don’t have access to adequate water or sanitation.
Putting “child” and “soldier” together may seem so unnatural, but it’s a reality for many of our planet’s most vulnerable. There are about 250,000 children currently serving in armed conflicts for both rebel groups and government forces in various Asian countries, parts of Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and most critically in Africa.
The number of us living with HIV today is around 33.4 million, 68% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many of our brothers and sisters across the world don’t have access to antiretroviral medication, many lack HIV/AIDS education and basic medical care. Cultural attitudes are excluding and isolating those infected… and orphans are being created every day.
2007 reflects a new era in how we live on this planet. For the first time in history over half of humanity lives in cities and towns. By 2030 it’s estimated that this will grow to two thirds of the world’s population. This urbanisation translates into us needing to build 4,000 units of housing per hour until 2030 to meet demand.
Some of us right now are being moved like commodities... Like herds of cattle with prices on our heads… Crossing land borders and oceans, human traffic penetrates most countries of our world. Whether for sex work, labour, organs or drugs… families are being torn apart… people are being displaced, lacking medical care, education, housing, safety and security.