On Thursday, we in the UK have a chance to vote for a more compassionate society. Do please read the pledges of the various parties with a view to greater compassion and justice, both in this country and abroad. And then vote for the party that you think most likely to try to bring about change.
I protest against the poverty and hunger in which so many children are forced to live by failing societies where greed is an economic norm. In the UK, alone, one in four children officially live in poverty… yet it is relative poverty. In many countries, poverty is the norm and means utter deprivation of even the most basic necessities. Every ten seconds, a child dies from hunger and its consequences. Almost nine hundred children die every day because they have no access to clean water.
I protest against the denial of medical care to any child. Every year, over 13 million children less than 5 years die from illnesses which could have been avoided or treated.
I protest against eager minds denied education in a world where so many have access to so much. Over a hundred million children, the adults of our own future, are growing…
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