Daily Lessons from Life 11 February 2018 - Oxfam n Religious leaders
1. "UK govt to meet Oxfam Monday over Haiti prostitutes probe
LONDON: Britain's International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt warned Sunday (Feb 11) Oxfam must hand over to authorities any information it has collected on a "shocking" staff prostitution scandal in Haiti or face repercussions.
The Cabinet minister announced she will meet with the British-based charity's leadership on Monday as it continues to reel from accusations it covered up the episode in 2011.
"If they do not hand over all the information that they have from their investigation... then I cannot work with them any more as an aid delivery partner - and any other organisation in those circumstances," she told the BBC.
In a sign of widening fallout from the scandal, the Sunday Times reported more than 120 workers for Britain's leading charities were accused of sexual abuse in the past year, "fuelling fears paedophiles are targeting overseas aid organisations"."
Ah, Oxfam, the self-righteous NGO that is widely respected n carried fairly heavy weight when criticising powerful people, organisations n even countries around the world! So, there is SIMPLY NO EXCUSE for any lapse of ethics n integrity!
Hope their leaders do the right thing, finally. Of course, sexual abuses is big deal n in focus after the Hollywood scandal n then the #MeToo movement. Better come clean as early as possible.
2. "Religious leaders must understand how followers interpret what they teach: Masagos
SINGAPORE: Religious leaders in Singapore must understand how their followers interpret what they teach or it could lead to misinterpretation and misunderstanding, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Sunday (Feb 11).
He also said that the words and actions of religious leaders matter, as their followers take guidance from them.
“You must take pains to understand how your followers interpret and practise what you preach, because misinterpretation and misunderstanding occur when we speak to another person," Mr Masagos told a gathering of religious leaders across the different faiths at the Furama Riverfront Hotel.
"In the extreme, Singapore will never condone or accommodate religious leaders who speak or preach values that are contrary to peace, harmony and tolerance,” he added.
Mr Masagos said that Singapore must take active steps to safeguard its peace and harmony. This starts when like-minded and honest religious leaders come together to forge mutual understanding, he added.
Representatives from Ba’alwie Mosque, Central Sikh Temple, Mahakaruna Buddhist Society, Taoist Mission and Lutheran Church in Singapore attended the gathering. They discussed the challenges they face, including the use of social media and how religious messages can be interpreted online."
Indeed, leaders of religion must be very clear of their responsibilities to peace n stability so that prosperity n happiness hv a chance to be pursued by people of all faith.
Talk good abt your religion by all means, sincerely n earnestly. At the same time, make sure you never talk bad abt other religions as that is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!!
If the religious do that, there is absolutely NO NEED to even worry abt how their teaching will b interpreted!! Yes?
Leaders everywhere in any organisations must recognise the huge responsibility of how they can influence their followers to do good, n the BAD, things!
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My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
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