With global economic uncertainty still with us, and sovereign states struggling and cutting back on their spending, expectations of philanthropists, charities and aid agencies are immense. We are trying to practise cost cutting and to find new ways of helping because we are frustrated with the old ways.
Philanthropic advisor, thought leader and writer
Over the course of her career, Bettina Grönblom has advised the public, private and not-for-profit sectors on issues of international development, philanthropy, economic policy, corporate strategy, change management, societal welfare and human development. With an excellent ability to communicate across cultures, cultural divides, and disciplines, strong analytical mindset and foresight, she has frequently served in the role of thought leader. Bettina has been invited to participate in government think tanks, advised world leaders, as well as, grassroots organisations.
We are caught in a spiral of fear, leading to more violence and not leaving enough room for love. So a big real part of the 'war on terror' is one which takes place within us. It is one where we let our fears lead us to hate. 'Fighting' our own fears then becomes the war worth fighting and the way we can stop this cycle of violence. And we need to start uplifting others along with us.
13/06/2013 18:20 BST
We will never find true happiness through GDP growth alone. To love and be loved - is what ultimately sustains us; all spiritual traditions tell us so and humanists would agree.
14/11/2012 09:01 GMT