3 important things people should know before abandoning their pet

We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves. ~ César Chávez

It’s said that a dog is man’s best friend. In our daily life it’s nothing new to read about people abandoning their pet or mistreating them to the extent of extreme animal cruelty. Discarding them, may seem like a quick fix for people who want to get rid of their pets, but for those left behind, nothing could be more dreadful. (more…)

Mosque and Synagoge

To you with a different Religion: why I love you for who you are

All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way
~Epictetus

Last week I requested Harvey Lisse to shoot this picture for me of the Mosque and Synagogue in Paramaribo. I wanted to write about something deeper than it is often seen.
First of all, this is one awesome picture!
Everyone knows the story behind this picture. The image shines peace and shows two places where people from different religions worship side by side. That’s just one side of the story. In our country these two buildings never caused any issue (for so far I know). These two buildings can be compared with two people from different religions. Of course buildings don’t speak while people do. Problems arise when one thinks that their religion is superior from others. It usually boils down to the following immemorial argument: I’m right and you’re wrong. My religion is The Truth. (more…)