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Nearly half the world cooks over open fires. As recently as 2012, at least 4.3 million people died from lung diseases and health problems linked to smoke from cooking fires.1 That is more than twice the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS!2 Better cook stoves and fuel alternatives like solar energy are helping to tackle this problem, especially in the emerging world.
Providing affordable clean cook stoves and solar ovens to those cooking with open fires is among the many ways to practice economic discipleship. Cleaner stoves are mentioned on a top-10 list for effective giving provided by BJFN’s Lazarus at the Gate study3.
Join the BFJN community on Thursday, July 10th from 6:30-8:30pm at Fourth Presbyterian Church located at 340 Dorchester Street in South Boston. Come hear how One Earth Designs of Cambridge and guest speaker Dr. David Gordon Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, are working to improve lives through solar cooking technology. Together, we will explore what cooking is like in developing nations and the benefits and drawbacks of solar cooking. You’ll also walk away with ideas about how to get involved and ways to help.
The event is free but registration is required. Light, solar-cooked refreshments will be provided. Click below to sign up today!
1. World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory "Mortality from household air pollution." 2014.
2. World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory. "Number of deaths due to HIV/AIDS." 2014.
3. Wydick, Bruce. "Cost-Effective Compassion." Christianity Today 17 Feb. 2012.
To learn more about clean-burning cook stoves and solar cooking visit these sites:
and learn more about Boston Faith and Justice Network at www.bostonfaithjustice.org.
Fourth Presbyterian Church is walking distance from Andrew Station on the Red Line. Parking is limited. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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Boston Faith & Justice Network
Boston Faith & Justice Network is a gathering of Christians from many different traditions sharing a common concern to love our neighbors and bring about a more just world through economic discipleship and living generously. For more information visit www.bostonfaithjustice.org