GivingTracker| Watching ONE’s Holy Water video reminds us all that solving the massive problems around global health and women’s rights often involve perceived conflicts between religion and science. Sometimes they exist, as when Muslim leaders in Nigeria told people not to get polio vaccinations and often they do not. It was the mullahs of Afghanistan who joined with NGOs to make both rural women and their husbands understand that birth control, pelvic examinations and even abortion are permitted in the Quran.
Bottom line, the Gates Foundation and smart activists are enlisting the help of local religious leaders whenever possible, to assist them in initiating programs that help their people. When people are torn between science and spirituality, the majority choose God. See the excellent ONE video and more thoughts in GivingTracker.