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Pope laments ‘shameful’ Mediterranean migrant tragedy

· Pope laments ‘shameful’ Mediterranean migrant tragedy Pope Francis prayed for more than 100 Europe-bound migrants who died in their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea and said humanity ought to be ashamed of such repeating tragedies. “For two whole days [they] begged in vain for help. Help that never came … we ought to be ashamed,” Pope Francis said...

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News from N’Djamena, Chad

NEWS FROM NDJAMENA, CHAD: THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD! Ludovic Lado SJ Last Tuesday, April 20 2021, I was on a zoom call in my office when three of my colleagues insistently knocked at the door before opening and wanting to interrupt. But I waved to them to let them know that I was busy and...

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Pope Francis addresses Leaders’ Summit on Climate

Pope Francis addresses Leaders’ Summit on Climate Pope Francis addressed the Leaders Summit on Climate, saying that the world faced a challenge to care for nature in the post-pandemic era. “We know that one doesn’t come out of a crisis the same way we entered. We come out either better or worse. The Pope spoke during...

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Biden’s remarkable success on climate

Biden’s remarkable success on climate (CNN) By every standard, President Joe Biden’s climate change summit was a remarkable success. With great diplomatic dexterity, Biden and climate envoy John Kerry assembled world leaders representing 82% of world carbon emissions, 73% of the world population and 86% of world economic output to commit to bold climate action. Biden deftly used...

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Blood Money

The world after the pandemic A century ago, as Europe was emerging from World War I, there was a consensus that arms proliferation had been one of the chief causes of the conflict. This is why Article Eight of the Covenant of the League of Nations affirmed that “the manufacture by private enterprise of munitions...

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The world after the pandemic

The world after the pandemic In March 2020, Pope Francis called on the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development to establish a COVID-19 Commission to bring together the Church’s resources and begin reflecting on the needs of the post-pandemic world. The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA), based in Nairobi, Kenya, has actively...

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IMF is Zambia’s Best Option for Now!

IMF is Zambia’s Best Option for Now! The stigma attached to seeking help from the International Monetary Fund means countries try to avoid it wherever possible. But currently there are still no better options for struggling emerging markets including Zambia. First and foremost., what is Zambia’s problem? Zambia is facing a lot of pressure on...

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Perspectives on global justice and fixing the ecological mess

Perspectives on global justice and fixing the ecological mess Human beings are dramatically changing the surface conditions on planet Earth at an accelerating rate. One key aspect of this is pollution. Our emissions of particles (PM2.5or fine particulate matter 2.5 that is an air pollutant) and ozone (O3) air pollution at ground level cause massive...

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Integral Ecology and Taxation

Integral Ecology and Taxation: Catholic Social Teaching Pushing the Frontiers of Social Contract Theory in the Post-Pandemic Era The Global Pandemic and the Challenge to the International Financial Order By the beginning of April 2020, an event unprecedented since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution took place – the entire world stayed home behind closed...

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Covid-19: What about Africa?

Covid-19 What about Africa? By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp 2020 will long be remembered in the annals of history because of the Covid-19 pandemic. As that year drew to a close, the Covid-19 vaccine made its debut in several countries. The question we need to ask, however, is whether the disease will wane as...