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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

by: Andrea Vicini, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in World Issues,

In a more recent book, the medical doctor and anthropologist Paul Farmer[3] states that in the time of cholera there is also a need to critically question all the social, cultural and political conditions that characterize people’s lives and so should be an integral part of any intervention aimed at promoting health on the ground.

There Is Hunger In The World Today

There Is Hunger In The World Today

by: Fernando de la Iglesia Viguiristi SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in World Issues,

The famines of ancient Egypt are well known, the one that occurred in Rome in 5 BCE, those that decimated Europe in the Middle Ages,.. Recently, North Korea found itself unable to feed its population. It appears we are facing an endless problem, an endemic evil. Will humanity be able to heal this plague that has reappeared throughout history? What are its causes?

Shot for trying to build a church

Shot for trying to build a church

by: Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore - UCAN in World Issues,

Church leaders are condemning the second church attack in the province in three months. In November, a mob raided St. Dominic Catholic Church in Waqya Chak village of Arifwala subdistrict, destroying its boundary wall and gate. They also removed a cross from a wall.

Timor-Leste coalition collapses but leaders hang on

Timor-Leste coalition collapses but leaders hang on

by: Michael Sainsbury - UCAN Timor Leste in World News,

The aging men leading Timor-Leste continue to put politics over the needs of citizens, most of whom remain in poverty. Their mismanagement of the Catholic-majority country — one of only two in the Asia-Pacific region along with the Philippines — has led to the effective collapse of the government.

Despite the dangers of Nigeria, there is hope for the future

Despite the dangers of Nigeria, there is hope for the future

by: Linden - The Tablet in World Issues,

Nigeria has an estimated population of almost 200 million with roughly equal numbers of Christians and Muslims.  Its interfaith relations have implications for the whole of Africa.  Through terror Boko Haram, whose name meams "western education forbidden", has dominated the life of the states in the north-east, spilling over a porous border into Niger, Chad and Northern Cameroon.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Universal Man

Leonardo da Vinci: A Universal Man

by: Giancarlo Pani SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in World Issues,

Five hundred years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci (May 2, 1519), there are still many mysteries to be unveiled related to this protagonist of the Italian Renaissance and the history of humanity. He represents the emblem of “universal man,” a formula that echoes the universalis genius of the ancient Romans.

 
Time for the Abolition of Nuclear Arms

Time for the Abolition of Nuclear Arms

by: Drew Christiansen SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in World Issues,

During the Cold War the dominant strategic doctrine was MAD—Mutually Assured Destruction. The irony of the English acronym was grimly acknowledged by proponents and critics alike. You would have to be crazy to initiate a nuclear war that would bring destruction on a global scale.

Forgotten and invisible: modern-day slaves

Forgotten and invisible: modern-day slaves

by: Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka - UCAN in World Issues,

In today’s modern world overshadowed by extravagant globalization, materialism and consumerism, it is very common for people to forget about people who are less fortunate. These people with relative fortune and comfort might get a jolt if asked what they think about slavery and slaves. In most cases, the answer is likely to be simple: slavery was abolished in the 19th century. 

The Hungarian government devotes a specific part of its aid budget to helping Christians

The Hungarian government devotes a specific part of its aid budget to helping Christians

by: Melanie McDonagh - The Tablet in World News,

 We all know that Christians are the single most persecuted religious group, no? If we don’t, we should. But for the last two years, the Hungarian government – yep, under the controversial Viktor Orbán – has sought to remedy matters by devoting a specific part of its overseas aid budget – known as Hungary Helps – to help Christians.