Is the growth of our economy and the sustainability of our planet mutually exclusive or can we have both?
In Christianity we learn that a central expression of faith is remembrance. As Pope Francis told us in his visit to Malta this year, we need to remember how to be kind, also to our land.
To say that migration is a human right sounds like a tautology, given the facts: the world is multicultural, and multiracial (for those who hold to the concept of race).
In an ideal world, no NGOs will be necessary, as the people in authority should be conscious of what is necessary for better living, and should work for what is right without the need to be pushed into doing so. Until this happens, NGOs will have to struggle through, with the hope that things get better.
Any open attitude towards dialogue cannot ignore the implications of “migration as crisis”, which has been a generic phrase in media, political and academic discourses since the early 2010s. We are still, in many ways, under its shadow.
The following is a reflection on history, even though it will invariably discuss events and implications that are more recent. The reason for this is that it deals with concepts of memory, or rather the lack of it, in the shaping of a perceived identity.
Like a train going at full speed we cannot afford to slow down our economic/other activity. What we're not realising is that there is no way of surviving a crisis, unless we slow down, live through it & then changing into a new system. Whether at school, at home, at the workplace, nation or global wide.
Truth and Freedom are qualities we all desire - in our communities, in our leaders, in one another, and in ourselves. But how willing are we really to take the path of shame?
Last May, while Rome was under lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope Francis initiated a global year-long process…
‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ This is true as long as the aim of the village is the raising of the child and not only focused on its economy.