We speak about the urgent need to shift towards a more sustainable economic and social model. We also mention the responsibility of politicians to truly practice what they preach and about the links between social justice, environmental degradation and political participation.
The current model of development has caused environmental problems, social inequality, and economic instability. It is suggested that a new, more sustainable and inclusive model of development should be adopted which takes into account the needs of the poor and the environment.
With Fr Nicholas Doublet, lecturer in Church history at the University of Malta and Dr Karsten Xuereb, researcher in cultural relations with a focus on the Mediterranean, we speak about Malta’s calling to be a “laboratory of organic development” (Pope Francis).
Il-kelma ġġorr ħafna aktar responsabbilitajiet minn sempliċi għodda ta' komunikazzjoni.
When discussing cultural heritage, the emphasis should not be on the burden of preservation as such, but on the opportunity to renew, to rethink one’s vocation and to recompose it in the current socio-cultural context and to dream for a better future.
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.
Are we being complacent and taking the welfare state for granted? Is there a general sense of entitlement that could potentially endanger the welfare state?
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.