The willingness to let go of power for the sake of the common good is fundamental to democracy, says Patrick Riordan SJ, and should not be taken for granted.
In Zimbabwe, as South African President Thabo Mbeki continues his efforts to mediate between government and opposition, President Robert Mugabe has set a date for elections - presidential, parliamentary and council - of 29th March.
In a 2008 media storm over the Archbishop of Canterbury's remarks about Sharia'a Law, little attention was given to the City, where English Law and Sharia'a were already working in apparent harmony.
Attempts are underway to broker an agreement in Kenya after the shocking outbreak of communal violence which followed the recent disputed elections. Elias Omondi SJ of the Jesuit Hakimani Centre in Nairobi warns that time is running out f
This year in the United States, Shrove Tuesday is also Super Tuesday, when 24 states hold primaries and caucuses in the selection process for the parties' presidential candidates. As the race for the presidency hots up, George Anderson SJ
In Paraguay, where Presidential elections are due in April, nomination papers were filed last week for a candidate regarded as having a real chance of unseating the governing Colorado Party after its 61 years in power – Fernando Lugo, a re
James Hanvey SJ is worried by the assumption that ethical decisions should be framed according to rules determined by secular scientists.
Joe Egerton, who has advised on financial regulation since 1986, suggests that London may be better protected than other financial centres thanks to a system of regulation which looks and feels like St Thomas's virtue ethics.
Venezuelan Jesuit, Raúl González Fabre, examines the rise of President Hugo Chavez and the economic and social factors that kept him in power.
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