What does the idea of ‘community’ mean to us today: a group of people who communicate via the internet; a collective who share the same ideas or interests but may never meet; or a local population who know and support each other? John Bat
The Age of Stupid challenges us that we have until 2015 to make proper change, before we reach the tipping point. It makes this call to goodness from a secular perspective. As members of God’s Church we are twice called to be leaders.
Dan Nisbett describes how his involvement with LJV gave him the freedom and inspiration to ask important questions of himself, and to make a life-changing decision.
Andrea Kelly describes the often counter-cultural practice of volunteering: how, through caring for the poor and marginalised, do we encounter Christ?
Pope Benedict’s words on 17 March 2009 regarding the use of condoms in preventing the spread of HIV, generated a media storm. But the Pope’s comments are not a cause for concern as they were reported to be, argues Michael Czerny SJ. Why is the Church’s teaching on this issue not ‘unrealistic and ineffective’ as alleged, but valuable, efficient and grounded in reality?
Mary Colwell describes how ecological concerns can lead us closer to God, by helping us to lead a life of simplicity rather than consumption.
What is our relationship, as Christians, to poverty? Sarah Broscombe, reflecting on her experience of the World Social Forum 2009, explains how the Christian understanding of poverty does not just focus on a lack of material goods, and how it is inextricably linked to a concern for environmental issues.
The Mayor of London’s recent declaration of support for an amnesty for illegal immigrants has added weight to the call made by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor more than two years ago.
The livesimply project challenges us anew to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poorest members of our global community, explains Christine Allen. Why is a concern for those in the midst of poverty so central to Catholic teaching?
Highlighting the importance of leadership in fighting AIDS, Fratern Masawe SJ reaffirms that the pandemic is an urgent priority for the Jesuits of Africa & Madagascar, who have a unique contribution to offer, even as public commitment to the struggle might be waning.
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