Genaro Ávila-Valencia SJ says solidarity with the poor – not buying more – is the solution to COVID economic downturn, consumers’ existentialist black hole
“Do we look after people or sacrifice them for the sake of the stock market?”, Francis asks in new book, ‘Let Us Dream’, in which he also condemns “horrendous” police killing of Black man George Floyd
“Everyone is working to return to the situation before the pandemic. But why do we want to return to that system, which was terrible?”, asks Muhammad Yunus
“COVID-19 fell like a meteor on the system of capital and neoliberalism. Did the Wall Street slogan ‘greed is good’ help?”, asks guest at ‘Economy of Francesco’ online event
With the mass slaughter of animals, “everybody loses: our earth, the air, animals, water sources, biodiversity, the Global South, the workers”, denounces Father Rainer Hagencord, the recipient of a special UN award
Members of the “Leave the church(es) in the village” collective were demonstrating against the destruction of trees to make way for expansion of Garzweiler surface mine
“A victory for Donald Trump would translate into a coup de grace for the liberal world order. If Joe Biden enters the Oval Office, there is a chance for the system to survive, but it would require both bold vision and reforms”
Faithful commemorate Immerath church demolished in 2018 to make way for Garzweiler surface mine, call on North Rhine-Westphalian government to abandon “hostile and climate-destroying” enabling of extractivism
“European citizens want to break free of the connection between the products in their homes and shocking stories of exploited labour and devastated ecosystems”, insists CIDSE
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon expresses “great shock and agony” at “cold-hearted” incarceration of elderly Indian Indigenous rights activist Stan Swamy SJ
Academics interpret Francis’ welcoming of business activity, condemnation of corruption as evidence of his support for eco-social market economy
“Economic development has not reduced the gap between the rich and the poor”, laments leader of world’s Orthodox. “Rather, it has prioritised profit, to the detriment of the weak, and contributes to the exacerbation of environmental problems”
Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata in Argentina says it is “nonsense” to attribute to Francis contempt for all business and support for welfarism
“No company should be able to disregard or circumvent human rights to gain profit or competitive advantages”, clamour the Catholic and Reformed Churches
The promotion of a “clean finance in which the ‘merchants’ are prevented from speculating in that sacred ‘temple’ which is humanity” is a cause “particularly dear to my heart”, Pope Francis said on Thursday to evaluators of the Moneyval Programme visiting the Vatican for an inspection.
A leading economist has taken aim at the capitalist system for the economic crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, citing its “unique incapacity” to respond effectively to the outbreak and protect public health.
“Indifference is the great evil that leads to a self-centred world, turned in on itself”, Pope Francis has warned in a new interview.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis hit out at what he called the “false prophets” of “trickle-down” economics, lamenting that “the glass grows and grows and never overflows to the poor”. “We must be careful”, he warned.
At the opening of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis stressed the inextricable link between caring for our home and the way our economy works.
German Catholic Workers have thrown their support behind a Europe-wide push for an unconditional basic income.
In his catechesis at the General Audience today, Pope Francis deplored that multinationals and Big Pharma have the ear of government more than the people and healthcare workers.
Pope Francis on Saturday decried the injustice of what he called “pharmaceutical poverty”, denouncing that those who live in need are poor even in medicines, treatment and health.
Tax justice, including reforming the current tax systems, enacting jubilee, and paying reparations, was the focus of the second 2020 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management public webinar held on 14 September.
President Trump has increased the number of loopholes that exempt many multi-billionaires from paying any taxes whatsoever.