A Vatican official has denounced those companies and countries that plunder the global South “like madmen, leaving behind a disaster”.
As a professor of medieval Europe, I’ve taught the bubonic plague, and how it contributed to the English Peasant Revolt of 1381. Now that America is experiencing widespread unrest in the midst of its own pandemic, I see some interesting similarities to the 14th-century uprising.
In his Wednesday General Audience today, Pope Francis called for “antibodies” of solidarity to heal “systems of injustice” and “oppression”, and warned that “solidarity today is the road to take towards a post-pandemic world, towards the healing of our interpersonal and social sicknesses”.
“As a Church we have to stand up for those with no lobby”, a German priest advocate for migrant workers has declared.
As our modest little tribute to Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born ‘bishop of the poor’ of the Brazilian Amazon and indeed the world over who died Saturday at 92 – we at Novena are publishing texts from the prophet and poet in which he himself explains some of his visionary and intensely gospel-driven ideas for the Church and the world.
Pedro Casaldàliga – the Spanish-born Claretian missionary, prophet and voice of conscience to the world against all forms of injustice who served for over three decades as Bishop of São Félix do Araguaia in the Brazilian Amazon – died Saturday at the age of 92.
Pope Francis’ notion of the “polyhedron” has been hailed as a “fairer and more equitable” way to rethink globalisation post-COVID-19.
Four global organizations representing some 500 million Christians have written an urgent letter to G20 leaders, calling for them to leave behind the current broken financial architecture and promote a truly just and sustainable recovery.
“Capitalism, the Satan of the Earth, is destroying the planet”, ecotheologian Leonardo Boff has denounced.
In the recent years, scandals involving multinational companies have proliferated, putting into question the morality of our economic system
In a statement coordinated by CIDSE – the Catholic NGO for international cooperation for development and solidarity – 110 bishops and cardinals from all over the world have called on States to enforce corporate social responsibility, denouncing that “irresponsible companies are complicit in acts of violence and suffering”.
Every time that someone suggests a social measure which requires an expenditure, neoliberals and fearful people immediately show up stating that “there is no money”.
This year, due to the pandemic of the coronavirus, the Ecumenical Patriarchate was unable to send a delegation to the Church of Rome on the occasion of her Thronal Feast, the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, on 29 June 2020.
“Global inequality is scandalous”and political democracy is “not enough” to counter it, a liberation theologian pushing for economic democracy has written.
(Source: Leonardo Boff, Brazilian ecotheologian and liberation theologian; translation: Novena) To understand the meaning of the coronavirus, we have to…
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič has renewed the Holy Father’s appeal for debt relief at an international level.
Today the world is fighting a pandemic. Sooner or later the health issue will be resolved, but the economic consequences will be devastating, perhaps worse than those of the collapse of 1929, if a global recovery plan and a global redistributive shock treatment are not implemented.
“Racism is not just about skin colour, but about the colour of money”, a Spanish theologian has written.
“Capital has to serve the people and not vice versa!”, a German priest known for his anti-slavery activism in slaughterhouses has declared.
Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: “Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?” Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. It implies more freedom, fewer worries, more happiness, higher social status.
In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and antiracist protests, US President Donald Trump, whom scholars and journalists alike are finally coming around to openly discuss as fascist, declared that the United States “will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”
The Catalan Bishops have sounded the alarm on factory closures taking place in Spain due to COVID-19, at the same time they urged workers, business and politics to a new economic contract for the post-pandemic recovery.
“Corporate social responsibility cannot be just for show”, a Portuguese Church commission has reminded business in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
Catalan Catholic Workers’ Pastorates have deplored the “merciless capitalism” behind car factory closures in the region and the associated loss of 4,000 jobs.
In Europe, after months of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, countries are slowly getting back on their feet. But they are also facing a very different economic outlook, with nations bracing themselves for the biggest downturn in decades.
A Portuguese Church commission has blasted bonuses to bankers during COVID-19, insisting that “not everything that is legal is legitimate”.
“Capitalism is leading humanity to a fatal dead end”, Brazilian ecotheologian Leonardo Boff has said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new urgency to adopting an “Economy of Life,” and global religious groups that represent millions of people are saying now is the time.
A confidant of the Pope’s has backed a tax on the rich, saying “there are people who have more than enough”.