Faith Economy Ecology Transformation
By Pamela Haines, Quaker social justice educator with a concern for economics and the environment
While growth is generally seen as a good thing, it’s not always true that if something is good, more of it must be better. We don’t want our children to be seven or eight feet tall. Living things will grow, for the most part, until they are at their mature size, and then they’ll stop. Some mysterious internal mechanism knows when more growth would actually hinder their long-term ability to survive. Continue reading Growth as a Cancer→
UNITED NATIONS, May 1, 2012 (IPS) – Just before the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, some of the industrial nations, and specifically the United States, were lambasted for their obscenely high consumption of the world’s finite resources, including food, water and energy. Continue reading U.S. Lifestyle Is Not Up for Negotiation→
Nigeria’s most senior bishops have lambasted the government, saying it is too weak to deal with the growing threat from Islamists waging a campaign of terror against Christians.
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, and Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja both denounced the government’s response to the growing threat from Islamist groups, saying Christians were increasingly at risk of attack. They were speaking after at least 21 people were killed and more than 20 others were injured on Sunday, 29 April, in coordinated attacks targeting Sunday services at a university campus in Kano, and a chapel in Maiduguri belonging to the Church of Christ in Nigeria. Continue reading Nigeria: Bishops say government too weak to stop Islamists→
WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Father Robert Rien, flanked by the staff of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, showed up at the Bank of America branch in Antioch, Calif., in 2009 to close out the church’s account — all of $135,000 — the only thing on his mind was the plight of two dozen families in his flock struggling with their mortgages against the $2.3-trillion behemoth.