Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
At first glance, a White House proposal aimed at improving infrastructure and creating jobs might not seem like a natural topic of discussion for Catholic leaders. But the American Jobs Plan has some theologians and activists hopeful.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
‘It is a question of perspective. Whose perspective do we adopt when we ask questions like that?’
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The debt crisis in the developing world threatens a staggering impact on the world’s most vulnerable people. “We’re approaching the greatest wave of debt crises and debt restructurings the world has ever seen.”
A woman wades through floodwaters in Busia, Kenya, May 3, 2020. Across East Africa, flooding has resulted from months of excessive rainfall, which has also triggered landslides and mudslides. It has left thousands homeless and destroyed farmland. (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)
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Patrick Egwu
President Biden's turnabout on the Paris climate accords was cheered by environmental activists in Africa, a continent that contributes a tiny amount to the problem of global warming but stands to suffer mightily because of climate change.
An Indigenous man receives the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine from a municipal health worker in the Sustainable Development Reserve of Tupe in Manaus, Brazil, Feb. 9, 2021. (CNS photo/Bruno Kelly, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Eduardo Campos Lima
Covid-19 immunization campaigns must overcome enormous difficulties in reaching remote indigenous groups, isolated riverside communities and the villages of quilombola people, the descendants of African slaves.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Jesuit priest Stan Swamy remains incarcerated in Mumbai after a judge denied his bail request. Father Swamy’s arrest almost six months ago followed a two-year-long period of interrogation, raids of his home and seizure of his personal property, including electronic communications devices.