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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.