Issue 1804

Published Date : 2021-12-28
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Poaching: a moral issue and a failure of the market

By: James J. Spillane, SJ

Julius Nyerere and the Arusha Declaration (1967) Mwalimu (teacher) Julius Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, believed we have a moral duty to protect the resources present in our country. So Tanzania, which has an area of 945,000 square kilometers, has devoted 1200,000 sqr kms to wildlife conservation with 14 national parks, 31 game reserves and 38 game-controlled areas. The area of the country’s wildlife sanctuaries is nearly the size of the United Kingdom (232,535 square kilometers). Tanzania is...

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Concerning Jerusalem as Capital

By: Giovanni Sale, SJ

President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem On December 6, 2017, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, simultaneously declaring that he would relocate the U.S. Embassy there as soon as possible. The president announced this decision as “a long overdue step” that his predecessors were not courageous enough to take. In fact, back in 1995, during the Clinton administration, the U.S. Congress had already recognized Jerusalem as the “capital of Israel.” At...

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Five Years of Pope Francis: The Path of the Pontificate Gradually Unfolds

By: Antonio Spadaro, SJ

We have just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The question journalists are trying to respond to, gathering analyses and opinions, seems to be: How has the Church changed over the last five years? But this question risks overlooking a significant fact: the Church is always changing, for it walks the path of history with humanity. And every pontiff has influenced his times and has contributed in one way or another to the journey of the...

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