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‘Daddy!’, he cried

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A story told by a co-presenter at a recent workshop that Ricardo da Silva SJ was involved with impacted him greatly. It triggered an experience he had had in a conversation with a group of young people. He reflects on the stories he heard and how they spoke to... More »

A sting in the SAA tale

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The national carrier may be forced to ground to a halt if the latest messages hailing from Treasury are anything to go by. Paulina French looks at the ever-growing flights of fancy at SAA, in search of a redemptive wing of hope but the tale just seems to be bl... More »

Being gay — a crime?

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Did you know there are countries in our world where it is a crime to be gay? A Tanzanian governor has declared war on gay people, setting up a special operations team in his police force to track down gays and jail them for life, for being who they are. Fikile... More »

Can politics save us?

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Environmental advocacy and concern, like promises made by politicians ahead of elections, seems to amount to nothing: little if any concrete actions result.  Chris Chatteris SJ questions how long governments and their citizens, and especially people of faith w... More »

The scam of populism — and why we fall for it

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It is popular to hear it said that ‘populism is popular’. Is it really? While it may be popular in that it has caught on and seems to be driving powerful, political global agendas, it is far from popular in a far more important sense: its import for us all. Je... More »

About to die — The Cliff Edge

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The mere mention of death startles most, leaving us uneasy. Imagine what it must be like for those who have to face death almost every day — and not only death but also those left in death’s wake. Shrikant Peters is a medical doctor. For him there is no escapi... More »

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