The CPLO has warned that shack-building is increasing due to high levels of unemployment and urbanisation, with the number of households living in backyard-dwellings up by 55% during the previous decade.
Category: Justice & Peace
As the United States approaches its annual day to remember the more than 1 million American combatants who have died in the country’s many wars, it is most appropriate to ask ourselves, “What would be the wisest and most loving way to celebrate Memorial Day?”
Father Pat Connor was on his way from a graduate class at the University of Memphis to St. Joseph Hospital to visit a priest friend the evening of April 4, 1968.
The Justice & Peace Commission of Durban archdiocese hosted a workshop on advocacy, lobbying and training at Albert Falls Conference Centre. The workshop was presented by archdiocese J&P coordinator Kalie Senyane, with chaplain Fr Cyril Xaba, Fr Sipho Mbatha of Eshowe diocese, Robert Mafinyori of the SACBC Justice & Peace Commission, and Dr Kudakwashe Shonhiwa of Peace Oasis International.
Bishop Abel Gabuza of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s Justice and Peace Commission (J&P) has called on the new minister of mineral resources to prioritise environmental challenges associated with mining, especially the protection of water against the pursuit of short-term economic gains in the mining industry.
The bishops’ Justice & Peace Commission has challenged 21 mining companies to explain why they use tax havens. New research conducted for J&P shows that the 21 companies have 117 subsidiaries in tax havens.
Tony Magliano discusses how Pope Francis has made two major stands – the death penalty and anti-nuke – placing the Church firmly in the seamless pro-life in all forms camp
The human rights of the vulnerable and the excluded in our society are being violated by unhygienic sanitation problems such as the bucket toilet system
Following Jesus in the Christian life is a very challenging way to live in that, among other things, we have an obligation to fight against the social evils that arise in society — we are supposed to make the world we live in a better world.
The government must take decisive and strategic action to reverse the escalation in the job crisis, the bishops’ Justice & Peace Commission has warned. Recent research findings on unemployment by the University of South Africa and Momentum, as well as figures by Statistics South Africa, paint a bleak picture.