Category: Chama

Laying the foundations for peace

In a city torn apart by war and natural disaster, a parish is trying to lay the foundations for peace by building a sports ground. Parish priest...

Why we need social teaching

As we near the end of this series, one may pose the question: What is the place of the social teaching in Churchs pastoral action? What does...

The eternal quest for peace

Peace is a household word, pronounced and desired everywhere, yet it is a rare commodity. We want peace and often we get the opposite. What is the...

The Church in globalised times

Although international relations are inevitable in todays globalised world, some people are still ambivalent about them, owing especially to the inequitable dealings between nations.

A Christian campaign for peace

This month I take a break in the series on the Churchs social teachings and introduce you to a remarkable ecumenical campaign for justice, peace and reconciliation...

What politics is there for

In the New Testament Jesus acknowledges the need to be loyal to earthly rulers, but at the same time cautions against raising temporal authorities above God. In...

All work must be for God

If work is to help people fulfil themselves and live with dignity, then recourse to God in the manner of doing work is indispensable else work...

Pillars of human dignity

The Catholic Church identifies three pillars of the dignity of the human person in a truly human society: the common good, subsidiarity and solidarity.These also form the...