Posts Tagged ‘Globalisation’

Humanity is challenged to reconcile ecology and food security

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
Food security

At a time of climate change and unprecedented demographic growth, a researcher who analyses thematic themes such as the dynamics of globalisation and human security a calls for placing food issues at the heart of our policies. “We must not forget that 735 million people are in a state of chronic hunger and more than Read more

Low fertility rates — a phase?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

NEW HAVEN: It’s no surprise that the world’s population is at an all-time high – exceeding 7 billion – although many might not know that it increased by 5 billion during the past century alone, rising from less than 2 billion in 1914. And many people would be surprised – even shocked – to know Read more

Globalisation and our shared responsibility

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

“Humanity today must strive towards the goal of integral human development” said Pope Benedict XVI Thursday as he welcomed 12 new ambassadors to the Holy See. Among those presenting their letters of credence were representatives from Trinidad and Tobago, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the Swiss Confederation, Burundi, Thailand, Pakistan, Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan, the Principality of Andorra, Sri Lanka and Burkina Faso.

Breaking with a tradition first established by Paul VI, the Holy Father delivered one general discourse to all ambassadors present, which focused on themes close to the Pope’s heart; our growing interdependence in the era of globalization and in parallel our increased shared responsibility for mankind and creation.

He said today we must all be aware that “we are all responsible for everything” and that we must pursue the common good by promoting solidarity among generations, protecting the dignity of every human being and protecting nature. And without the fear that this common responsibility clashes with religious and cultural differences.

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