Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Barr’

Fiji’s poor getting poorer because of demands of village and church Comments 0

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Poor Fijians are becoming poorer because of the traditional demands of village and church, says Father Kevin Barr from the People’s Community Network. He says that the number of people living in squatter settlements is likely to increase. Many now living in the settlements used to work in the sugarcane industry and have moved into Read more

Fr Kevin Barr urges Fiji Trade Union bodies to unite Comments 0

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The  chairman of the Fiji Wages Council, Father Kevin Barr, has repeated an earlier call for the FTUC and Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions (FICTU) to consider coming together under one umbrella in the interest of better addressing workers’ issues. “We have an unprecedented opportunity for the two organisations to come together and speak Read more

Kevin Barr on greed and the economic crisis Comments 0

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Fiji based social justice advocate, Father Kevin Barr, has launched a new booklet in which he argues that greed, individual and corporate, lies at the heart of the current global economic crisis. Key issues discussed in the booklet include: The “scandalous” aspects of wealth and poverty in the US and other countries; The current growing Read more

Kevin Barr celebrates jubilee by asking forgiveness Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Last week Father Kevin Barr celebrated 50 years of priesthood by celebrating Mass with Archbishop Petero Mataca. He used the occasion to ask for forgiveness. “A few months ago I wrote a little booklet on forgiveness and in it quoted the story of a Jewish Rabbi in New York who in his final sermon in the synagogue Read more