Posts Tagged ‘London Riots’

Pope: create fairness and jobs to stop riots Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The Pope has blamed the recent riots on the erosion of moral values in Britain and warned the Coalition that more trouble was likely if it did not bring down unemployment and spread wealth more fairly.

The pope spoke out as he welcomed Britain’s new ambassador to the Vatican, Nigel Baker, on what was his 43rd birthday.

Mr Baker presented his letters of credential to the Pontiff in a colourful ceremony at his summer lakeside residence.

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Youth need education in technology ethics Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

When Marshall McLuhan’s ground-breaking work in mass communication theory catapulted him into the spotlight more than 30 years ago, the internet and social media were faint blips on the world’s technological radar screen. What many people do not know is that the late University of Toronto professor and Roman Catholic convert also referred to the Read more

No shortage of opinion on Rioters Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

There is no shortage of opinion about the UK rioter: “They do not watch royal weddings or notice test matches”, “How many [of the looters] come from homes without a father” “All we hear about is these scumbags on the street…”Shoot them. I would be in favour of shooting them.” Symon Hill takes some of Read more

Pray for London on post-it-notes Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

A traditional religious response in times of trouble is to pray. Not in expectation of divine intervention, instead it’s a way of expressing pain, recognising our shared humanity and dreaming of a hopeful future lived within the Earth, the only home we have. At one of the workshops during the  ‘Let’s Pray – Kia inoi Tatou’ symposium hosted Read more

Riots in NZ? Social unrest in New Zealand inevitable Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The social unrest plaguing London has been brewing for years and a Christchurch youth affairs expert says that, because the problems are just, as bad social unrest in New Zealand is inevitable. Bronwyn Hayward has been based in England studying political issues affecting youth culture for the past three years. She said the riots that have attracted the Read more

Riots in London – Churches Respond Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Many faith communities are working together on the front line after the riots in London and other cities and towns in the UK. Haringey Citizens, is an alliance of civil-society institutions including St Ignatius Church and St Ignatius College. They are are part of Citizens UK, a national broad-based alliance of schools, colleges, universities, churches, mosques, synagogues, Read more