In its Discussion Paper, "Goals for the Rich - Indispensable for a Universal Post-2015 Agenda", the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives states that for the Sustainable Development Goals to be truly universal and global, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR) must be applied.
No one familiar with Catholic social teaching, going back to Pope Leo XIII’s social encyclical On the Condition of the Working Class (Rerum Novarum) of 1891, should be surprised at Pope Francis' views in his July trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, writes Redemptorist Father Bruce Duncan.
Caritas Australia is the international aid and development agency of the Australian Catholic Church. Caritas Australia has asked Catholic Religious Australia to support its campaign to protect Australia’s Foreign Aid Budget.
Do you remember the days of “the dole bludger”; the Media headlines that shouted, “They could get a job if they really wanted one.” Do you remember the shame, the secrecy, and the pressure on the unemployed to find a job, asks Sister Carmel Hanson rsj*.