Justice in the Global Economy: Building sustainable and inclusive communities

ABSTRACT – In June 2016, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, sent a document to his fellow Jesuits proposing a greater commitment to the cause of global economic justice in order to better serve our brothers and...


Restorative Justice in Brazil: The Educational Method of APAC Prisons

ABSTRACT – In the dark world of prisons, an experience exists in Brazil that is like a ray of light: there, prisoners are not numbers, rather they are referred to by name; they have tasks to carry out; they are imprisoned in...


Europe in an Exercise of Social Imagination

ABSTRACT – “Following the 2015/16 peak of refugee arrivals in Europe, attention has now shifted toward effectively integrating migrants into their new communities. While migration policy remains a national responsibility, central and local authorities recognize that integration needs to happen where people...


The Popular Conscience of the Church: A brief itinerary from 'Ecclesiam Suam' to 'Evangelii Gaudium'

ABSTRACT – At the beginning of his exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (EG), Pope Francis cites the encyclical letter Ecclesiam Suam (ES) of St. Paul VI, citing these significant words: “Paul VI invited us to deepen the call to renewal and to make it clear...


A Family Affair: Kore-eda Hirokazu’s film Shoplifter

ABSTRACT – With a discreet eye and bristling sensitivity, Japanese film director Kore-eda Hirokazu examines a group of people (a family?) living on the margins of a crowded city. What does living on the margins mean? It means having no roots, surviving...


The History of Relations between the Holy See and China

ABSTRACT – Relations between the Holy See and China since the 19th century have seen changing fortunes: from the Opium Wars to the French protectorate over missions in China, from the dramatic Boxer Rebellion to diplomatic relations being established, from the rise...


Confidence in the Journey of the Church in China

ABSTRACT – With his “Message to the Catholics of China and to the Universal Church,”[1] September 26, 2018, the most authoritative voice, the pope himself, explained the significance of the agreement signed on September 22, 2018, in Beijing between the Holy See and...


Nelson Mandela: His Life and Legacy

ABSTRACT – Introduction The 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was celebrated on July 18, 2018. Co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1993) and recipient of numerous honors, Mandela was the first president of post-apartheid democratic South Africa (1994-1999)...