In this reflection for the end of Anti-Poverty Week, Sandie Cornish considers the concept of integral human development, the approach of CatholicCare Sydney, and the temptation to spiritualise poverty.
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2013–2014 calls on the Christian community and all Australians to stand in solidarity with our neighbours around the world who are living in conditions of extreme poverty. They say that five groups in particular need our support: people who face severe hunger;… Read More »Lazarus at our Gate – Australian Bishops Social Justice Statement 2013
Context Pope Paul VI issued the social encyclical Populorum Progressio in 1967. It is also known by the English title On the Progress of Peoples. As the 1960s progressed the hopes of former colonies for freedom and economic development met many obstacles. Conflicts, poverty and inequality seemed to be growing.… Read More »Populorum Progressio – On Development