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Post Tagged 'united nations'

The Moral Mess Of Myanmar

Greed. Lust. Corruption. Thirst for power. A wretched lack of compassion for human life. That is Myanmar. Myanmar is home to 1.3 million Rohingya, a religious and cultural minority in what was once known as Burma. Continue Reading...

Ridding Labor Supply Chains Of Human Trafficking

Trafficked workers striking against Signal International While sex trafficking gets a lot of media attention, labor trafficking is the larger problem globally. Recently, the largest court case ever involving labor trafficking was settled in Mississippi against Signal International. Continue Reading...

Acton Commentary: ‘Christ and Crisis’ Today

Charles Malik. Photo credit: LIFE Magazine. In today’s Acton Commentary, I highlight a little book by the Lebanese diplomat, philosopher, and theologian Charles Malik, Christ and Crisis (1962). With regard to its continuing relevance, I write, Malik would urge us to have the courage to take up our crosses today, each in our own capacities and competencies, putting the life of the spirit first, not settling for easy answers and scorning all distractions. Continue Reading...

The Power Of Youth, But Let’s Not Get Carried Away

The United Nations has just published its State of the World Population Report 2014, “1.8 Billion Strong: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future.” I always enjoy a good read from the United Nations, and this does not fail to provide much fodder for discussion. Continue Reading...