Posts Tagged: Pope Francis
There are more refugees adrift in the world today than ever before. If they formed a country, it would be the 24th most populous on the planet.
The G7 says they want to wean the world off climate-changing fuels. But not till 2100.
Francis recognizes that there's no way to stop climate change without confronting the way the world does business. That's huge.
Do the statements of Pope Francis represent institutional shifts or are they just window dressing?
Three reasons to be (a little) cheerful about the state of the world last year.
Pope Francis' seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's Apartheid Wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.
Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.
Pope Francis trending up, nuke-activist priest down.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.