Category: Cross

A rigorous examination of the role of religion in our society. Inspired by the movement to tax the church and eliminate its priviledged position as the preferred provider of outsourced welfare and driven by the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse, The Cross deals with the complex issues of spirtuality, meaning and belief as a mechanism of the state.

Religion steps into the politics of population and poverty

admin /14 December, 2008

Last month, the Pope made reference in his world peace day address to the “false correlation between poverty and birthrate.” The Pope has criticized population policy a number of times this year, observing in Sydney Australia during World Youth Week that developed nations have a population crisis and must increase their birth rates to re-establish population growth.

The focus on population growth has been building all year as a result of looming crises in water, food and energy supplies, coupled with the apparent failure of attempts to address World Poverty.

The irony of the fact that world leaders were in New York to discuss World Poverty on the day the financial markets decided to collapse has been lost on the two billion people in the world who do not have enough to eat and whose future looks more bleak than their past.