Articles tagged with: Peter Henriot SJ

What is Development? Promoting the Good of Every Person and of the Whole Person

on Tuesday, 13 November 2007. Posted in Issue 56 The Anniversary Issue

Peter Henriot SJ, Director of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, Lusaka, Zambia
November 2007

Zambian crops threatened by GMOs?

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The year 2007 marked the fortieth anniversary of the publication Populorum Progressio (The Development of Peoples), Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, and the twentieth anniversary of Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (The Social Concern of the Church), the encyclical issued by Pope John Paul II.1 In my view, commemoration of documents written many years ago is worthwhile only if it contributes to understanding of the present and offers hope for the future. Such commemoration should move us to that ‘action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world’ which is central to the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.2


Connecting Debt and Trade

on Tuesday, 07 December 2004. Posted in Issue 49 The Garda Síochána Bill 2004 (Somone will be watching you!), 2004

November 2004

Connecting Debt and Trade from a Development Perspective
Peter Henriot SJ*

How Do We Define ‘Development\'?

Before examining the connections between debt and trade, it is worthwhile to reflect on what we mean when we talk about a ‘development perspective\'. It is now widely accepted that economic models that are not people-centred have led us to the current global crisis of deepening poverty, degradation of rights, destruction of the environment and increased danger of conflict and terrorism.