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UK/ Help To Build...Voter Support by 2015

British voters have increasingly named housing as the top concern deciding their vote for 2015. ResPublica's LORENA PAPAMANCI responds to Labour's new housing strategy
Lorena Papamanci

IRAQ/ Winters: The Execution of James Foley

These brave journalists, as James Foley, who cover war zones perform an essential task by forcing us to face the cruelties in the world. Shame on us if we look away. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

ENERGY/ We Need a Stronger Carbon Price to Justify Shale

Professor SAMUEL FANKHAUSER examines the policy measures needed to ensure shale gas extraction is commensurate with our wider climate change objectives, compared with natural gas and coal
Samuel Fankhauser

MIDDLE EAST/ Leah Shakdiel: Disintegration of Israeli Society into Racism and Apartheid

In this interview with Terrasanta.net, LEAH SHAKDIEL, a Zionist and militant for the rights of the Palestinians, urges an opposition to the increase of violence also on the side of Israel
Manuela Borraccino

WORKERS/ Catholic Social Teaching and public-employee unions

According to RICHARD GARNETT the political community, as an employer, has obligations to citizens and future generations that can affect the "right to unionize" of public employees
Richard Garnett

GAZA/ Pro Terra Sancta: The emergency continues, the needs are huge

The two priests of the parish of the Sacred Family and six nuns are assisting children and disabled young people in Gaza, people who are in need of everything. From ATS PRO TERRA SANCTA

UNIVERSITY/ Student loans are turning up the heat on the economy

ResPublica's JESSICA TREVELLICK highlights the damage to the economy and individuals of overbearing student debt, and some possible solutions on the basis of the UK and the US experiences
Jessica Trevellick

THE SHARING ECONOMY/ Using Technology to Change the World

Since we live on a planet of finite resources, we need to realise that the future will be based on sharing. The role of technology in this new sharing economy. By BENITA MATOFSKA
Benita Matofska

CATHOLIC VOICES/ Catholic Church urges global action to assist victims of Iraq ‘catastrophe’

CATHOLIC VOICES report on the call for international action in Iraq by Catholic Church leaders in London, Brussels and Rome and by the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue

SECULARISM/ Garnett: School vouchers, intolerance, and justice

It will be an increasingly difficult political and legal fight to preserve Catholic institutions' ability and freedom to be, if they want to be, Catholic institutions. By RICHARD GARNETT
Richard Garnett

WESTERN POLICY/ Winters:The Mideast Crises & Morality

Israel and the West need to be as clever at creating peace as they are at fighting wars and remember that the costs of war are always greater than the costs of peace. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

RIMINI MEETING/ John Waters: “Where I found something about myself”

An exhibition at the 2014 Rimini Meeting, to be held on August 24th-30th, tells AVSI story in Kenya, Ecuador and Brazil. Here the introduction by the Irish writer JOHN WATERS
John Waters

EUROPEAN SEMESTER/ A contribution against poverty by enterprises

Profit enterprises play an essential role in the fight against poverty. But in order to benefit the whole society involvement of non-profit organizations is necessary, as witnessed by AVSI

WORLD WAR I/ Winters: War, Then & Now

People who lived through World War I could not imagine that statesmen in the future would fail to grasp the necessity of avoiding war. A hope that proved illusory. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

STRASBOURG/ No human right to same-sex marriage

Strasbourg has rightly read its human rights charter stating that, while a state has the power to redefine marriage, it cannot create a human right but only recognize it. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
Austen Ivereigh

EUROPEAN SEMESTER/ Feeding the planet through democracy and diversity

A debate about European policies and the right to food promoted by CONCORD Italy and Expo of Peoples. AVSI Foundation took part in the event with its experience in the field of nutrition

PRISONS/ Football has its rules, world has its rights. Human rights in Brazil

Faced with the overcrowding of its traditional prisons, Brazil has developed an alternative prison system, where detainees are regarded more as people undergoing rehabilitation. By AVSI

US/ Religion & the Founding: Winters' Wrap Up

Too often, secularists have ignored the influence of religion in early Republican America, and Christians have sought to claim the founding as a Christian event. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

CHRISTIANS/ "What you receive is the mystery that means you"

Going to Church, participating in and receiving the holy Eucharist, is an indispensable part of being a Christian: “To receive the mystery that means you.” (St Augustine). By SCOTT DODGE
Scott Dodge

R.I.P./ Johnny Winter: A powerful beauty of the human soul

“With tons of gratitude I say a prayer for Johnny thanking him that his passion moved me and inspired me to pursue music with true force.” Musician JONATHAN FIELDS says
Jonathan Fields
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