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 Gaza and the Palestinian Tragedy
Gaza and the Palestinian Tragedy

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on since the creation of the state of Israel, in 1948. The Oslo Agreement, signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in1993, brought about the establishment in 1994 of the Palestinian National Authority and a progressive self-rule of the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank. The unilateral withdrawal of the Israelis from the Gaza Strip in 2005, provoked a sharp division between Hamas and Al Fatah. The rule of Gaza by Hamas resulted in continuous clashes with Israel that still go on today.

28/11/2012
 Immigration
Immigration

The issue of immigration is one of the most hotly debated issues in the United States and Europe. While in the US, the main group in question is the Latinos, in Europe the largest group of immigrants is made up of people from Muslim countries. This dossier consists in interviews and articles around the question of immigration, both legal and illegal, assimilation, and influences on politics and religion.

16/09/2011
 The Value of Life
The Value of Life
The myth of “the good death” is behind the support to euthanasia and assisted suicide, but it hides a substantial undervaluation of life. The assertion of an unlimited “right” on own life is not so dissimilar to the claim of the state to kill people through the “legal” death penalty.
25/12/2010
 Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Religion
Religious freedom is an issue of burning relevance, that is still subjected today to innumerable attacks. The attack on the public presence of religion in the society is yet not limited to dictatorial states, but is affecting democratic societies as well in the name of a misunderstood neutrality of the State.
24/12/2010
 Christians under Attack
Christians under Attack

Christians, whatever their denomination, are victims of bloody persecution around the world, from the Middle East to India, from African countries to Pakistan. In this report, analyzes and testimonies of missionaries, experts and journalists. To understand the causes of this attack, which is renewed every day and realize that the persecutions are not inherited from the past, but sad reality in many countries.

03/11/2010
 The right to live
The right to live

Modern techniques of artificial fertilisation pose many juridical and ethic problems and the concept of procreation itself is put in question. This is an issue which involves not only science, but religion, politics and the law

15/10/2010
 The Middle East
The Middle East

The Middle East continues to be the centre of an unresolved crisis which perpetrates great suffering for the local people and threatens the world’s stability

14/10/2010
 The Way of the Cross  in the World
The Way of the Cross in the World

Easter is the memory of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. His Resurrection means that Jesus is contemporaneous with every moment of our future history and of each human being. The Way of the Cross intends to participate in this Event

14/10/2010
 Economic & Financial Crisis
Economic & Financial Crisis

The financial crisis started in the Unites States in 2008 has become a worldwide crisis which has greatly affected the whole economy. Economists are still analysing the reasons and wondering about the possible ways out

14/10/2010
 Family
Family

The concept of family itself is now in question and many extremely different interpretations have been proposed. Indeed, is the “traditional” concept of family - which is at the basis of our civilisation - definitely out of the running?

13/10/2010
 The Big Society
The Big Society

In his political agenda, British Prime Minister David Cameron has put forward the concept of the Big Society, but its origin is to be found in the principle of subsidiarity of the social teaching of the Catholic Church

13/10/2010