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Anti-vaxxers, or how the vaccine has divided the United States

In the last year, the United States has experienced more cases of COVID-19, including deaths, than any other country. Although almost half of the...

Stan Swamy, S.J., a Martyr of Our Time

May the New Year Bring a new awakening To all of us. May the new awakening Light a new flame In our hearts. May the new flame Help us discern truth...

Can We Retrieve Indian Democracy from the BJP’s Hindu Nationalist Agenda?

Seventy-three years after India was freed from British rule, our country finds itself enmeshed in a web of communalism and anti-people policies, with institutions...

Myanmar: From the «Golden Land of dreams» to a theatre of churning nightmares

(An urgent update after the coup on 1st Feb 2021:  This essay was initially written in December,2020, soon after election results. The democratic leader,...

Stan Swamy SJ, positive on COVID. From prison to hospital

Fr Stan Swamy had been showing symptoms of Covid 19 for the last two weeks.  On 14 May, in a telephone conversation, the 84-year-old...

Western Sahara: the last decolonization

Between the truth and a lie there are only four fingers: those that separate your eye from your ear. Because whatever you are told...

Central African Republic: Violence in the Heart of the Continent

I work in the Central African Republic. In South Africa? No, in Central Africa. Ah, and where is that? The response seems so obvious,...

Yemen: The worst humanitarian disaster

Yemen is one of the oldest cradles of civilization of the Near East. A prosperous land, “Eudaimon Arabia”, or “Arabia Felix” (happy Arabia) of...

Honduras: A Broken Country

Honduras, a small country with a privileged geographical site, with coasts on both oceans, land borders with three countries on the narrow territory of...

Since we’re talking about motherhood

We recently celebrated Mother’s Day, a day full of optimistic and often romanticised views of motherhood. Of course, we all like to be acknowledged...

My heart aches for Colombia

“I'm drowning, I'm drowning, I'm drowning in this sewer, and I ache for Spain in the depths of my heart.” (From a letter of Miguel de...

Love in time of bullets

A week ago, Sunday middnight at around 12:30, with premeditation and treachery, two armed men shouting wake up Fr. Christian. When he opens the...

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