Tag Archives: structural evil

The Price of Palm Oil

If you look up Wikipedia for general information on palm oil, it explains that it is an edible vegetable oil derived from the reddish pulp of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm. Along with coconut … Continue reading

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Power Over Justice

As members of the Passionist Congregation of the Province of the Holy Spirit, which takes in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and Vietnam, I can confidently say that my Province has been greatly heartened by the efforts of Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Cobalt and Congo

In my blog article last March I gave an update on my further research into Coltan (Columbite Tantalite), a ‘conflict mineral’ whose importance in modern technological devices has fueled a bloody civil war that to date has resulted in around … Continue reading

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Corporations and Democracy

In her book, “Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological – Economic Vocation,” Lutheran theologian, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, charges that the power given to the Corporation robs people of true democracy. She points out that Democratic theory considers freedom as the freedom … Continue reading

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The Curse of Coltan

Columbite-tantalite — Coltan for short — is a dull metallic ore found in major quantities in the eastern areas of Congo. When refined, Coltan becomes metallic tantalum, a heat-resistant powder that can hold a high electrical charge. These properties make … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Structural Sin

While the public acknowledgment by scientists, world governments and world leaders that climate change (and human culpability in its cause) is no longer a theory but a reality is heartening, our failure to respond appropriately has led me to reflect … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Structural Sin

While the public acknowledgment by scientists, world governments and world leaders that climate change (and human culpability in its cause) is no longer a theory but a reality is heartening, our failure to respond appropriately has led me to reflect … Continue reading

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