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Conflict-Minerals Unchained

On the 9th of February of this year, through one of the internet news sources I follow from the USA called, ‘Reader Supported News’ (RSN), I was dismade to read about a leaked Trump Presidential memo that would free US … Continue reading

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Backward Step on Climate Change

The election of Donald Trump to the US presidency has certainly had an impact on those of us concerned about the environment and Climate Change. Trump has stated that he does not believe Climate Change is actually taking place and … 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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The Marrakesh Declaration

In the lead-up to Easter, UK Prime Minister David Cameron committed his government to fighting the persecution of Christians abroad, saying no group is under more pressure for its faith. He is not alone in making the claim. In February, … Continue reading

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Passionist International JPIC Workshop, Rome, 2015

A Passionist International workshop seminal on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation was held at our mother house in Rome from the 13th to the 19th of April this year. Fr. Kevin Dance CP of our Australian Province, and a … Continue reading

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A Realistic Reappraisal of Fossil Fuels in Light of Climate Change

The United Nations and the majority of scientists around the world are agreed that Climate change is a reality. There is less agreement as to the degree to which human activity contributes to it, though the leaning is toward us … 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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