In the past few months, we’ve seen a number of policies aimed at increasing enforcement at the US/MX border and deterring migrants from seeking safety and security in the US. Before we get into those specific policies, however, let’s take a step back.
The significance of this Pan-Amazonian Synod extends beyond the Amazon region and has implications for the whole Church and all people concerned about the future of our planet.
Many countries with high levels of natural resource wealth also have higher rates of income inequality. This is known as the “resource curse,” or the “paradox of plenty.”
Extractive industries are a major contributor to climate change, since they are responsible for extracting the natural resources whose consumption and extraction release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
"From the Hill" is the Columban Center's recap of some of the month's most pressing issues. Staying up-to-date on current events seems especially overwhelming these days, so we're here to offer the Columban take on what's happening in Washington, DC and around the world.