• Vatican Academy head says UN should push “global social change”

    Vatican Academy head says UN should push “global social change”

    • May 3, 2017

    The President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Science, Margaret Archer says the Catholic Church is targeting international non-governmental organizations, such at the United Nations, to promote policies to bring about social change. She said the major problems facing society – such as carbon emissions, asylum seekers, terrorism – are international, not national, challenges.

  • Britain’s snap general election will be decided by Brexit — and history

    • Apr 19, 2017

    The people of the United Kingdom will be heading to the polls in a snap election on June 8, a contest the ruling Conservative Party is set to dominate. However, the election will help settle debates within the Conservative Party itself, since British politics is increasingly defined by the localism versus globalism dichotomy that is reshaping the western political discourse, and is present in Conservative disagreements over those who favor a “hard” versus a “soft” Brexit.

  • What Prince Charles might want to discuss with Pope Francis

    What Prince Charles might want to discuss with Pope Francis

    • Apr 4, 2017

    Pope Francis will welcome this afternoon Prince Charles of Wales in the Vatican. The two have many issues in common: From the protection of the environment and persecuted Christians, to their reservations about the rise of scapegoating populism. But Austen Ivereigh suggests the two might want to talk about an issue they both consider important, but on which they might not always see eye to eye.