Laudato Si

productive LAND IS A GOOD FOR ALL

productive LAND IS A GOOD FOR ALL

October 18.  Land and farming are very tricky questions for people today.  Andries and Thabo were students at the Agricultural College together.  They often debated whether it was to get rich or to work for food security for the people. Andries said, “My oupa warned…

FAMILIES CARRY HEAVY BURDENS

FAMILIES CARRY HEAVY BURDENS

October 13. It is a known fact that abuse and neglect of the elderly is not uncommon.   Even in their own homes, or living with children and grandchildren, or in institutions they may not be as well cared for and protected as they should be.  A blot on…

DIVERSITY IN OUR WORLD OF FAMILIES

DIVERSITY IN OUR WORLD OF FAMILIES

I’m engaged in some research on family diversity for a project, but became distracted by the opening event of COP 15, THE BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE, part 2 of the UN international conference on biodiversity, which has just opened in China.  It is one of the two…

SQUARING UP IN THE NUMBERS GAME.

SQUARING UP IN THE NUMBERS GAME.

I was mulling over what it is about numbers.  It could be power, energy, influence, safety or strength and possibly even weakness.  Who first discovered numbers and counting?  Researchers state that around 20 000 years ago there is some evidence that counting by…

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