From Dark Clouds to an Open World
By Neilan D’souza
The world we live in has become an unjust world. The sense of belonging to a single human family is fading, and the dream of working together for justice and peace seems outdated. Civilization almost everywhere is suffering from political distress, armed conflicts, discrimination, homelessness and environmental catastrophes. Corporations and Governments everywhere are favouring economic power and growth over well-being of the people by exploiting natural resources, oppressing indigenous communities and others of their rights, and leaving behind a trail of destruction which leave communities no choice but to suffer.
Even though we have numerous global institutions fostering Peace, Justice and Solidarity; in today’s world, it has become immensely difficult to enforce good practices and sustain peace in this world.
As outlined by Pope Francis, we are living under Dark clouds in a closed world which needs healing. This healing will not be possible if we continue to live in a self-centred and selfish manner. Each day offers us a new opportunity and a new possibility to take an active part in renewing and supporting our troubled societies. We have the space we need for co-responsibility in creating and putting into place new processes of change. We need to utilize these spaces and build inclusive societies which look beyond ethnical, cultural, racial, religious and communal differences so that we can foster a just and peaceful world.
In this third issue of our E-Newsletter we invite our readers to reflect on the various atrocities taking place in the world around us and join us in solidarity to uphold and promote peace and justice in our daily lives