The Parliamentary Liaison Office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is the official vehicle for contact and dialogue between the Catholic Church in South Africa on the one hand, and the country’s Parliament and government on the other. It provides an avenue for the Church – as part of civil society – to contribute to debates on issues of public policy, to exert an influence for the common good in areas of political, economic and social concern, and to help shape legislative and policy developments.
The question of land reform in South Africa is articulated in the Constitution in very clear terms. The Preamble talks of South Africa as “our land”.
A number of events on the world stage have prompted strong responses from various faith communities to issues around itinerant people. The present Digest captures a wide sampling of such reflections and initiatives.
We all have the capacity to develop an addiction. However, while some addictions, like running or knitting, are harmless, others such as alcohol, drugs and gambling will impact negatively on the addict, the family and the community.
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Government has put forward alternative forms of land ownership to enhance the process of land reform, from collectives to 50/50. What exactly are these programmes and systems, and are they working?
Amoris Laetitia: Where to from here? Some Thoughts on the Interpretation of the Document
“For us the economy is about society deciding about how to share its resources so that all people have access to the goods and services they require to live at a level of dignity…