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Pope Francis washes the feet of Muslim migrants, says we are ‘children of the same God’

Pope Francis washes the feet of Muslim migrants, says we are ‘children of the same God’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ritual was performed in the wake of a terrorist attack in Brussels, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
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Pope-onomics: Francis’ keys to a better economy – and world

Pope-onomics: Francis’ keys to a better economy – and world | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over and over, Pope Francis has turned to grass-roots social movements, rather than economists, as his source of hope for change.
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Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican & the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical

Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican & the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Following the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, a major conference on climate change was held at the Vatican. Speakers included our guest, Naomi Klein, author of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.” We speak to Klein about her trip to the Vatican and the importance of the pope’s message – not only on climate change, but the global economy.
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Pope Francis on the need for structural social change | P2P Foundation

Pope Francis on the need for structural social change | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“In conclusion, I would like to repeat: the future of humanity does not lie solely in the hands of great leaders, the great powers and the elites. It is fundamentally in the hands of peoples and in their ability to organize. It is in their hands, which can guide with humility and conviction this process …
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A Radical Vatican?

A Radical Vatican? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
'When I was first asked to speak at a Vatican press conference on Pope Francis's recently published climate-change encyclical, 'Laudato Si,' I was convinced that the invitation would soon be rescinded. Now the press conference and, after it, a two-day symposium to explore the encyclical is just two days away. This is actually happening.' Naomi Klein, The New Yorker
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The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty

The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis's recently released Encyclical "Laudato Si" makes a strong moral case for climate action. It is a powerfully-written, wide-ranging document, and is already influencing decision makers and observers preparing for the U.N. climate conference taking place in December.
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Pope Francis’s environmental message brings thousands on to streets in Rome

Pope Francis’s environmental message brings thousands on to streets in Rome | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Vatican officials to discuss climate change and environment with scientists and activists including Naomi Klein
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Papal Encyclical Heartens Proponents of Fossil-Fuel Divestment

Papal Encyclical Heartens Proponents of Fossil-Fuel Divestment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By addressing the threat of climate change so forcefully, Pope Francis is likely to add momentum to the movement by big institutions to sell holdings tied to fossil fuels.
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Pope Francis Aligns Himself With Mainstream Science on Climate

Pope Francis Aligns Himself With Mainstream Science on Climate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If anything, environmental scientists say, the pope may have bent over backward to offer a cautious interpretation of the scientific facts.
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How Pope Francis just destroyed the GOP’s religious con artists

How Pope Francis just destroyed the GOP’s religious con artists | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Republicans love to flaunt their religion, but only if it conforms to their politics. Francis just made that harder
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Eight Ingredients of the First Third World Encyclical

Eight Ingredients of the First Third World Encyclical | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
'Laudato Si'' comes from a non-European. What difference does this make?
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Why we fight for the living world: it's about love, and it's time we said so | George Monbiot

Why we fight for the living world: it's about love, and it's time we said so | George Monbiot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis reminds us that our relationship to the natural world is about love, not just goods and services
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Alaskan Judge Wants Pope Francis Blockchain Endorsement

Alaskan Judge Wants Pope Francis Blockchain Endorsement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An Alaskan commentator and judge has called for the world to embrace blockchain network while explaining Pope Francis blockchain technology's potential. 

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Where's the missing part, Naomi Klein? Ask Pope Francis and Mohammed Mesbahi | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Where's the missing part, Naomi Klein? Ask Pope Francis and Mohammed Mesbahi | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The latest book by Naomi Klein is essentially a call to share the world’s resources, but its theory of social change is missing a crucial factor: a profound awareness of the reality of hunger and life-threatening deprivation.
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Pontifex Economicus

Pontifex Economicus | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The subtitle of Pope Francis’ stunning new encyclical, “‘Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home,” belies the preference of some that a pontiff not venture into economic matters—Jeb Bush, for instance.
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The place of the Commons in the Pope's climate change Encyclical | P2P Foundation

The place of the Commons in the Pope's climate change Encyclical | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

175. The same mindset which stands in the way of making radical decisions to reverse the trend of global warming also stands in the way of achieving the goal of eliminating poverty. A more responsible overall approach is needed to deal with both problems: the reduction of pollution and the development of poorer countries and regions. The twenty-first century, while maintaining systems of governance inherited from the past, is witnessing a weakening of the power of nation states, chiefly because the economic and financial sectors, being transnational, tends to prevail over the political. Given this situation, it is essential to devise stronger and more efficiently organized international institutions, with functionaries who are appointed fairly by agreement among national governments, and empowered to impose sanctions.

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Pope Francis: Speech at World Meeting of Popular Movements

Pope Francis: Speech at World Meeting of Popular Movements | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"In conclusion, I would like to repeat: the future of humanity does not lie solely in the hands of great leaders, the great powers and the elites. It is fundamentally in the hands of peoples and in their ability to organize. It is in their hands, which can guide with humility and conviction this process of change. I am with you. Let us together say from the heart: no family without lodging, no rural worker without land, no laborer without rights, no people without sovereignty, no individual without dignity, no child without childhood, no young person without a future, no elderly person without a venerable old age."


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Pope Francis Is Worried About Greece

Pope Francis Is Worried About Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis urged prayers for Greece and its people Wednesday, saying the country was weathering a "keenly felt human and social crisis."
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Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle

Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican
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The Papal Letter (3): The Technology Critique of Pope Francis | P2P Foundation

The Papal Letter (3): The Technology Critique of Pope Francis | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpts selected by Hudson Luce: Section “106. The basic problem goes even deeper: it is the way that humanity has taken up technology and its development according to an undifferentiated and one-dimensional paradigm. This paradigm exalts the concept of a subject who, using logical and rational procedures, progressively approaches and gains control over an external …
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US Catholics ready to follow Pope's 'marching orders' on climate change

US Catholics ready to follow Pope's 'marching orders' on climate change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Religious leaders say pontiff’s call for action brings urgency to existing support for environmental measures in Obama administrations’s climate plan
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Pope Francis is a bit like Naomi Klein in a cassock | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

Pope Francis is a bit like Naomi Klein in a cassock | Giles Fraser: Loose canon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Loose canon: Free-market capitalism makes no distinction between human beings’ wants and needs. This is catastrophic for both the planet and our personal happiness alike
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The Papal Letter (2): Eight spiritual and political innovations, including the concept of the commons | P2P Foundation

The Papal Letter (2): Eight spiritual and political innovations, including the concept of the commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It places the commons over property. “God rejects every claim to absolute ownership,” Pope Francis writes. While the world’s rich justify their pollution on the basis of property rights, Catholic tradition upholds private property only as long as it fosters stewardship for the common good. Excerpted from Nathan Scnheider: “Initially drafted by Cardinal Peter Turkson …
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How Pope Francis Can Stop Leaks: Make Encyclicals Open-Source

How Pope Francis Can Stop Leaks: Make Encyclicals Open-Source | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's what the Vatican could learn from Wikipedia.
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