The Aeta people with their harvests. Photo: PREDA
Posted in Cullen's Corner Social Justice

The greater value of fair trade

It’s a magnificent story of turning un-saleable mangos into high-value, internationally-certified organic mango puree. In…

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A woman’s hands are pictured in this photo illustration depicting the effects of human trafficking. Photo: CNS photo/St. Louis Review
Posted in Cullen's Corner Human Rights

The defenders of human rights

The sale of human beings by human traffickers into the bondage of sex slavery is an atrocious form of human rights violation. This modern kind of slavery is not the same as human exploitation of the past but it is very much with us today in our world and it is greater than it ever was. Sex tourism and online child sexual exploitation are contributing to the expanding sex trade

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Photo: UCAN/Angie de Silva
Posted in Cullen's Corner

The Real Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is upon us, a celebration of the birth of the most charismatic and influential…

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Participants look at a screen showing a world map depicting climate anomalies during the World Climate Change Conference at Le Bourge, France, in December 2015. File photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in Cullen's Corner Faith and the Environment Features | Commentary

Saving the planet and ourselves

The greater risk, according to some climate advocates, is what Guterres said: that the “point of no return is no longer over the horizon.”

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Posted in Cullen's Corner Human Rights Social Justice

Human trafficking the most evil enslavement

Human trafficking for sexual exploitation is the most insidious and evil form of enslavement. That…

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