Vatican synod: Evolution, revolution or just a discussion?

Two-week Vatican synod about Catholic Church’s teaching on family life will take place from Sunday.

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In America is it police vs Afroamericans?

E.g. only in Missouri, according to some statistics, African Americans were 66 percent more likely than whites to be stopped by police in 2013. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics blacks were more likely than whites or Hispanics to experience use or threat of force during their most recent contact with police (available statistics from 2008). With Michael Brown’s case in Ferguson, what is behind similar statistics, in your opinion? Could it be somehow justified, or is it simply discriminatory, or even racist?

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Civil unions for Italy?

Italian PM Matteo Renzi said: Gay rights will be the same as those for married heterosexual couples.  Many people consider Italy as a pretty conservative country. Would you say that Renzi is risking some backlash with this initiative or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.

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American middle class today resembles past’s poor?

Ex-president Jimmy Carter said that income gap in the US has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House.  But… Read few comment.

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Who thinks about wages and working conditions when companies are hopping around the world?

Last time we have been discussing Bangladesh labor force after the terrible tragedy in Dhaka textile company. But the textile industry is moving even from Bangladesh looking for even cheaper labor force e. g. Ethiopia. Doing this is basically pretty usual for any industry but if companies can move globally quite easily should also working standards be improved and strengthened somehow and what would be your suggestion on this? Read few comments.

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Lebanon and Syrian refugees: Problems and challenges

Read short interview with Raghda Ziadeh. She works as a project coordinator for a Lebanese non-governmental and non-profit organization DCL Foundation.

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On Chinese economic growth, corruption and ecological civilization

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