Roundup: Peace and justice, internet rights, food crisis, gospel in brief, happiness
Peace cannot be separated from justice and wisdom, nor politics from relationships, a panel discussion on conflict as a positive source of change suggested. It requires transformation not just resolution.
An initiative has emerged in defence of the internet: the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a short manifesto for a free and open internet.
The United Nations, aid agencies and the British Government have lined up to attack the world’s largest commodities trading company, Glencore, after it described the current global food crisis and soaring world prices as a “good” business opportunity.
“Keep it simple. In ten words or less, what’s the Christian message?”
While overall happiness is high – more than 75 per cent of people are not at all troubled by negative thoughts – the index shows that 4 per cent of Australian adults, more than 500,000, are actively troubled by the quite desperate thought that life is not worth living.