"There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God."---Mother Teresa
Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) and Trudeau’s national climate plan: is the Grand Bargain workable?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau maintains that the Kinder Morgan TMX was the price Canada has to pay for his Government’s climate plan based on a carbon tax; in other words his position is that we need both. Trudeau’s Liberals have staked much of their legacy on forging a grand bargain on resources.
What is the Grand Bargain’s national climate change plan?
Trudeau’s plan met with opposition from both those who oppose the pipeline and those who oppose the tax.
Where do Canadian Secular Franciscan stand on these issues? All over the place!
(Something to discuss in your fraternity)
by Andrew Conradi, ofs (former National JPIC Animator) and FVC Editor
Editor's Comment: We like this passage and thought we should share it. It is taken from the book "Francis of Assisi - A model for human liberation" by Leonardo Boff, page 115. The book is rich in its exploration of the spirituality of St Francis and how it relates to us and the world today. - FVC
And St Teresa of Calcutta is quoted in saying: "God does not require that we be successful, only that we be faithful. "
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