The Pope and the paradigm shift

The Pope and the paradigm shift

Just how deeply Pope Francis is feared and loathed is exemplified by the rise of ultra-conservative Catholic movements on the internet, says…...

The current transformation of the Catholic Church has been likened, prosaically, to a change of gear, or more delicately, as a “revolution in tenderness” – the words of the great and sadly lamented Jean Vanier, whose death was announced this week. Vanier’s own life epitomised that revolution: he was a man who “prepared the way of the Lord”. The more contentious and perhaps more ambivalent phrase for the process initiated and being led by Pope Francis is “paradigm shift”, and opponents of this papacy have latched on to it as summarising all they despise.

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Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) campaign against anti-migrant hate speech

Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) campaign against anti-migrant hate speech

QCEA campaign against anti-migrant hate speech on social media in the context of the upcoming European Parliament elections. It’s called…...

QCEA campaign against anti-migrant hate speech on social media in the context of the upcoming European Parliament elections. It’s called #ChooseRespect.

We’re trying to build a more civil and positive narrative around people on the move, based on the idea that hate speech has real-world consequences - including at the ballot box.

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