Issues & Topics

Our background primers on the big issues.

COVID-19 and Human Development

Data and debate. An initial reflection from Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy: ‘Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the

Top 20 resources during 2019 on developmenteducation.ie

2019 was a busy year on a whole range of issues, ranging in everything from climate strike events across the world to fact checks and fighting hoaxes. Here’s the top 20 resources from the resources library developmenteducation.ie used in 2019.

Top 10 blogs of 2019 on developmenteducation.ie

2019 was a busy year on a whole range of issues, ranging in everything from climate strike events across the world to fact checks and fighting hoaxes. Here’s the top 10 blogs of 2019 developmenteducation.ie web report.

The Earth is Our Home

In the third part of the series John Dornan and Suzanne Bunniss review faith groups and action over many years on environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability and our collective responsibilities to each other on a shared planet

Is Wealth the Problem?

In the second part of the series, John Dornan and Suzanne Bunniss explore what the value of religion or faith might be in addressing the major issues, challenges and stories we face in the 21st century?

Faith, Justice and Development

The first part of a series argues that any understanding of development which disregards the role of faith is lacking a key dimension for a substantial proportion, perhaps a majority, of humanity. But can we identify precisely what that key dimension offers which might otherwise be missing?

11 Key International Reports – a guide

Obtaining up-to-date information, facts, figures as well as case studies and viewpoints on important current development and human rights issues has never been easier. Apart

Ethical Consumption

Ethical Consumption is about making the connections between a product, where that product originated and in what context it has been produced.

Ideas & Values

These briefing notes have been designed to remind us of the larger, more fundamental questions that underpin specific issue discussions. Do we have duties and responsibilities in the world

Exploring The Shape of Our World Today

This module explores the basic shape of our world today: it highlights a range of key issues and challenges, how we see them and how others see them; it also explores key debates

Consumption

The choices we make every day effect how the world is the way it is, and why things are the way they are. The consumption animations seek to question the underlying relationships between ‘us’ as consumers, ‘them’ as producers

HIV and AIDS

“The truth about AIDS is of course a general truth about what the world is like today. In other words: what we allow the world