Issues & Topics
Our background primers on the big issues.
In the fourth part of the series, John Dornan and Suzanne Bunniss explore how the equality and empowerment of women relates to religious faith and development
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
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?
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?
Living Between Trains and Drains – “For every three Ugandans who get out of poverty, two fall back in”
In this second part of our series Living Between Trains and Drains, we explore the daily struggles and global realities of informal settlement living, with a focus on life in Namuwongo ‘slum’ in the city of Kampala in Uganda.
Living Between Trains and Drains – housing realities for one quarter of the world’s urban population
The Living Between Trains and Drains series explores the day-to-day stories which highlight issues experienced within high density urban living in the city of Kampala, Uganda.
Explores the rising food security crisis in Yemen, which is taking its toll following three years of civil war, which the UN warned is on course to become the worst famine in
Could you be an Energy Marshall? Access the full suite of Energy Bandits digital flyers, stickers and posters in building your campaign to tackle energy waste.
What were the top 10 countries and counties in Ireland that used the website, and what pages were popular? What were the most popular resources and tweets from the year
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
A quick guide to the Sustainable Development Goals…in 5 minutes
Ethical Consumption is about making the connections between a product, where that product originated and in what context it has been produced.
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
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
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
“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
The role of women in developing countries, as explored throughout this module, has been recognised as the single most important factor when it comes to bringing about and sustaining long term social change.
HIV & AIDS, Women and Vulnerability in Zambia Through the use of photography and story telling, this report explores the human face behind the statistics
The loss of human life [due to hunger] is as great as if an atomic bomb – similar to the one that destroyed Hiroshima during
In 2000 the UN Millennium Declaration was adopted at the largest ever meeting of heads of state and committed those countries – rich and poor
What is Sustainable Development? …there can be no doubt that consumer cultures are behind what Gus Speth has called the “Great Collision” between a finite
On the 12th of January 2010 the Caribbean island of Haiti experienced its worst earthquake in more than two centuries. The quake is said to have reached point 7 on the Richter scale
This feature explores development aid and the various debates around it, from the philosophical basis behind aid to the history of development aid and some of the major defences and criticisms of aid.
Between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water – primarily salt water. Only 2.53 percent of the world’s water is useable freshwater which can be found in groundwater aquifers, rivers and freshwater lakes
‘Aboriginal People in Australia have been the subject of dispossession, denied identity, removed from control of our own doctrines and responsibilities to our culture and
Never again – this is what the world said after the Holocaust of the Second World War. Then there was Bosnia and, in between, Rwanda. The genocide in Rwanda in 1994 resulted in the merciless slaughter of more than 800,000
This learning guide was designed to support individuals, schools and local community groups in exploring the meaning and implications of a Human Rights perspective on issues and focuses on encouraging discussion
Worldwide, there has been a massive positive reaction to this disaster where huge sums of money have been raised to assist countries and communities rebuild their lives. This has largely happened