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Did the 2005 Synod Duck Issues of Hunger and Poverty

Duncan, Bruce (2006) Did the 2005 Synod Duck Issues of Hunger and Poverty. Japan Mission Journal, 60 (1). pp. 38-48. ISSN 1344-7297

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Some observers have been keenly disappointed with the October 2005 Synod of Bishops in Rome, paricularly in that it missed the opportunity to issue a resounding call to tackle the great problems of world hunger and poverty. Many bishops did speak strongly on these issues, as is summarised in the final Synod document, but there were sharp differences with those arguing for a return to traditional devotional practices. This was deeply disconcerting and frustrating to those bishops alarmed about the deperate struggle against poverty and hunger in many countries. Many people expected that the Synod would have taken up urgently themes relating to the UN Millennium Development Goals, since millions of lives hang in the balance. Yet there seemed to be little real engagement with this unprecedented global effort, which is surely one of the most significant and hopeful signs of our times.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: 2005 Synod, poverty, UN Millennium Development Goals
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 00:02
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 00:02
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/504

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