Archive for June 23rd, 2014

23/06/2014

Banks, Financial Institutions and Citizens — The Urgent Need to Update the Seven Deadly Sins

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roberto Savio*

Rome, Jun 2014 – It is a great pity that, beside opening the doors to ethics, social justice and peace, Pope Francis does not also give indications of updating traditional theology. The most urgent task is to update the Seven Deadly Sins. 

"The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things", painting by "Hieronymus Bosch" |Public Domain | Wikimedia Commons

“The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things”, painting by “Hieronymus Bosch” |Public Domain | Wikimedia Commons

The update should be done on their social impact and viciousness.

How it is possible to equate, for example, sloth and gluttony with greed?

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23/06/2014

Malnutrition Responsible of Half of All Child Deaths Under Five Years of Age

Human Wrongs Watch

Over 840 million people are chronically undernourished, while malnutrition is responsible for about half of all child deaths under five years of age, causing over three million deaths every year, according to United Nations.

Photo: FAO

Photo: FAO

Meanwhile, various forms of malnutrition often overlap and can coexist within the same country and even within the same household, says a joint release issued by UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO).*

Around 160 million children under five are stunted or chronically malnourished, while over two billion people suffer one or more micronutrient deficiencies.

At the same time, another half billion are obese.

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