Monthly Archives: August 2012

Understanding Perpetua

Martyrdom involves a public sacrifice of one’s own life in favor of a higher or transcendental cause.  Acts of martyrs can change the world. The martyrdom of Vibia Perpetua in 203 can be seen as an act of Christian faith … Continue reading

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Moving from income support to active capability development

Developed democracies in the early 21st century are facing similar problems of debt, low domestic savings rates, ageing populations, rising dependency ratios and social spending and the pressures these place on public finances.    The trend has been away from … Continue reading

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