Periodical profile published 1976
Curry, Gerald (ed.)
Publisher: Scarboro Foreign Mission Society, Scarborough, Canada
Year Published: 1976
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX141
Magazine discussing themes related to the work of Roman Catholic missionaries in Canada and abroad.
Abstract: Scarboro Foreign Mission Society was begun in 1918 to recruit, train send and support Roman Catholic missionaries in areas overseas. The Society has about 140 members in missions located in the Bahamas, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Japan, Philippines, St. Vincent and St. Lucia, West Indies. The October issue of their magazine is devoted to these men's critical analysis of the social and political movements both in Canada and abroad. They begin with a comparison of Canada and the world in crucial areas such as: inflation, the rich/poor gap, regional disparity, agriculture, unemployment, land and housing cost, Native People's rights, natural resource control and environment. An historical overview shows how major political and economic forces have shaped our reality from colonial days to the present. This history is retold from the point of view of the people who were colonized instead of the point of view of the empire builders. They judge that the power once exercised by colonial masters ruling through local representatives, now is exercised through transnational corporations in league with local elites. Other articles identify activities groups and movements which are presently acting as forces of hope both in Canada and internationally. The elements contained in the Charter for a New International Economic Order are identified as one of these signs of hope. Attention is brought to the fact that these points are also expressed as themes in papal, social teachings. The conclusion stresses Christian responsibility to participate in these processes for change.