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With Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics

United Nations Development Programme
April 20, 2012


A publication of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice

April/May 2012
Volume IV, No. 2

April 7, 2012
By Thomas L. Friedman
New York Times

April 3, 2012
By Daniel Tencer
The Huffington Post Canada

Canada is the fifth-happiest country in the world, according to a social and economic study from a Columbia University think tank.

April 2, 2012
By Andrew C. Revkin
Dot Earth Blog

From decline to rebirth

By James Gustave Speth
March/April 2012 issue of Orion magazine

Part one of two. Part two was published in the May/June 2012 issue.

March 29, 2012
By Michael D. Lemonick
Climate Central

March 28, 2012
By Timothy W. Ryback
New York Times

Next Monday, the United Nations will implement Resolution 65/309, adopted unanimously by the General Assembly in July 2011, placing “happiness” on the global agenda.

March 21, 2012
By Sharon Udasin
Jerusalem Post

Muslim, Jewish and Christian clerics gathered on Monday to promote cooperation among spiritual leaders regarding reinforcing the importance of environmental protection among their individual communities.

Religious leaders and institutions have the potential to mobilize billions of followers in...


Reverence for the divine can be found far afield and close to home.

By Brandon Loomis
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 19, 2012


Jason Brown was a Brigham Young University anthropology student working on a Guatemalan field study when he sensed that his spirituality and the natural world were tightly bound.