Dignity & Development

Dignity & Development

In-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development.

What can a chicken nugget from Russia tell us about technology, agriculture and human development?

December 2, 2020

In July, the global fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken announced a partnership with a Russian company, 3D Bioprinting, for the purpose of producing chicken […]

Integral human development and Christian mission

November 19, 2020

Phil Klay’s celebrated 2020 novel Missionaries has, despite its title, almost no missionaries in it. Set in conflict-ridden Colombia, with flashbacks to Iraq and Afghanistan, […]

Being-for-others and integral human development

November 12, 2020

“Hell is—other people!” Thus, Jean-Paul Sartre dramatically summarizes the predicament of those condemned in the afterlife through one character in his play, No Exit. No […]

Lessons from Puerto Rico: inter-country relationships, crises, and human thriving

October 29, 2020

The relationship between inter-country integration and economic crises depends on how integration is implemented. Economic integration, understood as a high degree of ease in the […]

To defend democracy and advance racial justice

October 22, 2020

Amid the present political turmoil and the heightened risks of civil violence, we feel called to take action to protect our democratic freedoms and the […]

Rethinking independence, adulthood, and dignity amid a pandemic

October 22, 2020

In my years conducting fieldwork on and with families in north India, interlocutors often ask me if parents in the United States really kick their […]

A chance for human dignity in Washington

October 13, 2020

Americans are disheartened and divided. Deep cynicism regarding our democracy is widespread and threatens both political parties. A mere twenty percent of Americans trust Washington […]

Effective policies for addressing economic inequality

October 6, 2020

“Give me a one-handed economist!” The demand came from a frustrated Harry Truman. The President complained, by way of explanation, “All my economists say, ‘on […]

A kairos moment: Prophecy and hope in the time of COVID-19

October 2, 2020

On March 30, as the full reality of COVID-19 was only beginning to dawn on most of us, UN Secretary-General António Guterres noted the “disruption” […]

Belarus’s fight for democratic freedom: Solidarity over geopolitics

September 23, 2020

More than a month has passed since the brazenly falsified official results of the August 9 presidential election in Belarus showed incumbent president Aliaksandr Lukashenka […]

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