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The spirituality of the musician: the Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who died in Rome on Monday at the age of 91, conducts a charity concert in the Vatican in 2016. The President of the Pontifical Cultural Council, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said this week that Morricone had "always given a religious and spiritual dimension" to his compositions, including many film scores such as The Mission's
The spirituality of the musician: Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who died in Rome on Monday at the age of 91, conducts in the Vatican …
According to the UN study, business fails because of sustainability
A United Nations report says that the private sector report on the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is "sketchy". Remi Erikson, CEO of risk management company DNV GL, who led the team that wrote last month's Uniting Business in the Decade of Action report, said that only 39 percent of the companies surveyed believed they had ambitious goals in order to achieve the goals for to achieve sustainable development by 2030. "The scale and pace of change in implementing SDGs have not been large enough or fast enough," he said.
The US Episcopal Church welcomes the decision on the pipeline
Episcopal Church in the US welcomed Monday a federal judge's decision to drain the Dakota Access Pipeline from oil while the U.S. government is conducting an environmental review. It signals a temporary victory for the Standing Rock Sioux, who have been supported by Episcopal Church in its efforts to resist the pipeline, fearing that it could contaminate drinking water supplies. The project was discontinued in December 2016, but was accelerated by US President Trump in 2017 (News, March 17, 2017).
Rohingya camps prone to Covid says charity
CARITAS, the Roman Catholic aid and development network, says that the cramped conditions in the refugee camps in Bangladesh have made the more than one million Rohingya people living in them very vulnerable to the corona virus. Immanuel Caritas Bangladesh's communications officer for his Rohingya response program, Chayan Biswas, said last month that overcrowded emergency shelters, community sanitation, and small food distribution rooms made social distance impossible (News, May 22).