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Dangers of globalisation

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

THE danger in the new world of globalisation is that it sees human development only in terms of economic growth; through the interest of multi-national corporations.

Speaking at the 150th anniversary celebration mass of the church in Wairiki, head of the Catholic Church in Fiji, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong said globalisation undermined the totality of the human person who was a social, rational, religious and political being.

Archbishop Chong said globalisation had its advantage and disadvantages, and said it sometimes brought about wealth increasing poverty.

He said humans could only live a worthy life if they were allowed to have a good relationship with God enriching their spiritual lives, and not through the use of wealth and monetary gain only.

He said humans were created to have relationships and interconnect, finding a family that was founded on love.

He said the church's function in a globalised world was to ensure individuals lived ethical and meaningful lives, and changed strategies of globalisation to benefit all people.

Archbishop Chong said the church did not conform to the idea of globalisation while the world supported a society of monetary trade, increase in financial development, separation of men from God according to his free will, creating a world of ungodly men while the rich became richer and the poor became poorer.





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