Fr. Bill Ryan, S.J., has a PhD in economics from Harvard University. He was founding director of the Center of Concern in Washington, DC, provincial for the Jesuits in English Canada and general secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is currently the Special Advisor of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice in Toronto. Source: https://ignatiansolidarity.
By Bill Ryan, Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice
It is clear that the power to lobby continues to expand and to infiltrate all levels of government. Funds devoted to lobbying by fossil fuel companies are increasing rapidly at the provincial level. On many levels, democracy is weakening and inequality is rising, while environmental disaster looms. What kinds of changes could help to restore an effective social passion for the common good?