The 2015 Conference at Auckland

Needs and Appetites

"[Pope Francis] launches a ferocious attack on what he sees as the false and treacherous appetites
of capitalism and on the consumerist view of human nature.

For Francis, there is a vital distinction between human needs, limited but non-negotiable,
and appetites, which are potentially unlimited.

The poor, he says, have their needs denied, while the rich have their appetites indulged.
The environmental crisis links these two aspects of the problem."

From an editorial on June 26 in The Guardian Weekly referring to Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si'

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