|CULTURAL DIVERSITY, CULTURE OF DIVERSITY
Will the yearning for authenticity save Europeans from the
degradation of their culture and its drifting towards unfreedom ? Will
consumerism replace citizenship ? Burning questions are put to us by
the Irish MP and former Minister of Culture Michael D. Higgins.
In this issue are also presented a most impressive civic
movement for peace in the city, called Viva Rio, which is headed by
Rubem C. Fernandes.
World religions speak with the World Bank on the issue of
poverty. We quote for you a thought-provoking contribution to an
unusual dialogue on the meaning of people-centred
“development” strategies and on the multi-dimensional
nature of poverty.