We look at Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation up until the start of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP28) on November 30 in Dubai.
31. … The mentality of maximum gain at minimal cost, disguised in terms of reasonableness, progress and illusory promises, makes impossible any sincere concern for our common home and any real preoccupation about assisting the poor and the needy discarded by our society.
Capitalism is about profit. Similarly, consumerism wants the most for the least. Are forced labor, environmental degradation, and other exploitations the natural outcomes of these ways of thinking and acting?
Build awareness of the extent of forced labor in the supply chains of products you purchase by taking the Slavery Footprint survey. Consider the lifestyle changes in this article from The Guardian.