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Center of Concern | Tue, Feb 2, 2016

As Center of Concern prepares for the upcoming season of Lent, Education for Justice is pleased to share this free, bonus prayer resource taken from Creative Voice John Dear's Lenten Reflections 2016: Following Jesus on the Path of Nonviolence. This Lenten Prayer for Peace invites us to reflect on the life of the nonviolent Jesus and strive to be peacemakers in our world.

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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 26, 2016

CoC attends Mexico-convened retreat on Financing for Development

On January 28-29, 2016, CoC team member Aldo Caliari will be in Mexico City to attend a retreat of the “Friends of Monterrey”, an informal group of countries convened by the Mexican government to support the follow-up and implementation of the Financing for Development Conference. The name of the group alludes to the first conference on Financing for Development, held in Monterrey (Mexico) in 2002. The most recent one took place last year in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and this year the first meeting of the renewed and strengthened follow up mechanism will take place in New York.

The day before, January 27, in Washington DC, he will be on a panel part of a consultation on the Situation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights called by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. At that occasion he will address impacts of US financial and investment policy.

Education for Justice | Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Close the Guantánamo Detention Site and End Indefinite Detention

Torture is a moral issue.

Support the National Religious Campaign Against Torture and sign this petition to close Guantanamo Bay, "a place where people were tortured and where almost all prisoners are held without charge or tiral. Over 100 detainees still remain at Guantanamo, and the U.S. is keeping it open at a cost of close to $400 million a year." Remind President Obama to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo Bay before he delivers his final State of the Union Address on January 12, 2016. Sign the petition to close Guantanamo Bay here:

Integral Ecology | Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Center's Community of Creative Voices Offers New Resource: "Wisdom of Water"

Dianna Ortiz, OSU, editor of the Center's Community of Creative Voices welcomes Sister Larraine Lauter's educational resource, a testimony of her experiences in Central America as co-founder of Water with Blessings. Sr Larraine's reflection includes guidance on teaching the necessity and joy of clean water to which she refers as "Sister Water." The full story is available through the Center's Education for Justice Project subscription, which provides access to this resource and many social justice interactive tools, prayer, and images. Photo credit: Water With Blessings


Global Women's Project | Wed, Jun 24, 2015

How is Technology Interrupting the Business Model of Human Trafficking?

According to the Economist's report on human trafficking, women suffer most severely. The report says, "victims of international trafficking are women forced into some form of prostitution." In Europe and Central and South Asia, women, often previous victims of trafficking, are expected to recruit other women. The BBC reports of USSD technology being applied to camouflage text messages and allow local authorities to locate a phone.