Engaging Faith | Wed, Jan 18, 2012

A Christian Nation?

The New York Times reported that at the Republican Presidential Candidate Debate the topic was foreign policy, the focus: war.  Ron Paul was booed down for quoting the Golden Rule.  Mitt Romney said, 'Of course we should hunt our enemies down anywhere in the world and kill them.'

Where is the OUTRAGE in this supposedly Christian nation?  Don't WE say, 'Love your enemies.  Do good to those who harm you.'  Let's not let these good Christians get away with statements like that!

RBW addresses economy at sustainable development dialogue

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 17, 2012

RBW addresses economy at sustainable development dialogue

Today, prospects for sustainable development remain a serious challenge as our global economy, our natural environment, our social well-being, and our political structures are in crisis.

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari speaks at a panel focused on the economy in this dialogue on "Gender Equity and Sustainable Development," organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.

Doha Round taboo broken at the Group of 20 Cannes Summit

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 3, 2012

Doha Round taboo broken at the Group of 20 Cannes Summit

The breaking of the taboo around the conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda at the WTO might have been the most striking trade conclusion to come up of the Group of 20 Leaders Summit in the city of Cannes, France, last November. This article, the last in a series of three articles on the Cannes Summit, analyzes the outcomes on trade and other issues on the agenda of the G20 Development Working Group.

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Center of Concern | Fri, Dec 16, 2011

Further Evaluations of the Durban Climate Change Conference



Following the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference of COP 17 & CMP 7 in Durban, South Africa, and as part of our Spotlight Durban series, Triple Crisis recommends the following analyses on the package of decisions adopted at Durban and what they mean for the Kyoto Protocol and the 2020 successor agreement.



Engaging Faith | Tue, Dec 13, 2011

Attention Politicians: Letter from U.S. Hispanic Bishops

"We the undersigned Hispanic/Latino Bishops of the United States wish to let those of you who lack proper authorization to live and work in our country know that you are not alone, or forgotten. . . . We open our arms and hearts to you, and we receive you as members of our Catholic family.  As pastors we direct these words to you from the depths of our heart."  Read the full text of the Bishops' letters in English or Spanish here.

In a related event, ten communities of religious sisters sponsored the billboard pictured here in Iowa.  Read more.

Integral Ecology | Tue, Dec 13, 2011

The Youth Challenge


Dec 9th – A young woman from Canada, Anjali Appadurai, shook the UN Assembly with one of the most beautiful, impassioned speeches we've ever heard—and followed it with the first ever human "mic check" on the UN stage. Anjali spoke eloquently and powerfully for her generation. It's a voice we'll be doing all we can to back up in the months and years ahead.  Watch her speech here.


Group of 20 Cannes Summit: uneventful for the financial reform agenda

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Dec 10, 2011

Group of 20 Cannes Summit: uneventful for the financial reform agenda

The recent summit of the Group of 20 in France was held against a backdrop of a deepening Eurozone financial crisis and the accompanying uncertainty in prospects for the global economy. In this second article in a series assessing its outcomes, Aldo Caliari assesses those related to financial regulation.