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Center of Concern | Mon, Aug 1, 2011

White House Claims Credit for Protecting Programs for the Poor

In a press release dated July 31, the White House claims the President "rejected proposals that would have place the sole burden of deficit reduction on low-income or middle-class families," standing firm against Republican proposals.  Our thanks go to the interfaith religious leaders who spoke out strongly - even to the point of civil disobedience - to protect the most vulnerable.  We need to do all we can to bring national and global concern for the most vulnerable back to the center of our concerns.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 29, 2011

Combatting recessions and raising employment worldwide

Combatting recessions and raising employment worldwide requires a reform of the international monetary system. But... how much of that reform can be done without changes in existing international monetary law? Find out reading this article authored by RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari and recently published by the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

Center of Concern | Thu, Jul 28, 2011

Center Engages with Caux Round Table

Jim Hug, S.J. participated in an all-day gathering of the Caux Round Table Fellows Tuesday, July 26th, to discuss current issues of organizational integrity and responsibility.  Jim helped focus the discussion on the changed context created by the convergence of social and ecological crises, offering the perspective of the Center's important framework paper by Maria Riley, O.P., Seeing the World Anew.

Center of Concern | Tue, Jul 26, 2011

Ignatian Spirituality for a Socially-Conscious Evolutionary Mission

Center President Jim Hug, S.J.led a highly successful workshop entitled: "When Resurrection Feels Like Crucifixion: the Social Grace of the Fourth Week in our Evolutionary Times" at the 5th Triennial Ignatian Spirituality Conference at St. Louis University July 22-24.  Watch for follow-up activities to develop social consciousness within Ignatian Spirituality.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 15, 2011

COC joins organizations from over 70 countries to claim accountability for economic justice

From July 13 to 15 staff member Aldo Caliari is representing Center of Concern at the 5th Assembly of Social Watch, being held in Manila, Philippines, under the theme “Claiming Democracy: Accountability for Economic and Social Justice.” Social Watch was established in the 1990s to hold governments worldwide accountable for their social development, human rights and gender commitments. See Center of Concern contributions to Social Watch reports in year 2009 and 2010

Pax Christi USA

Center of Concern | Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Join Pax Christi USA in calling for the end of war in Afghanistan

"Currently, there are 100,000 U.S. troops, 40,000 International troops, 110,000 contractors, 286,000 Afghan National Security Forces, and 150,000 Pakistani troops all in Afghanistan or on its border.  This year is on pace to be the deadliest for both U.S. troops and Afghan civilians.  Our nation spends $2.3 billion per week on war in Iraq and Afghanistan as funding for human needs are cut.  This madness must stop."
Read the full Pax Christi USA statement and speak out.

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