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Catholic Social Thought: Another World is Possible

Engaging Faith | Tue, Sep 29, 2009

Catholic Social Thought: Another World is Possible

Remarks and powerpoint presented at the seminar, “G-20 Summit: Promise or Peril,” at The Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought, Duquesne University on September 21, 2009.

Father Hug contends that the demonstrators who will be in the streets of Pittsburgh this week are just the latest incarnation of gatherings of people from around the world who have been traveling to meetings of heads of state like the G-8 and the G-20 or at intergovernmental meetings like the UN Conferences of the late 1980s and the 1990s, WTO Ministerial meetings or the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank for the last 20 years.

Through these years, the organization and communications of the groups have become stronger and more sophisticated. Their message has become clearer, more focused, and more urgent. They want the leaders gathered to hear that the policies these political elites are furthering and the ways they are governing the world are destructive. Those policies are creating or contributing to growing poverty and hunger at the same time as they are enriching a very small percentage of the world’s people in a way that is unbearable. And they are threatening the survival of the planet.

Their message, loud and insistent, is “Another World is Possible!”

Center of Concern | Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Mindfulness and Thankfulness: The Ignatian Examen as a Discipline of Care for Our Common Home and One Another

As Thanksgiving draws near, I find myself thinking about the various people and things for which I am thankful. Identifying the good and being grateful for it keeps me grounded. It keeps me from distorting the bad or wallowing in it. God might not, as Fr. Brian J. Lehane, S.J., suggests, “want us always to be saying ‘thank you’.” [1] But he does want us “to be noticing how much we are loved and cared for by Him and, in turn, respond[ing] by living a life of gratitude." A life of gratitude. Isn’t that what Pope Francis lives, models and asks of us as well? Read the rest of Kate Tromble's blog post here: https://integral-voices.com/2017/11/22/mindfulness-and-thankfulness-the-ignatian-examen-as-a-discipline-of-care-for-our-common-home-and-one-another/

Education for Justice | Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A Blessing and A Challenge to Us: In Memory of Fr. Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., and Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J.

This month, we remember the deaths and celebrate the lives of two of the Jesuit priest killed in El Salvador in 1989 because they raised their voices for justice. Copyright © 2017 Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

Center of Concern | Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Education for Justice Releases its 2017 Advent Reflections by Angel Mortel

In many ways, Advent unfolds as a film would. Creative Voice and former EFJ intern, Angel Mortel, works with Brave New Films producing social justice documentaries. “We go through Advent with the same anticipation with which we watch a film, eager to see how it ends. We need to be reminded to wake up, prepare, celebrate, and rejoice in the coming of our Savior and lasting hope.” Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

Center of Concern | Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Center of Concern to Sponsor 20th Annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

From November 4-6, 2017, nearly 2,000 individuals will gather for the 20th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C., sponsored in part by Center of Concern. The yearly gathering addresses timely social justice issues in the context of Catholic faith tradition—this year with a primary focus on racism and immigration.

Integral Ecology | Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Untying the Knots

“I… I had no idea what the Doctrine of Discovery was. It’s unbelievable, really, it meant that land could be taken if there were no baptized Christians there.” I was jolted out of a moment of distractedly gazing at the stained glass windows during announcements. It was a Sunday morning in early September, and I was visiting a deep suburban congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that I didn’t know well, but had worked with to coordinate an eco-stewardship project. Read the rest of Emilie Bouvier's blog post at: http://integral-voices.com/2017/10/12/untying-the-knots/.

Global Women's Project | Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Report: "Violence against women migrant workers"

This report from the United Nations Secretary General was published on July 25, 2017. It outlines the current context with respect to the problem of violence against women migrant workers. It provides information on the measures taken by Member States and activities undertaken within the United Nations system to address this issue and ensure the protection of migrant women’s human rights. The report concludes with recommendations for future action.

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