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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!”

Integral Ecology | Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Laudato Si’: The End of the Beginning for the Journey Toward Care for Our Common Home and One Another

"Three years ago, the world waited impatiently for the new encyclical letter on integral ecology by Pope Francis. For months ahead of its unveiling, people in the know—social activists, theologians, ecologists—Catholic or not, speculated, theorized, and dreamed of all that this important message might contain. We knew that the words from the Holy Father would be coming at a critical time, in the lead up to the COP21 Climate talks in Paris. Those of us who had been praying for the world to wake up to the urgency of the current ecological crisis put our hopes in the hands of Pope Francis and this encyclical." Read the rest of Josianne's blog post at: https://integral-voices.com/2018/01/22/laudato-si-the-end-of-the-beginning-for-the-journey-toward-care-for-our-common-home-and-one-another/.

Center of Concern | Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Join Us May 4 for a Special Center Focus Live Event to Celebrate Center of Concern's 47th Anniversary

Join Rhina Guidos, Spanish Section Editor at Catholic News Service and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) as they discuss Guidos's book, Rutilio Grande: A Table for All (Liturgical Press, 2018). RSVP here: http://evite.me/cJsBZrz7MF. Friday, May 4, 2018 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 1627 K Street, N.W., Eleventh Floor Washington, D.C. 20006 To share dietary preferences or for questions, please contact Christine M. Hyland: chyland@coc.org. Our office is near the Farragut North and Farragut West Metro Stations.

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