Engaging Faith | Tue, Sep 29, 2009
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!”
Education for Justice | Thu, Aug 9, 2018
Education for Justice | Mon, Aug 6, 2018
Center of Concern | Wed, Jun 20, 2018
Kristine Baekaard (center) is a summer intern for Education for Justice. She is studying international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England.
Skyler Clay (right) is a volunteer working with Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. She is a rising junior at School Without Walls Senior High School in Washington, D.C., and will be studying documentary film making in Seville, Spain, later this summer.
Education for Justice | Fri, Jun 15, 2018
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jun 15, 2018
The G20 and MDBs are currently undertaking a major overhaul of the traditional operational system for development finance. This overhaul, called “Maximizing Finance for Development” (MFD), will shift from a publicly financed model for foreign aid and development finance to a new privately financed approach. However, this new approach is directly at odds with the human rights-based framework in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which most MDBs have committed support. Titled, “Capacity-Building Project on Financial Regulation and Human Rights,” the workshop will convene leaders from civil society and scholarly institutions from the affected countries to share research and analysis regarding these major developments to raise awareness, provide data, and develop methodologies for civil society organizations to engage more efficiently and effectively in this global debate.
Participants will (1) explore these developments, identify the key elements of financialization necessary for training materials and financial literacy modules; and (2) begin planning and organizing a larger, multi-country, multi-year education and advocacy project to raise awareness and help prepare civil society to address these significant changes underway in the development finance system.
Education for Justice | Tue, May 1, 2018
Education for Justice | Fri, Apr 27, 2018
Integral Ecology | Fri, Apr 27, 2018