COC

Catholic Social Teaching and Trade

Center of Concern | Mon, Nov 15, 1999

By James E. Hug, S.J.
The Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle was an important moment in the process of constructing the global institutions that will govern life on the planet in the 21st century. The Church, with its wealth of experience, reflection and commitment to social justice, needs to be more present and more fully engaged. It needs to engage not just in the Seattle moment but especially in the longer term process of sorting out the global trade system and the structures of global governance.