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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Event: Debt Problems of Small Vulnerable States: A Time to Act (February 2014)

On February 24, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari spoke at “The Debt Problem of Small  Vulnerable States: A Time to Act,” a panel discussion organized by the United Nations Financing for Development Office. The event took place in the occasion of the first PrepCom in preparation for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, to be held in Samoa in September 2014.

 

Global Women's Project | Tue, Feb 18, 2014

OneBillionRising.org Raises Awareness of Violence Against Women with Network of Events

Global Women’s Project Director Deva Fall Kemmis, Ph.D., today praised the tremendous success of the One Billion Rising campaign, which took place across the globe this weekend.  Kemmis said, “I commend everyone who stood up to take down gender-based violence this Valentine’s Day weekend. The image we share with you is from the Cairo event."  

Education for Justice | Wed, Feb 12, 2014

EFJ Calls for Religious Communities to Discover Their Common Visions

Education for Justice Project Director Pat Finan and Associate Director Sister Dianna Ortiz offer "Action-Links" that bring together the prayerful journey of the EFJ resources, which are available through the subscriber-based EFJ.org site, and our concerns in everyday life.  EFJ urges particpation in key events: February 20 is the United Nations World Day of Social Justice.  Find out more at https://www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/. The Institute for Peace and Justice is an independent, interfaith organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels.  Explore its website and consider taking action at http://www.ipj-ppj.org/

 

 

Global Women's Project | Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Global Women's Project Director Expresses Outrage at Incident of Abuse of Power

Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., Director of the Center of Concern’s Global Women’s Project, joined a conversation with scholars, religious leaders, and policy makers on “Religion and Foreign Policy” at the invitation of the Council on Foreign Relations. Featured speaker Jacques Berlinerblau, associate professor and director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, discussed issues surrounding secularism in the U.S. and abroad.  

 

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Dec 17, 2013

Center of Concern’s Director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project Addresses United Nations Expert Committee on Financing for Sustainable Development

International economist Aldo Caliari urges United Nations committee to recognize the benefits of monetary system reform and financial regulation to help safeguard public resources needed to finance sustainable development. Video recording of Caliari's live presentation at the UN can be found at 01:53 into the program captured by UN Web TV.

Global Women's Project | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Global Women's Project Affirms Mandela's Commitment to Social Equality

The Global Women's Project mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela and celebrates his incomparable achievements. Mandela's work challenged prejudices of all kinds and inspired people across the world to work against injustice. Women have historically been among those most oppressed, and still bear great injustice and inequality in many regions of the world today. As we look toward Human Rights Day on December 10, the Global Women's Project affirms the timeless message of Nelson Mandela, who wrote in a letter, August 1, 1970: “Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.”  Please join us in commemorating Mandela's legacy by supporting our work!

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Mandela Provides Lasting Inspiration to Tackle the Toughest Issues

The Center's Rethinking Bretton Woods Project takes on arguably the most powerful and well-organized lobby of the world — the financial industry — to defend the interests of those who are poor and marginalized. In a task that often can seem hopeless, Mandela’s statement: “It always seems impossible until it’s done” will forever continue to be a voice of inspiration. A reminder that there is no more powerful force than the human will when it sets out to achieve something aligned with principles of justice.

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