Engaging Faith | Thu, Jul 5, 2012

Creighton University achieves Fair Trade Status

Creighton University is the first Catholic, Jesuit University to achieve Fair Trade status. The designation is given by Fair Trade Colleges & Universities USA, a national initiative to embed Fair Trade principles within administrative policy and the social and intellectual fabric of academic communities and recognizes the institution’s efforts to support Fair Trade through five established criteria--policies, use of fair trade products where feasible in university-operated/owned outlets, use of these products in university operations such as meetings and special events, Fair Trade education and awareness building on campus and general support of Fair Trade through procurement practices.    Read more....

Center of Concern makes human rights case for a Financial Transaction Tax

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 21, 2012

Center of Concern makes human rights case for a Financial Transaction Tax

As European Heads of State gather on June 28-29, 2012, Center of Concern and others send them a letter making the human rights case for the adoption of a financial transaction tax in their upcoming deliberations.

 “An FTT would represent an important step for European governments to meet their international human rights obligations,” says the letter.

Education for Justice | Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Vatican’s Commissioner to the U.N. Calls for CST Values and Sustainable Development

On June 14, 2012, the Holy See’s Observer to the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development released a position paper that reaffirmed the dignity of the human person, need for the farsighted view of development, including a green economy, as well as the key principle of subsidiarity and the role of the family. Read the document at