Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Dec 2, 2011

Strengthening Regional Finance for Trade and Development in Africa (November 2011)

What role plays regional monetary cooperation in Africa’ trade and development ?

On November 21-23, in Yaounde, Cameroon, Center of Concern co-organized a seminar on the theme “Effective Monetary Cooperation to Support Trade and Development in Africa,” convening public officials from Cameroon and neighboring countries, intergovernmental organizations and civil society to address these important questions.

Come with a Bang, Gone with a Whimper: Outcomes of the Group of 20 Summit

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Nov 25, 2011

Come with a Bang, Gone with a Whimper: Outcomes of the Group of 20 Summit

The recent summit of the Group of 20 in France was held against a backdrop of a deepening Eurozone financial crisis and the accompanying uncertainty in prospects for the global economy. In the first article in a series assessing the outcomes, Aldo Caliari argues that a minimalist approach was adopted to address failures of the international monetary system.

Share Thanksgiving Gratitude

Center of Concern | Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Share Thanksgiving Gratitude

Faith Leaders from all major faiths gathered Sunday opposite the White House to pray and demand justice for the poor.  As you enjoy Thanksgiving, think about sharing some of your abundance with those most in need - and let your Congressional representative know you are outraged with their lack of attention to those most vulnerable and in need.  Read more . . . .  Happy Thanksgiving.

Center of Concern | Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Center Focus, Issue 190 - Fall 2011

 In this issue:

  • What if... Reframing the Dream - Jim Hug, S.J.
  • Seeing Agriculture Anew - Maria Riley, O.P.
  • Work-Life Conflict in the United States - Julia Wartenberg
  • Why Language Has Moral - and Unpredictable - Effects - Kerry Danner-McDonald
  • Getting Our Focus Right - Jim Hug, S.J.
  • Center of Concern 40th Anniversary Campaign - Jim Hug, S.J.
Cidse Conference on Sustainable Development

Center of Concern | Tue, Nov 15, 2011

What is Sustainable Development?

On 13 and 14 September, representatives of CIDSE member and partner organisations, academics, institutions and the Church from around the world met in Brussels to discuss alternative models of development, which put people and the environment first. Watch a short video clip of participants answering the question, What is Sustainable Development?  You will find cameo appearances of the Center of Concern's Julia Wartenberg and Jim Hug.