Center of Concern | Thu, Jul 28, 2011

Center Engages with Caux Round Table

Jim Hug, S.J. participated in an all-day gathering of the Caux Round Table Fellows Tuesday, July 26th, to discuss current issues of organizational integrity and responsibility.  Jim helped focus the discussion on the changed context created by the convergence of social and ecological crises, offering the perspective of the Center's important framework paper by Maria Riley, O.P., Seeing the World Anew.

Center of Concern | Tue, Jul 26, 2011

Ignatian Spirituality for a Socially-Conscious Evolutionary Mission

Center President Jim Hug, S.J.led a highly successful workshop entitled: "When Resurrection Feels Like Crucifixion: the Social Grace of the Fourth Week in our Evolutionary Times" at the 5th Triennial Ignatian Spirituality Conference at St. Louis University July 22-24.  Watch for follow-up activities to develop social consciousness within Ignatian Spirituality.

Pax Christi USA

Center of Concern | Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Join Pax Christi USA in calling for the end of war in Afghanistan

"Currently, there are 100,000 U.S. troops, 40,000 International troops, 110,000 contractors, 286,000 Afghan National Security Forces, and 150,000 Pakistani troops all in Afghanistan or on its border.  This year is on pace to be the deadliest for both U.S. troops and Afghan civilians.  Our nation spends $2.3 billion per week on war in Iraq and Afghanistan as funding for human needs are cut.  This madness must stop."
Read the full Pax Christi USA statement and speak out.

Developing country issues in transfer pricing, focus of RBW-cosponsored meeting (June 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 13, 2011

Developing country issues in transfer pricing, focus of RBW-cosponsored meeting (June 2011)

On June 7-8, 2011, Center of Concern co-sponsored a meeting called Informal Discussion on "Practical Transfer Pricing Issues for Developing Countries. Among others, the meetings were attended by delegates from UN Missions, officials from tax authorities of developing countries, experts and practitioners. Other sponsors of the event were FES New York Office, UN-DESA Financing for Development Office and Christian Aid.

"Caritas in Veritate" - Resources for Study and Discussion

Education for Justice | Mon, Oct 18, 2010

"Caritas in Veritate" - Resources for Study and Discussion

Pope Benedict’s encyclical, Caritas in Veritate (Love in Truth) is an anniversary document marking the 40th anniversary of Populorum Progressio issued by Pope Paul VI in 1967.  Benedict notes, “In a special way, it is linked to what Paul VI wrote now more than 40 years ago in Populorum Progressio, the cornerstone of the Church’s social teaching, in which the great Pontiff outlined certain decisive and ever relevant ideas for the integral development of humanity and of the modern world.

Jesuit 7-Year Plan

Integral Ecology | Wed, Nov 4, 2009

Jesuit 7-Year Plan

As follow-up to the most recent General Congregation of the Society of Jesus (GC35), a Seven-Year Plan has been solemnly promulgated along with plans from other faiths in a ceremony at Windsor Castle. 

GC35 stated: "In our preaching, teaching, and retreat direction, we should invite all people to appreciate more deeply our covenant with creation as central to right relationships with God and one another, and to act accordingly in terms of political responsibility, employment, family life, and personal lifestyle."