Center of Concern | Tue, Nov 3, 2009
This best-selling text explores the Catholic Church's teaching on social issues. Part One gives the historical background of Catholic Social Teaching; Part Two outlines the major documents, including encyclicals and pastoral letters; and Part Three provides a study guide.
Education for Justice | Wed, Dec 10, 2008
This "clickable" Advent Calendar provides prayer and reflection for each day of Advent. Using global solidarity as our lens, these daily Advent reflections focus on places around the world where glimmers of hope are found even in the midst of struggles and suffering.
Center of Concern | Wed, Nov 12, 2008
Global Women's Project | Fri, Sep 19, 2008
Hungry for justice?
Global Women's Project | Wed, Jul 9, 2008
Trade As If People and Earth Matter: A Working Document on Alternatives, seeks to contribute to the emerging dialogue on a new framework for trade that holds the promise of promoting just and sustainable development in the countries and areas where it is most needed. Trade policies and agreements must put people first! They should further genuine social and economic development for our neighbors around the world while preserving and creating good jobs here at home. They must support – not hinder – governments in adopting policies to protect public health and the natural environment. Trade policies must strike a balance between creating a predictable structure for international trade and preserving the policy space necessary for governments to foster and secure economic, social and human development for all their citizens.
The Center Board meets twice a year in April and October. The meeting runs from noon on the first day to noon the second. Current Center of Concern Board Members are: Jacques Baudot, Nancy Bramlage, SC, Helen Marie Burns, RSM, Jeff Chojnacki, SJ, Vincent Cushing, OFM, James E. Hug, SJ, Mary Kennemur, Kenneth Melley, Jan Middlebrooks, Terrence Thomas, and Mariama Williams.
Global Women's Project | Fri, Mar 28, 2008
Feminist political economy is one among several heterodox economies that challenge the reigning orthodox neo-liberal economic model which emphasizes the market economy with growth and accumulation as its primary goals. FPE, in contrast, focuses on the provisioning of human needs and human well-being. It employs gender as a defining category and focuses on the actual lived experience of women, men and families and what it means to be a human person.