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Education for Justice | Wed, Nov 30, 2016

World AIDS Day 24 Hour Prayer Vigil

Join the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns in prayer in commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1. Sign up for an hour of prayer here: http://maryknollogc.org/aids-day-vigil.

Maryknoll missioners have worked in ministries focused on persons living with HIV and AIDS since the early 1980s, before the extent of the pandemic would be known, long before the loss of millions of lives from AIDS.

In the ensuing years, Maryknollers have accompanied people dying of AIDS, worked with children orphaned by AIDS, supported women and girl children who are at risk of violence or sexual abuse, and witnessed the direct impact of debt, trade issues and poverty on societies being decimated by AIDS.

The vigil will begin at 12 AM Eastern Standard Time (U.S.) on December 1.

Center of Concern | Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Advent Reflections 2016: Creating the Common Good

Education for Justice's 2016 Advent Reflections, written by Creative Voice Fr. Luis A. Vera, O.S.A. highlights the theme of “Creating the Common Good.” He centers the reflections on the scripture passage, “And the Word Became [Mercy] and Dwelt Among Us” (John 1:14). Father Luis reminds us that God is Mercy and invites us to BE mercy to all we meet. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

To read the Advent Reflections, sign up for an Education for Justice membership today! http://bit.ly/EFJ_New

Education for Justice | Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Nonviolence and Just Peace Webinar #4: "Outcomes and Implementation from Nonviolence & Just Peace Conference"

This webinar will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:00am EDT. Register for the webinar here: http://bit.ly/2eTjCkT. Space is limited!


The fourth and final webinar of this series on the landmark Nonviolence & Just Peace conference will discuss the outcomes of the conference and particularly the consensus document, “An Appeal to the Catholic Church to re-commit to the centrality of Gospel nonviolence” which has been endorsed by more than 1,600 organizations and individuals.

The webinar’s presenters will offer their insights into the significance of the Appeal and other outcomes of the conference, as well as suggest ways that listeners can become involved in the spirituality and practice of nonviolence in the Church through the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative.

CoC attends global gathering of economic and social rights advocates

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Nov 14, 2016

CoC attends global gathering of economic and social rights advocates

On November 15th through 19th, 2016, CoC team member Aldo Caliari will be in Buenos Aires (Argentina) to represent Center of Concern at the Assembly of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Network. The Assembly will bring together members from all over the world for assessing network activities since the last Assembly (held in 2008) and strategies for the way forward. The day before the Assembly starts he will also participate of a meeting of the Extraterritorial Obligations Consortium being held in the same city.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 2, 2016

CoC team member speaks at IMF infrastructure seminar

What is the state of play on financing infrastructure? What are the challenges where infrastructure needs have not been met? CoC team member Aldo Caliari speaks at “Toward Better Infrastructure in Developing Countries,” a seminar hosted by the International Monetary Fund during its Annual Meetings, held on October 7-9, 2016.

Watch video of the seminar.

Agenda 2030, Civil 20 meetings in Geneva and Berlin featuring CoC

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Agenda 2030, Civil 20 meetings in Geneva and Berlin featuring CoC

On October 23 and 24, 2016, CoC team member Aldo Caliari will be in Geneva to attend a strategy workshop on the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting is organized by Social Watch and other allied organizations.

On October 25, he will take part in Berlin (Germany) of the first meeting of the Steering Committee in charge of organizing the Civil 20 – the formal civil society counterpart to the Group of 20—during the 2017 German Presidency of the Group.  The following day he will speak at a workshop organized by the German umbrella organization for development NGOs, VENRO, on Public-Private Partnerships.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Oct 13, 2016

CoC at regional event of Latin American tax administrations

On October 18-19, 2016, Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari will be in San Jose, Costa Rica, to speak at the Fifth Regional Meeting on International Taxation. The meeting is convened by the Ministry of Finance of Costa Rica, the Latin American Network on Debt, Development and Rights (LATINDADD) and the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT), in collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Network on Tax Justice and with the cosponsorship of the Financial Transparency Coalition.

Tackling tax evasion and avoidance in order to recover trillions of dollars lost in resources for development every year has risen to be one of the top priorities in the agenda for mobilization of financing for development. The meeting will bring together representatives from over fifteen tax authorities from Latin America, experts and civil society organizations to discuss challenges and advance solutions for the implementation of initiatives on the matter such as the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action Plan launched by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. (Photo credit: Omar Olivares/ LATINDADD).

Education for Justice | Mon, Oct 3, 2016

Presidential Debates Bingo

This Bingo card resource lists various policies, issues, and ideas consistent with Catholic social teaching and social justice. As you watch the remaining three debates before Election Day, use this game to follow along. See how often the candidates raise these issues on the national stage, and cover the corresponding squares with the provided Center of Concern bingo pieces!

Copyright © 2016 Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

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