Education for Justice | Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Film Discussion Guide: 13th

Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary 13th argues that although slavery was ostensibly abolished in 1865, the thirteenth amendment legally embedded and allowed a pernicious form of enslavement into American institutions. This loophole has since been wielded as a devastating political tool in the form of mass incarceration and criminalization.

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

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:

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!

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: 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.