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Center of Concern Signs on to FTT Letter

Integral Ecology | Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Center of Concern Signs on to FTT Letter

The Center of Concern joined with other civil society organizations to urge Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to support the FTT/Robin Hood Tax. The thrust of the letter is captured by the following excerpt:

We were thus very disheartened to hear misstatements about the Robin Hood Tax  made at a recent international forum -- the UN Climate Convention’s First Workshop on Long-term Finance in July -- by a member of the U.S. climate negotiating team.  While we work very hard to move our own country in a fairer, more just and more ecologically-sound direction, we would ask that you not discourage other countries from supporting this tax as one equitable solution to address the climate crisis, cuts to public services, and widespread job loss faced by their populations. Indeed, we urge you to support efforts to enact a financial transaction tax to pay for international public goods at climate change negotiations, the G20 and other important international venues.

Education for Justice | Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Vatican’s Commissioner to the U.N. Calls for CST Values and Sustainable Development

On June 14, 2012, the Holy See’s Observer to the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development released a position paper that reaffirmed the dignity of the human person, need for the farsighted view of development, including a green economy, as well as the key principle of subsidiarity and the role of the family. Read the document at http://www.zenit.org/article-34996?l=english.

Education for Justice | Wed, May 2, 2012

Seek Justice: Look for the Dots on May 5!

Around the world, climate change is causing dangerous warming trends and shifting weather patterns. Although the immediate results are local in effect, the crisis is global in scope. 350.org is helping people around the world connect the dots on climate change. Educate yourself on how people are calling attention to the effects climate change and expressing their solidarity with those on the front lines of the climate crisis. Check out http://www.climatedots.org/.

International Women’s Day

Global Women's Project | Mon, Feb 23, 2009

International Women’s Day

Every year, on March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day. We use this day to celebrate the achievements of women as well as to highlight some of the challenges women face. It serves as an opportune times to get women’s interests on the agenda of our families, communities and governments alike. Thousands of women’s groups around the world plan activities, lobby, and educate to commemorate this day.
Poverty Campaign

Center of Concern | Tue, Sep 9, 2008

Poverty Campaign

Under Catholic Charities leadership, this campaign is focused on getting the concerns of people in poverty into the campaign debates. Check below to see how you can take an active part. 

For ready to use educational materials on poverty and Catholic Social Teaching, visit www.educationforjustice.org.

Additional materials on Poverty and the Election Campaign will be available later this week at www.coc.org/election2008.

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