Integral Ecology | Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Center's Community of Creative Voices Offers New Resource: "Wisdom of Water"

Dianna Ortiz, OSU, editor of the Center's Community of Creative Voices welcomes Sister Larraine Lauter's educational resource, a testimony of her experiences in Central America as co-founder of Water with Blessings. Sr Larraine's reflection includes guidance on teaching the necessity and joy of clean water to which she refers as "Sister Water." The full story is available through the Center's Education for Justice Project subscription, which provides access to this resource and many social justice interactive tools, prayer, and images. Photo credit: Water With Blessings


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 15, 2011

COC joins organizations from over 70 countries to claim accountability for economic justice

From July 13 to 15 staff member Aldo Caliari is representing Center of Concern at the 5th Assembly of Social Watch, being held in Manila, Philippines, under the theme “Claiming Democracy: Accountability for Economic and Social Justice.” Social Watch was established in the 1990s to hold governments worldwide accountable for their social development, human rights and gender commitments. See Center of Concern contributions to Social Watch reports in year 2009 and 2010

Free Trade Area of the Americas:  Participation, Accountability and Transparency

Global Women's Project | Thu, Mar 1, 2001

Free Trade Area of the Americas: Participation, Accountability and Transparency

"In order to achieve a shared and just vision for trade in the Western Hemisphere, FTAA governments must work with civil society to identify the issues that are at stake as well as the structures and procedures for communication and policymaking that should be in place. In addition, civil society groups must continue to strengthen their voice through social movement building, so that governments are held accountable for their actions. If all of these occur, it just may be possible to ensure that social development is at the core of trade and investment policymaking."