Education for Justice | Mon, Nov 25, 2013
On a wall at COC’s booth, hundreds of people shared their greatest social concerns. Responses included hunger, poverty, climate change, immigration reform and racism. The Center gave participants fair-trade chocolate and justice-themed bookmarks.
Engaging Faith | Sat, Aug 6, 2011
Lectionary notes for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Engaging Faith | Sat, Apr 23, 2011
Second Sunday of Easter [a]
May 1, 2011
1 Peter 1:3-9
April 29: Arbor Day
May 1: Divine Mercy Sunday
May 1: May Day, International Worker’s Day, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
May 3: National Teacher’s Day
May 5: Cinco de Mayo
May 8: Mother’s Day
Engaging Faith | Fri, Dec 10, 2010
Engaging Faith | Mon, Oct 18, 2010
Engaging Faith | Mon, Sep 27, 2010
Center of Concern | Mon, Oct 6, 2008
Millions of individuals and families are living here in the U.S. in violation of U.S. immigration laws. But as a Christian, I firmly believe we have to take a more penetrating look at the situation because we believe we are all subject to a Higher Law.
Center of Concern | Fri, Sep 19, 2008
When I opened my mailbox and saw my voter registration card, my heart
silently wept with joy. I would finally have the opportunity to express
myself, as a voter, citizen and disciple.
Engaging Faith | Mon, Aug 4, 2008
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time [a]
August 10, 2008
1 Kings 19: 9a,11-13a
Romans 9: 1-5
August 11: Feast of Clare of Assisi
August 14: Feast of Maximilian Mary Kolbe
August 15: Feast of the Assumption of Mary
Global Women's Project | Thu, Aug 4, 2005
Every person has the right to an adequate amount of nutritious food, through production or purchase, to sustain a dignified human life. Despite decades of domestic and international initiatives, however, 852 million people on Earth are still hungry.
The way that the United States structures its food and agricultural system has global consequences. How people eat and the agricultural policies that are set by U.S. politicians directly affect the lives of farmers and farmworkers, consumers and citizens, both domestically and internationally. Changes to U.S. domestic agricultural policy, in conjunction with restructuring international trade and investment policy, have human rights implications and the potential to alleviate or exacerbate poverty and food insecurity worldwide.
Debates surrounding the 2007 Farm Bill, the piece of legislation outlining U.S. food and agricultural policy, have already begun and the livelihoods of many people, both domestically and internationally, depend on the outcome of these debates.