Education for Justice | Tue, Aug 30, 2016

September 9th: Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

On September 9th, Education for Justice will join with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to Pray for Peace in Our Communities. To learn more about how you can take action to become aware of your own privilege and create peace in your community, visit:

Center of Concern | Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Opportunities for Hope at World Youth Day

Andrea Pinnavaia shares a reflection on her experience at World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland for Center of Concern's Integral Voices blog, a semi-monthly global conversation on social justice and peace. She recalls, "In these days I witnessed God at work in the great compassion and sense of camaraderie that characterizes this generation of Catholic youth ... Pope Francis was calling us to build a new world because our own is scarred and broken from the work of our own hands." Read the entire post here:

Integral Ecology | Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Center of Concern Launches Integral Voices Social Justice Blog

Center of Concern launches Integral Voices, a global blog about social justice, to celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si. This blog will offer concise, high-quality content from prominent pastoral, thought, and executive leaders from diverse religious, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds on integral ecology, Pope Francis's vision for the holistic web of relationships between society and the natural world.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jul 24, 2016

CoC delivers civil society statement at closing session of UNCTAD 14

At the closing ceremony of UNCTAD 14th in Nairobi (Kenya), attended by the President of the host country, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari delivered the concluding statement on behalf of the civil society organizations attending the conference. Click here to watch video of the intervention (Intervention begins at 10:55).

Click here to read an analysis of the Outcome.

Join call: Organizations address demands to upcoming UNCTAD Conference

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Join call: Organizations address demands to upcoming UNCTAD Conference

On July 17-22, 2016, UNCTAD member countries will meet for UNCTAD XIV, a conference that will decide the work program of the institution for the next four years. Center of Concern joined organizations of the Civil Society International Steering Committee towards UNCTAD XIV in a letter calling for governments to ensure that the UNCTAD 14 mandate is consistent with supporting developing countries in using trade for their own development purposes.

The letter contains recommendations addressing the current draft of the outcome on areas like trade and development, debt, private finance and international investment agreements.

Please send organizational endorsements, with country, to no later than July 13, 2016.