Center of Concern | Tue, May 3, 2016

In Gratitude and Joy: Celebrating 45 Years at Center of Concern!

The Center for Our Concern: Reflections on 45 Years of Research, Education, and Advocacy

Center of Concern’s president, Lester A. Myers, reflects on the three moments of recollection, gratitude, and hope that provide a glimpse of the changing signs of the times that have touched the Center’s stakeholders in social, cultural, economic, and spiritual terms over the past 45 years. To read this reflection, click on the PDF below.

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

Education for Justice | Mon, May 2, 2016

Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J.: A Prophet of Peace and a Poet of Justice

In this reflection, we celebrate the life of Daniel Berrigan, S.J., poet and prophet, who committed his life to work for justice and peace. May Fr. Berrigan's prophetic spirit continue to burn brightly and guide all who are called to speak truth to power. 

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Education for Justice | Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Provide Relief for Ecuador Earthquake

Support relief efforts in Ecuador by donating to Water with Blessings, run by Center Creative Voice Sr. Larraine Lauter, O.S.U. Water With Blessings invites partnership with faith-based organizations for the purpose of distributing water purification systems to earthquake victims in Ecuador. See the attached flyer. For more information, please contact Water with Blessings at or call Sr. Larraine at +1 (502) 356-9281.

Education for Justice | Mon, Apr 11, 2016

A Call for Prayer and Solidarity

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International will convene an international conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence, from April 11-13, 2016. In recognition of the Year of Mercy declared by the Holy Father, this carefully planned Catholic conference on nonviolence and just peace will take place in Rome. The invited participants represent a broad spectrum of Church experiences in peacebuilding and creative nonviolence in the face of violence and war. Pax Christi International has asked for the global community's prayers leading up to and during this monumental conference. Join Education for Justice and pray the attached prayer for Nonviolence and Just Peace!

Center of Concern | Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Center of Concern President Hosts Panel Presentation for 20th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute at Georgetown University Law Center

Center President Lester A. Myers organized and hosted a panel presentation at the Georgetown University Law Center 20th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute on March 10, 2016. The session was entitled, “Embracing Corporate Responsibility: What is the Corporate Counsel’s Role as Valued Advisor?” and included globally prominent thought and executive leaders in corporate citizenship and responsibility Bennett Freeman, John T. Friedman, and Stephen B. Young. Journalist and media advisor Roshini Rajkumar moderated the discussion. Les is an alumnus of the law center and has been a member of the Corporate Counsel Institute’s Advisory Board for nine years.

The program featured a discussion of the ways that corporate counsel can work with other senior organizational leaders and board members in articulating a principled, mission-integrated approach to corporate citizenship and responsibility, with authentic regard for stakeholder interests, quality growth, and the long-term value proposition of the organization.

John T. Friedman is the Center’s secretary-treasurer, a Huffington Post columnist, and a prominent thought and executive leader in corporate citizenship and sustainability. Roshini Rajkumar is a well-known journalist, brand strategist, executive coach, and keynote speaker. Bennett Freeman is a globally prominent thought and executive leader in sustainability, corporate responsibility, and governance, and served as senior vice president for sustainability research and policy at Calvert Investments and deputy assistant secretary of state (twice). Stephen B. Young is the global executive director of the Caux Round Table, an internationally renowned author and speaker on corporate responsibility, and a Center Creative Voice.

For photo: from left to right are John T. Friedman, Roshini Rajkumar, Bennett Freeman, Stephen B. Young, and Lester A. Myers.