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Center of Concern | Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Mindfulness and Thankfulness: The Ignatian Examen as a Discipline of Care for Our Common Home and One Another

As Thanksgiving draws near, I find myself thinking about the various people and things for which I am thankful. Identifying the good and being grateful for it keeps me grounded. It keeps me from distorting the bad or wallowing in it. God might not, as Fr. Brian J. Lehane, S.J., suggests, “want us always to be saying ‘thank you’.” [1] But he does want us “to be noticing how much we are loved and cared for by Him and, in turn, respond[ing] by living a life of gratitude." A life of gratitude. Isn’t that what Pope Francis lives, models and asks of us as well? Read the rest of Kate Tromble's blog post here: https://integral-voices.com/2017/11/22/mindfulness-and-thankfulness-the-ignatian-examen-as-a-discipline-of-care-for-our-common-home-and-one-another/

Education for Justice | Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A Blessing and A Challenge to Us: In Memory of Fr. Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., and Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J.

This month, we remember the deaths and celebrate the lives of two of the Jesuit priest killed in El Salvador in 1989 because they raised their voices for justice. Copyright © 2017 Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

Center of Concern | Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Education for Justice Releases its 2017 Advent Reflections by Angel Mortel

In many ways, Advent unfolds as a film would. Creative Voice and former EFJ intern, Angel Mortel, works with Brave New Films producing social justice documentaries. “We go through Advent with the same anticipation with which we watch a film, eager to see how it ends. We need to be reminded to wake up, prepare, celebrate, and rejoice in the coming of our Savior and lasting hope.” Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern.

Integral Ecology | Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Untying the Knots

“I… I had no idea what the Doctrine of Discovery was. It’s unbelievable, really, it meant that land could be taken if there were no baptized Christians there.” I was jolted out of a moment of distractedly gazing at the stained glass windows during announcements. It was a Sunday morning in early September, and I was visiting a deep suburban congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that I didn’t know well, but had worked with to coordinate an eco-stewardship project. Read the rest of Emilie Bouvier's blog post at: http://integral-voices.com/2017/10/12/untying-the-knots/.

Global Women's Project | Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Report: "Violence against women migrant workers"

This report from the United Nations Secretary General was published on July 25, 2017. It outlines the current context with respect to the problem of violence against women migrant workers. It provides information on the measures taken by Member States and activities undertaken within the United Nations system to address this issue and ensure the protection of migrant women’s human rights. The report concludes with recommendations for future action.

Integral Ecology | Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Addressing Climate Change Without EPA

In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the mission of which is to protect human health and the environment, takes the lead in addressing global climate change. President Nixon established the EPA with bipartisan support on December 2, 1970, in response to the public outcry over rivers catching on fire, thermal inversions of smog literally choking people to death, valleys filled with drums of spent chemicals, lakes dying from pollution, and fish that were inedible due to high levels of toxins. Read the rest of John J. O'Grady's blog post at: https://integral-voices.com/2017/08/31/addressing-climate-change-without-epa/.

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