catholic social teaching

Global Women's Project | Mon, May 17, 2010

Seeing the World Anew: A Framework for a Renewed Economy

Contemporary crises in finance, the economy, care, hunger, migration, energy and climate change are the interrelated signs revealing the failure of the dominant Neoliberal approach to development over the last 3 decades.  This paper analyzes the roots of these crises and lays out a vision of a way forward that promises healing, renewal and greater justice for all peoples and Earth.  It provides the framework for the Center's programming into the future. 

The Wall Street Crisis: Background and Causes

Center of Concern | Fri, Oct 3, 2008

The Wall Street Crisis: Background and Causes

This eight-page resource lays out the background, causes and connections behind this crisis. The resource includes:
  • Effects, dangers and alternatives of the bailout
  • Background on the causes leading up to this crisis.
  • A perspective on the crisis from a Catholic Social Teaching view
  • Quotes from the social teaching on the function of the free market
  • Graphs and charts

This resource is a companion piece to the visual overview.

The Economic and Social Context of Human Trafficking

Global Women's Project | Sun, Oct 28, 2007

The Economic and Social Context of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking, the current form of modern slavery, has escalated in the recent decade. According to UN statistics, over 2.4 million persons are trafficked a year in an illegal industry that reaps from $7 to $10million dollars annually, third only to the illegal trade in drugs and in arms. The illegal trade in human beings is both facilitated and driven by the effects of globalization economic integration and the continuing dominance of the system of patriarchy throughout the world. This power point examines the push/pull factors of trafficking and migration which brings many people into both forced economic labor and forced sexual labor.
Why do Gender Issues Remain Problematic to Development Agencies?

Global Women's Project | Thu, Feb 15, 2007

Why do Gender Issues Remain Problematic to Development Agencies?

Women worldwide, as individuals and through the Women’s Movement, have expended enormous personal and professional energy to ensure that the issues of women in development were addressed in major institutions, such as the World Bank, the UN and all its agencies, and in development organizations both governmental and private. However, despite these advances, gender inequalities persist across all societies and in all institutions and sectors. A kind of gender fatigue has set in among many advocates and institutions, which prompts the central question of this article: Why has gender remained such a difficult issue in the international NGO development community?