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Global Women's Project | Wed, Jun 24, 2015

How is Technology Interrupting the Business Model of Human Trafficking?

According to the Economist's report on human trafficking, women suffer most severely. The report says, "victims of international trafficking are women forced into some form of prostitution." In Europe and Central and South Asia, women, often previous victims of trafficking, are expected to recruit other women. The BBC reports of USSD technology being applied to camouflage text messages and allow local authorities to locate a phone.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Financing Sustainable Development: Are We Up to the Challenge?

Fifteen years after the Millennium Declaration and reaching the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 2015 will be a year of reckoning and looking ahead. The international community will need to forge a new framework to finance sustainable development. A new paper released by CIDSE, the international alliance of Catholic agencies of which Center of Concern is a member, relies on Catholic Social tradition to recommend measures needed for financing the new development agenda.

 

Integral Ecology | Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Integral Ecology Project Recognizes Mandela's Interests in Sustainability

The Integral Ecology Project expresses deep respect for the work of Nelson Mandela to improve the sustainability of South Africa through his legislative accomplishments. Under his presidency, South Africans experienced major changes in the quality of their lives as millions accessed telephone lines, the electricity grid, and clean sources of water. He worked for employment equity, workers' rights, and the rights of labor tenants who lived and worked on farms. Photo/CC/Darling Wind Farm/Warren Rohner 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Apr 5, 2014

Investment climate, global economy, external debt: RBW events this week (April 2014)

The Rethinking Bretton Woods Project of the Center of Concern will be involved in the following events in the occasion of the upcoming Spring meetings of the World Bank/ IMF (All events are to be held at the World Bank I Building, at 1850 I St, N.W. Accreditation to attend World Bank/ IMF meetings is required).

Education for Justice | Wed, Feb 12, 2014

EFJ Calls for Religious Communities to Discover Their Common Visions

Education for Justice Project Director Pat Finan and Associate Director Sister Dianna Ortiz offer "Action-Links" that bring together the prayerful journey of the EFJ resources, which are available through the subscriber-based EFJ.org site, and our concerns in everyday life.  EFJ urges particpation in key events: February 20 is the United Nations World Day of Social Justice.  Find out more at https://www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/. The Institute for Peace and Justice is an independent, interfaith organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels.  Explore its website and consider taking action at http://www.ipj-ppj.org/

 

 

Global Women's Project | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Global Women's Project Affirms Mandela's Commitment to Social Equality

The Global Women's Project mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela and celebrates his incomparable achievements. Mandela's work challenged prejudices of all kinds and inspired people across the world to work against injustice. Women have historically been among those most oppressed, and still bear great injustice and inequality in many regions of the world today. As we look toward Human Rights Day on December 10, the Global Women's Project affirms the timeless message of Nelson Mandela, who wrote in a letter, August 1, 1970: “Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.”  Please join us in commemorating Mandela's legacy by supporting our work!

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Mandela Provides Lasting Inspiration to Tackle the Toughest Issues

The Center's Rethinking Bretton Woods Project takes on arguably the most powerful and well-organized lobby of the world — the financial industry — to defend the interests of those who are poor and marginalized. In a task that often can seem hopeless, Mandela’s statement: “It always seems impossible until it’s done” will forever continue to be a voice of inspiration. A reminder that there is no more powerful force than the human will when it sets out to achieve something aligned with principles of justice.

Education for Justice | Mon, Dec 2, 2013

EFJ Project Posts New Advent Resources

 Education for Justice has posted two new Advent resource series at www.educationforjustice.org.  A daily calendar explores the signs of the times, offering reflections that connect Advent scriptures to the many crises facing the human family, along with prayers and action ideas. Weekly reflections on the Sunday gospels also are available, providing links to daily scripture readings as well as spiritual exercises and action links. These reflections, along with our new "Mother of the Living Gospel" prayer, echo the words and spirit of Pope Francis' new exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel."

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