Global Women's Project | Wed, Apr 27, 2011
Maria Riley presented “Reframing the Economy through Women’s Eyes” at the 2011 Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The presentation discusses problems with our current economic model and provides alternatives for moving forward toward a more sustainable and just future. It emphasizes and uses Feminist Political Economics and highlights the importance of accounting for unpaid household care work.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Apr 15, 2014
During the week of April 7, the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project advocated for justice during the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The project was involved in several events that discussed investment climate, infrastructure, and the effects of Federal Reserve policies on developing countries and external debt. Photo by Center of Concern/C Bain
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Dec 2, 2012
Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari represented the Center of Concern at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva on December 4 and 5 2012. On the 5th, he was a panelist at a session of the Forum addressing the theme “The finance sector and the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.”
Download full programme of the Forum.
Webcast of panel presentations (Caliari's presentation begins at 03:28)
More information on the Forum.
Engaging Faith | Mon, Mar 12, 2012
Lectionary reflections for the fourth Sunday in Lent 2012.
Center of Concern | Wed, Jul 20, 2011
Blessed God, these are some of the things that belong
to our vision of a healed future...
Center of Concern | Thu, Oct 16, 2008
In last night's presidential debates, Senator McCain and Senator Obama offered competing vsions for the economy. Both attempted to address the concerns and
aspirations of middle class Americans in the midst of the dual housing
and financial crises driven by Wall Street. This got me thinking back to the
root causes of the crises. I’ve followed the technical discussions on bundled mortgage securities
and over-leveraged firms, and no doubt many people made reckless
decisions, but the problem lies even deeper with the economic
philosophy that has reigned for over 30 years.
Engaging Faith | Mon, Oct 6, 2008
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time [a]
October 12, 2008
Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20
Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10
October 13: "Columbus Day" in the United States
Thanksgiving Day in Canada
October 14: Birthday of the Peace Corps
October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
October 16: World Food Day
Center of Concern | Wed, Oct 1, 2008
During the first so-called “Presidential” debate, my attitude barometer went from boredom to anger. The American people deserve better, and the global situation on so many fronts demands a thoughtful debate between the two candidates.
Engaging Faith | Fri, Sep 19, 2008
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time [a]
September 28, 2008
Philippians 2:1-11 or 2:1-5
September 27: Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, Patron of Charitable Societies
September 29: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) starts at sunset.
October 1: Id al Fitr (End of Ramadan)