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Reading New Signs of the Times in Our Globalized World: The Challenge from Africa

Center of Concern | Tue, May 18, 2010

Reading New Signs of the Times in Our Globalized World: The Challenge from Africa

Pete Henriot, S.J., former director of the Center of Concern, was honored with Africa Faith and Justice Network's Faith and Justice Award for extraordinary service to Africa on April 17, 2010.  Two days later he lectured on "Reading New Signs of the Times in Our Globalised World: The Challenge from Africa."  His trademark three points (and the rest of the talk) are available for download
Globalization and Catholic Social Teaching: A Reflective Synthesis

Global Women's Project | Thu, Dec 11, 2003

Globalization and Catholic Social Teaching: A Reflective Synthesis

Twenty-six scholars, academics and social justice activists gathered outside Toronto, September 25-28, 2003, to assess the relevance and promise of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) for the globalizing dynamics of today. A general consensus emerged from this group that CST in its present form has much to contribute to the world community, but it clearly cannot claim to be a global ethic, marked as it is by both the strengths and the clear limitations of being culturally western and theologically Catholic-Christian. The challenge is to develop a Catholic ethic for globalization that can be brought into constructive dialogue with the other faiths and cultures gracing the planet. That will put us on the only viable path toward a global ethic–an ethic that will then have to be expressed to the peoples of the world in the rich diversity of cultural forms that constitute the world’s faiths.
Catholic Social Teaching and Trade

Global Women's Project | Mon, Nov 15, 1999

Catholic Social Teaching and Trade

"The Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle is an important moment in the process of constructing the global institutions that will govern life on the planet in the 21st century. The Church, with its wealth of experience, reflection and commitment to social justice, needs to be more present and more fully engaged. It needs to engage not just in the Seattle moment but especially in the longer term process of sorting out the global trade system and the structures of global governance."