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43rd Anniversary

Center of Concern | Fri, May 30, 2014

Center of Concern Celebrates 43rd Anniversary of Sharing Your Voice for Global Social Justice

Since its founding on May 4, 1971, by Bishop (later Cardinal) Joseph Bernardin, General Secretary of the former National Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the Center has worked to create a world that upholds basic human rights and human dignity for all. Today, team members uphold the Center's early goals of sharing your voice for global social justice (TM ) by researching, educating, and advocating from Catholic social tradition to create a world where economic, political, and cultural systems promote sustainable flourishing of the global community.

 

   

Education for Justice | Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Education for Justice Intern Meets with Fr. Mario Serrano Marte, SJ, at Washington Interfaith Staff Community Meeting

Center's Education for Justice Project intern John Morton meets with Fr. Mario Serrano Marte, SJ, at Washington Interfaith Staff Community meeting to discuss issues of citizenship and undocumented migrants. 

Center of Concern Integral Ecology Project at Ignatian Family Teach-In

Integral Ecology | Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Center of Concern Integral Ecology Project at Ignatian Family Teach-In

The Integral Ecology Project will present at a break-out session of the Ignatian Family Teach in on November 17, 2012 on "Climate Change and the Common Good." The COC presentation will provide a framework for Jesuit affiliated students and parishinors to dialogue about climate change, noting the values of Catholic Social Teaching.

Program Breakout Description: Is climate change a moral issue? What kind of language do we have as Catholics to reveal the moral implications of a changing climate? This workshop will explore how Catholic Social Teaching can give us compelling language and principles to illuminate the debates about climate change.

Climate Change Agreements

Center of Concern | Wed, Dec 15, 2010

Climate Change Agreements

The negotiations on climate change at the Cancun Summit ended Friday night, December 10th, with broad consensus acceptance of limited advances.  It sets the stage for the year-long work toward the next Climate Summit in South Africa near the end of 2011.  For a helpful report and analysis of the consensus agreements by Jesuits working on ecology, go to the new EcoJesuit Network website, Ecology and Jesuits in Communication.  It represents an important new involvement and commitment to ecological justi