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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.

Time to put the GDP out to pasture

Global Women's Project | Tue, Aug 11, 2009

Time to put the GDP out to pasture

Yesterday's New York Times featured an opinion piece by Eric Zencey, professor of historical and political studies at Empire State College, entitled “G.D.P. R.I.P.” In it, Zencey makes the case that it is time to get rid of the outmoded economic concept “gross domestic product” and replace it with one that better captures well-being and our nation’s economic health.
Feminist Political Economic Analysis of U.S. Chicken Industry

Global Women's Project | Fri, Sep 19, 2008

Feminist Political Economic Analysis of U.S. Chicken Industry

Kristin Sampson uses a feminist political economy (FPE) framework to analyze the U.S. commercial poultry industry as an exemplifier of a production model that is being replicated in poultry sectors across the globe as well as in other livestock, agricultural, and industrial sectors. Trade and investment liberalization brings the industrial model into direct contact with the traditional systems of raising chickens which still feature prominently in developing countries. In light of FPE, how does the industrial poultry production model fare in terms of advancing the sustaining and flourishing of life and providing sustainable livelihoods?
Trade As If People and Earth Matter:  A working document on alternatives

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jul 9, 2008

Trade As If People and Earth Matter: A working document on alternatives

Trade As If People and Earth Matter: A Working Document on Alternatives, seeks to contribute to the emerging dialogue on a new framework for trade that holds the promise of promoting just and sustainable development in the countries and areas where it is most needed. Trade policies and agreements must put people first! They should further genuine social and economic development for our neighbors around the world while preserving and creating good jobs here at home. They must support – not hinder – governments in adopting policies to protect public health and the natural environment. Trade policies must strike a balance between creating a predictable structure for international trade and preserving the policy space necessary for governments to foster and secure economic, social and human development for all their citizens.