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Center of Concern | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

On April 15, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari addressed the Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The meeting, which this year takes place on the days of April 14 and 15, is held every year at the UN Headquarters in New York, and is part of the follow-up to the Financing for Development Conference.  Read the agenda for this meeting. Photos CC/UN ECOSOC/ Jon Gosier, UN photo gallery/Jon Noy. 

Education for Justice | Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Deren Speaks on Integrating CST at NCEA Event

Jane Deren of the Education for Justice project speaks with Mary Chirdon of Verona, Pa., (right) after Deren discussed integrating Catholic Social Teaching into the bishops' high school curriculum framework during a workshop April 23 at the National Catholic Education Association conference in Pittsburgh. Deren offered ideas for infusing key CST concepts into every required course.

Global Women's Project | Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Mythbusting: Women and Witchcraft

Welcome to the Global Women’s Project’s newest blog: Mythbusting: Women and Witchcraft. It is a widely-held misconception that violence against those labeled as “sorcerers” or “witches” is a phenomenon that existed only in the middle ages and has since vanished from “civilized” society. Unfortunately this practice is very much still alive. Photo/Taro Taylor//CC 

Ecology and Development | Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Celebrating Earth Day with Reports of Energy Savings Through Wind Power

What better day than Earth Day to celebrate our energy savings? The Center of Concern is proud to share news of its environmental stewardship. We procure our energy through Washington Gas Energy Services' Green-e Energy, a certified wind power source from regional wind farms. Wind power is the world's fastest growing energy resource. When wind power replaces traditional sources, it reduces carbon dioxide, lowers carbon footprints, and helps eliminate air pollution problems such as smog and acid rain. The Center's results on wind power equal savings equivalent to taking five cars off the road for a year. Celebrate the Earth, today, and everyday.