Education for Justice | Tue, May 27, 2014

EFJ Project Editor Dianna Ortiz, OSU, Offers Prayer at "Stop Torture" Rally

Guantánamo Brothers, Forgive Us
                   —by Dianna Ortiz, OSU

O single Source from which all love and light flows,
We gather as a people united in the name of dignity and transparency.

As people of conscience, we look into the mirror of our souls,
Mindful of your words, “What you have done to the least of my brothers,
you have done to me.” continue

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, May 22, 2014

RBW Alert: Who's Getting Wealthy in sub-Saharan Africa?

Who is really benefiting from wealth creation in sub-Saharan Africa? Alvin Mosioma, Director of Tax Justice Network-Africa, argues in his newest blog post on that while economies in the region are growing, the benefits from growth are disproportionately felt by the rich due to tax dodging and the inability of local authorities to combat such measures. As a result, inequality is growing, with minimal advances by the poor. Read more of his analysis of the implications of this problem and possible solutions:​​


Integral Ecology | Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Integral Ecology Project Recognizes Mandela's Interests in Sustainability

The Integral Ecology Project expresses deep respect for the work of Nelson Mandela to improve the sustainability of South Africa through his legislative accomplishments. Under his presidency, South Africans experienced major changes in the quality of their lives as millions accessed telephone lines, the electricity grid, and clean sources of water. He worked for employment equity, workers' rights, and the rights of labor tenants who lived and worked on farms. Photo/CC/Darling Wind Farm/Warren Rohner 

Education for Justice | Wed, Feb 12, 2014

EFJ Calls for Religious Communities to Discover Their Common Visions

Education for Justice Project Director Pat Finan and Associate Director Sister Dianna Ortiz offer "Action-Links" that bring together the prayerful journey of the EFJ resources, which are available through the subscriber-based site, and our concerns in everyday life.  EFJ urges particpation in key events: February 20 is the United Nations World Day of Social Justice.  Find out more at The Institute for Peace and Justice is an independent, interfaith organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels.  Explore its website and consider taking action at



Global Women's Project | Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Global Women's Project Director Expresses Outrage at Incident of Abuse of Power

Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., Director of the Center of Concern’s Global Women’s Project, joined a conversation with scholars, religious leaders, and policy makers on “Religion and Foreign Policy” at the invitation of the Council on Foreign Relations. Featured speaker Jacques Berlinerblau, associate professor and director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, discussed issues surrounding secularism in the U.S. and abroad.  



Integral Ecology | Sun, Sep 29, 2013

Center President Lester A. Myers Endorses CIDSE Statement on Climate Change

Lester A. Myers, President of Center of Concern, joins in support of the 17 chief executives of the Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE), an international alliance of lay Catholic development and advocacy organizations, who issued a statement today expressing concern and calling for action in response to the release of today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) regarding the near certainty that human activity is the source for the alarming effects of climate change, including global warming. 

Global Women's Project | Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Promoting Immigration Reform

The Global Women's Project at the Center of Concern commends the recent Network's 'Nuns on the Bus' 15-state immigration reform bus tour and looks forward to the next leg of this historic journey! The Global Women's Project has championed the global rights of women for 40 years and supports these courageous sisters as they lobby for social justice.

Religious Organizations Oppose U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Global Women's Project | Fri, Mar 7, 2008

Religious Organizations Oppose U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

As representatives of religious institutions and faith-based organizations with extensive global relationships and concern, we oppose the pending U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). International trade and investment activities should advance the common good and be evaluated in light of their impact on those who are most vulnerable, including Afro-Colombian and Indigenous peoples. The U.S.-Colombia FTA fails these tests.