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From Globalization to Global Community
Making Peace and Doing Justice in a Smaller World

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Church and Society Gathering
Northeast Jurisdiction, United Methodist Church
November 6-9, 2003
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

"What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice and to show
constant love and to walk humbly with your God.
" Micah 6:8

ORGANIZATIONS

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  • Alternatives for the Americas: www.web.net/comfront or www.economicjustice.org/alternatives.
    Working document by people across the Americas which proposes alternatives to the dominant "free trade" models of economic development such as NAFTA, FTAA, and CAFTA.
  • Bread for the World. (www.bread.org).
  • Christian Aid (British) (www.christianaid.org).
  • Christian Aid (United Kingdom) One of the few church-related organizations that monitors public poicy on trade and globalization issues.
  • Climate Change resources (www.ppjr.org/environ/climate.htm)
  • Community Supported Agriculture (www.maysiesfarm.org/csa/index.html)
    Maysie's Farm / Conservation Center
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams. (www.cpt.org)
  • Every Church A Peace Church. (www.ecapc.org)
  • Fair Trade

  • 50 Years is Enough Network. (www.50years.org)
    International Organization which monitors the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • global debt
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation (USA). (www.forusa.org) FOR offers intensive peacemaker training institutes for youth and adults.
  • Gamliel Foundation (www.gamaliel.org)
  • Good Schools Pennsylvania (www.goodschoolspa.org)
  • Jobs with Justice (www.jwj.org)
  • Jubilee Congregations
  • National Interfaith Hospitality Network (NIHN) (www.nihn.org). National faith-based network of homeless shelters, now expanded to Family Promise program that broadly addresses poverty issues. Provides "Just Neighbors" study curriculum.
  • Jubilee USA (www.jubileeusa.org)
    Also includes links to international Jubilee organizations.
  • Korea

    Microcredit

  • The The National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice (www.nicwj.org)
    Provides many resources, including worship resources, sermon suggestions, and action ideas.
    NICWJ, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60660-4627, 773-728-8400.
  • National Labor Committee (www.nlcnet.org)
  • Religious Working Group on the World Bank and IMF (www.sndden.org/rwg)
    Interfaith coalition which works on globalization issues.
  • [Restorative Justice / Prison Industrial Complex]
  • Sojourners (www.sojo.org)
    Social justice publication and community in Washington, DC. Often magazine articles deal specifically with topics of globalization gathering; some articles are posted on the Sojourners web page.
  • The Other Side (TOS) magazine (www.theotherside.org ).
    Often includes articles that deal specifically with topics of the Globalization gathering. (see, e.g., Jan.-Feb. 2004 issue. (Some articles are posted on the TOS web page a few weeks after publication)

    Socially Responsible Investing

  • South Korea
  • Thailand -- sweat shops (See National Labor Committee)
  • United for a Fair Economy (www.faireconomy.org)
  • United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries
  • United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (www.umc-gbcs.org)
  • United Methodist General Conference (April 27-May 7, 2004 in Pittsburgh, Lawrence Convention Center)
  • United Nations Association.
  • Universal health insurance / parish nurse ministry
  • Video Resources (see Video Resource Page).
  • Wal-Mart corporate website. (www.walmart.com)
  • Wal-Mart Watch (www.walmartwatch.com) One of many websites that monitors Wal-Mart practices.
  • Witness for Peace. (www.witnessforpeace.org)
  • World Social Forum (Forum Social Mundial) (http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/home.asp)
  • World Social Forum 2004 (Jan. 16-21)in Mumbai, India. (http://www.wsfindia.org/anotherworld.php)

  • Location: http://cswt.ppjr.org/global/organiz.htm
    Last Updated: January 5, 2004
    Created: January 4, 2004