Latest OMI JPIC News
Global Financial Integrity (GFI) and other non-governmental organizations, including OMI JPIC released a letter today calling on the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken to assist the Haitian government in fighting corruption.
Recent violent protests in Haiti underscore the people’s frustration with systemic corruption that exists within the government. The Biden Administration has presented a foreign policy goal of addressing corruption around the world and, as such, must support the Haitian government in developing critically important anti-corruption measures. This would be beneficial to the people of Haiti, the United States of America and the world.
Visit Global Financial Integrity’s website to read the full press release.
On a related note: United Nations representatives of congregations of Catholic Sisters, Brothers, priests and partners in mission, many of whom have active ministries in Haiti, also wrote H.E. Mrs. Linda Thomas-Greenfield,, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United nations to express deep concern over the rapidly escalating unrest in Haiti. Read the letter here.
DOWA Metals & Mining is a threat to the Chilkat Watershed April 16th, 2021
TAKE ACTION: HELP US STOP THIS MINE!
Japanese smelter company DOWA Metals and Mining has taken control of the Palmer Mine Project at the headwaters of the Chilkat Watershed. Send this letter DOWA, asking the Board of Directors to stop funding this mine.
Sign the Petition to Walmart to Protect Seafarers April 15th, 2021
Seafarers Are Essential Workers! Sign this Petition to Protect them.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN:
Each year, the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT) launches a campaign to raise awareness of forced labor in the fishing industry. This year, due to the global pandemic, a new humanitarian crisis has emerged that is severely impacting all men and women who work at sea. CCOAHT – together with Stella Maris and the Apostleship of the Sea USA – are urging people of faith to leverage their voices as consumers to uphold the safety and labor rights of one of the world’s most invisible group of essential workers.
Help Protect the Environment! April 12th, 2021
Reducing consumption, reusing items and recycling whenever possible reduces air and water pollution, keeps landfills from filling up so quickly and saves energy and money for both consumers and governments that have to deal with trash. This is a great way to deal with climate change. Our new brochure offers tips on ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle as individuals and in your communities.
Courageous Conversations: Can Inclusive Capitalism Work for the Common Good?
Socially Responsible Investment Coalition
Annual Education Event 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 via ZOOM
Program: 6:30 – 8:30 pm CST
Can Inclusive Capitalism Work for the Common Good?
“Once capital becomes an idol and guides people’s decisions, once greed for money presides over the entire socioeconomic system, it ruins society, it condemns and enslaves men and women, it destroys human fraternity, it sets people against one another and, as we clearly see, it even puts at risk our common home.” – Pope Francis
We welcome your participation and financial support for our Virtual 2021 Annual Event Sponsorships as well as individual tickets will be available
Please indicate your choice below and send payment by check to SRIC:
- Sponsorships of $250 and above allow for 8 participants
- Individual tickets at $25 per person, please indicate number
Purchase of a sponsorship will allow us to feature your organization’s name and logo on our event materials. If you have purchased a sponsorship you will be responsible for sending out the link to your invited participants. Links will also be sent for individual ticket purchases, if more than one, please email us with names and email addresses. We will be sending you a registration confirmation with the ZOOM link and instructions on accessing the event. Registrations will be accepted through Friday, April 16, 2021
Rev. Séamus Finn, OMI — Chief of Faith Consistent Investing at the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Larry Hufford, Ph.D. — Professor of Political Science and International Relations at St. Mary’s University
Sister Michele O’Brien, CCVI — Development Specialist at the Friends of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundation
Nadira Narine — Senior Program Director, Strategic Initiatives at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Inclusive Capitalism is fundamentally about creating long-term corporate value that benefits all stakeholders – businesses, investors, employees, customers, governments, communities, members of society, and the planet.
OMI JPIC Among Civil Society Organizations Urging the Administration to Not Repeat Mistakes of the Past in Central America March 29th, 2021
As the State Department is developing a “root cause strategy” addressing the reasons why so many children, women, and men are fleeing the northern countries of Central America, US-based and international faith, humanitarian, immigrant-led, human rights, environmental, and grassroots organizations called on President Biden and Vice President Harris to support and amplify civil society calls in each country for governments to address the structural and societal causes driving forced migration. These include pervasive corruption, corrosive levels of human rights abuses and impunity, gang and gender-based violence, poverty and inequality, exclusive economic models, and climate change.
The letter opens with expressions of appreciation for the administration’s pledge to ensure a fair, humane, and orderly immigration system that welcomes immigrants and restores access to asylum. Download the letter here in English or Spanish.