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Resources for Justice and Global Education

Stuart Center-Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, Washington, DC -- http://stuartcenter.org/jpic

     The Office of JPIC serves as a resource to RSCJ and our colleagues in our mutual, on-going efforts to “Act justly, Love tenderly and Walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).

Sacred Heart at the UN -- http://sacredheartattheun.org/

     Provides resources and information about the Saced Heart presence at the UN as a non-governmental organization (NGO), associated with the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the United Nations

Education for Justice: Catholic Social Teaching -- https://educationforjustice.org/

     The Education for Justice Web Project was created to help teachers, social action directors, parish members, campus ministers, and others in leadership roles to meet the challenge of sharing Catholic Social Teaching and bring greater awareness to social justice issues. Through all of the materials available on the web site, the site seeks not only to introduce Catholic Social Teaching to a wider audience but to help deepen the knowledge of this essential element of faith and to help develop solidarity with all those in the global community who are suffering and oppressed.

Justice Education in Catholic Schools -- http://www.justiceeducation.org.au/

     Justice Education in Catholic Schools is a sub-group of the Justice Unit of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. The sub-group consists of staff from the Justice Unit, Catholic Education Office, Catholic schools and Catholic justice organisations in the Melbourne Archdiocese.  Major goals of the JECS are to encourage discussion regarding the theory and practice of justice education in Catholic schools, provide information and appropriate links on a range of justice issues, provide a means by which Catholic Schools can share their ideas and practices related to justice activities in their schools, support networks of teachers and students working in the area of justice education.

Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Justice, Peace and Human Development -- http://www.usccb.org/about/justice-peace-and-human-development/

     The Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD) creates and distributes resources to increase awareness of Catholic social teaching and of opportunities to concretely live our Baptismal call to love God and neighbor.

NAIS: Global Sustainablity -- http://www.nais.org/Articles/Pages/Global-Sustainability-150798.aspx

     Website from NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools)

     Resources for global education -- http://www.nais.org/Articles/Pages/NAIS-Resources-for-Global-Education.aspx

Ask Asia -- http://asiasociety.org/education

     Asia Society is a global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. They seek to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of arts and culture, policy and business, and education.

     Ask Asia for Kids -- http://kids.asiasociety.org/

Facing the Future -- http://facingthefuture.org/Default.aspx

     Facing the Future believes in the transformative power of widespread, systemic education to improve lives and communities, both locally and globally. Their positive, solutions-based programming is designed by and for teachers, and brings critical thinking about global issues to students in every walk of life. They work within the education system to help teachers help students achieve academic success, while preparing them to create and maintain positive, healthy, and sustainable communities. Facing the Future is a great site for curriculum resources and connections.

Global Schoolnet -- http://www.globalschoolnet.org/

     Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning and improve academic performance through content driven collaboration. We engage educators and students in meaningful e-learning projects worldwide to develop science, math, literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork, civic responsibility and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding.  We prepare youth for full participation as productive and compassionate citizens in an increasing global economy. Founded in 1984, GSN is a 501(c)3 non-profit education organization.

iEARN -- http://www.iearn.org/

     iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

     iEARN International is registered as an NGO in Spain and has an international office in Callus, Spain.

     Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world.
     iEARN is:

    a safe and structured environment in which young people can communicate
    an opportunity to apply knowledge in service-learning projects
    a community of educators and learners making a difference as part of the educational process

 

Millenium Development Goals (MDG): Educational resources online

There are many educational materials about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) available online which can be used in the formal classroom, in popular education projects, with youth groups or in other parish work. Here are some examples:

  •     www.un.org/millenniumgoals -- on this UN site you can find the text of the MDGs, the Millennium Declaration (from which the MDGs derive), and other background material and documents. Clicking on “Related Links” will bring you to a list of additional UN web sites, including those of UN programs and specialized agencies.
  •     www.un.org/cyberschoolbus -- the CyberSchoolBus is a very elaborate and interactive web site. It deals with each individual MDG in a very comprehensive way, giving facts and background information, video clips, suggestions about how to get involved, and much more. By clicking on “Monitor Goals” (top bar) you can track country specific implementation of the MDGs. Click also on “Links and Resources” (top bar) to find NGOs with educational materials on their web sites. Although this web site was designed for students and teachers, it is an excellent introduction to the MDGs for any age.
  •     www.undp.org/mdg -- the UN Development Program site has country reports, regional reports, and donor reports.
  •     www.unmillenniumproject.org -- in January 2005, Professor Jeffrey Sachs handed in to the UN Secretary General his report of the Millennium Project entitled Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals. This web site provides links, in multiple languages, to the overview report and the full report.
  •     www.ourplanet.com and http://tunza.mobi/-- current and past issues of Our Planet, a magazine published by the UN Environmental Program (UNEP), are available on this elaborate site about the environment and development. Tunza is UNEP’s magazine for and by young people. Its extensive web site contains much information on topics of environmental sustainability (MDG #7).
  •     www.first8.org (click on “English” at bottom right) -- this site has an elaborate power point presentation, e-cards, and an online version of the “first8” picture booklet.
  •     www.cafod.org.uk -- is the site of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development in England and Wales. Clicking on “Resources” (top bar) brings you to more educational materials for various ages and levels, as well as worship resources.
  •     www.makepovertyhistory.org -- this elaborate web site of the Make Poverty History campaign has videos about poverty and lots more. Click on “schools” (top bar) to find more educational resources.
  •     www.caritas.org – Caritas Internationalis. In the Search box, type in “Millennium Development Goals."