Links

CRC Links

Proposed links : Religious Conferences, the Catholic Church, justice, peace and integrity of Creation, ecumenical, prayer and spirituality and the media.
 
Religious Conferences United States and Latin America:
 

Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR):
http://www.lcwr.org

Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM):
http://cmsm.org

Confederación Latinoamericana de Religiosas y Religiosos (CLAR):
http://www.clar.org/page

Religious Formation Conference:
http://www.relforcon.org

Canadian Conference of Secular Institutes
http://www.ccis-ccsi.ca/an_index.html

Catholic Church:

Vatican:
www.vatican.va

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life:
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccscrlife/index.htm

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB):
www.cccb.ca

Assemblée des évêques catholiques du Québec (AÉCQ):
http://www.eveques.qc.ca/

Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops:
http://acbo.on.ca/

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
http://www.usccb.org

Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute
http://www.ccbi-utoronto.ca/


Internet Resources on the Environment

For Engaging with Expanding Worldviews and Spirituality.

Northwest Earth Institute
www.nwei.org
 

Foundation for Global Community
www.globalcommunity.org

Institute of Noetic Sciences
www.noetic.org

Worldwatch Institute
www.worldwatch.org

Center for the Story of the Universe (USA)
www.brianswimme.org

Whidbey Institute (USA)
www.whidbeyinstitute.org

Rockhaven Center (USA)
www.rockhavencenter.org

Centre for Spirituality and Ecology (the Netherlands)
www.degaarde.org

Universe Story Site by Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow
www.thegreatstory.org

Earth Policy Institute
www.earth-policy.org


Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Canada

Canada:

ACAT Canada
http://www.acatcanada.org/

Kairos:
http://www.kairoscanada.org

Development and Peace:
http://www.devp.org/

Canadian Environmental Law Association:
http://www.cela.ca

Citizens for Public Justice:
http://www.cpj.ca

Council of Canadians:
http://www.canadians.org

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
http://www.policyalternatives.ca

Common Frontiers Quebec:
http://www.web.net/comfront/quebec.htm

Lamplighter's Forum Ecumenical Website:
http://www.earthgroaning.ca/

PeaceQuest Initiative
http://peacequest.ca/

Rights and Democracy:
http://www.ichrdd.ca

Social Justice Committee of Montreal:
www.s-j-c.net

Poverty:
www.makepovertyhistory.ca

Project Ploughshares:
http://www.ploughshares.ca

International Justice Mission Canada
http://www.ijm.ca

International:

Amnesty International:
www.amnesty.org

Pax Christi International:
http://www.paxchristi.net

Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations:
http://www.holyseemission.org

Peace is in Our Hands :
http://www3.unesco.org/iycp

Fair Trade:

Équiterre:
http://www.equiterre.qc.ca/en

TransFair Canada:
http://fairtrade.ca/

World Fair Trade :
http://www.wfto.com/

Ten Thousand Villages:
http://www.villages.ca


Ecumenical links

World Council of Churches:
http://www.oikoumene.org/

The Ecumenical Water Network:
http://www.oikoumene.org/fr/activities/roe.html

Prayer and Spirituality:

Liturgy of the Hours:
http://www.universalis.com

Various translations and languages of the Bible:
http://www.biblegateway.co

Taizé:
http://www.taize.fr


Web Sites on Human Trafficking

An important catalogue of web sites offering information on trafficking in women and children organized under three main categories: International Convention and Protocols; Non Governmental Organisations; and Governmental Organisations.

A. International Convention and Protocoles
 
The United Nations (UN) Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (TOC):
http://www.uncjin.org/Documents/Conventions/dcatoc/final_documents_2/
convention_eng.pdf

And its two protocols:

1. The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (the Trafficking Protocol):
http://www.uncjin.org/Documents/Conventions/dcatoc/final_documents_2
/convention_%20traff_eng.pdf

 
2. The Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air (the Smuggling Protocol)
http://www.uncjin.org/Documents/Conventions/dcatoc/final_documents_2/
convention_smug_eng.pdf

Convention and its Optional Protocols on the Rights of the Child. We can see Nations that have signed and ratified those documents.
http://www.oikoumene.org/fileadmin/files/wcc-main/documents/p4/contact/con-184.pdf  

Convention 182 of the International Labour Organisation, Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour-1999, coming into force November 19, 2000.
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/convdisp1.htm

B. Non Governmental Organisations
 
The CRC web site provides two important documents on the issue of trafficking: They are tools offered primarily to women and men religious (sisters, brothers and priests) for meeting with their federal M.P.  to raise his or her awareness of the issue of human trafficking and  to make an actual commitment to advance this cause.

1. Lobbying Guide to the Laws on Trafficking
http://www.crc-canada.org/bd/fichierNouveaute/172_2.pdf

2. Lobby Kit for the Protection of Trafficked Persons
http://www.crc-canada.org/bd/fichierNouveaute/241_1.pdf

STOP, Anti-human Trafficking Newsletter, co-sponsered by Sisters of the Divine Savior and Capacitor International:
http://homepage.mac.com/srjeanschafersds/stoptraffic/index.html
 
UNANIMA is an International coalition founded in 2002 by representatives from 7 congregations of women religious. It is an NGO committed to work for justice at the international level in harmony with the charter of the United Nations for the economic and social advancement of all peoples. Presently they work hard on the issue of Trafficking.
http://www.unanima-international.org
 
CATW, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, is a non-governmental organisation working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms, especially prostitution and trafficking in women and children, in particularly girls:
http://www.catwinternational.org/about

Mouvement du Nid, in France, presents very good studies, especialy on the clients of prostitution:

1. Studies and reports on the clients of prostitution. Note at the end of each article a pdf document (one of 181 pages and the other of 43 pages) that you can download.
http://www.mouvementdunid.org/-Etudes-et-rapports

2. Study on the will of the victim to escape prostitution for a sustainable integration ». http://www.mouvementdunid.org/Printemps-sortir-de-la

CALACS - Québec Coalition of Centres d'Aide et de Lutte contre les Agressions à caractère Sexuel (CALACS) – Feminist group:
http://www.lumiereboreale.qc.ca/principal/quoi.htm
 
Sisyphe: Group of articles on prostitution gathered by Micheline Carrier:
http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=132

CCR - Canadian Council for Refugees “Migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons 20 February 2000': http://www.web.net/~ccr/traffick.html
 
DECEMBER 18 is an online organisation named after the International Day of Solidarity with Migrants, initiated in 1997 by Asian migrant organisations. 
http://www.december18.net/

Beyond Borders (ECPAT in Canada) advances the rights of children to be free from abuse and exploitation without regard to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Mandate : Advocate for vulnerable children who can not speak for themselves. Monitor the prosecution and sentencing of individuals charged with crimes against children, including crimes such as sex tourism and Internet pedophilia. Educate the public on the dangers of the Internet, and propose practical solutions on ways to ensure that no child will be harmed via this medium.
http://www.beyondborders.org
 
Human Rights Watch section on Trafficking
http://www.hrw.org/women/trafficking.html
 
Save the Children
http://www.savethechildren.ca
 
International Bureau for Children's Rights, based in Montréal “Child Trafficking in Canada: Preliminary Evaluation and Intervention Strategies”:
http://www.ibcr.org
 
Polaris Project, a multicultural grassroots non-profit agency combating sex trafficking and modern-day slavery:
http://www.polarisproject.org/
 
Information Event on Trafficking in Women. Overview of EU strategies and actions: http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/equ_opp/news/traffick_en.htm
 
Canada Human Rights Report, section 6f about Trafficking in Persons: http://www.ncbuy.com/reference/country/humanrights.html?code=ca&sec=6f
 
International Labor Organisation. Overview of the ILO Activities against Trafficking in Persons: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/migrant/projects/traffick
 
IOM - International Organisation for Migration. IOM's counter-trafficking activities are geared toward the prevention of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children, and the protection of migrant's rights.
http://www.iom.int/jahia/jsp/index.jsp

The Future Group.  Since 2000, The Future Group's principal work has centered on confronting human trafficking and the child sex trade in Southeast Asia.  Given the trans-national nature of this crisis, there is increasingly a focus on North America and Europe as well.  The Future Group works to:

1. Assist and rescue victims of human trafficking and child sex trade;
2. Deter and prosecute offenders at home and abroad;
3. Raise the issue to national and international attention, advocating for positive change based on our research.
Go to : http://www.thefuturegroup.org/

Internet Site of Marie-Victoire Louis, feminist, author of remarquable papers on violence, prostitution and feminism. http://www.marievictoirelouis.net/index.php

C. Governmental Organisations
 
Justice Department of Canada
 
For information about the legislative stages of the House Government Bills: http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/bills.asp?Language=E
 
Department of Justice Canada presents many documents about Trafficking: 
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fs-sv/tp/canada.html

Policy Centre for Victim Issues
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/pcvi-cpcv/brochure.html
 
Key Criminal Code offences relevant to trafficking in persons
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/PRBpubs/prb0425-e.htm 
 
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, about Trafficking in Women: Inventory of Information Needs and Available Information: 
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp
 
Applications of International Law in Canadian Courts:
http://www.lawsite.ca/femlaw/VC_Traffick.htm
 
US Secretary of State  Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report' to Congress.
http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt
 
Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Recommendation 1663 (2004)1: “Domestic slavery: servitude, au pairs and “mail-order brides”:
http://assembly.coe.int/Main.asp?link=http://assembly.coe.int/Documents/AdoptedText/ta04/EREC1663.htm
 
Laws concerning female prostitution in each of the European countries. 37 pages.
http://www.senat.fr/lc/lc79/lc79.html

Council of Europe web site devoted to the fight against trafficking in human beings: http://www.coe.int/T/E/human_rights/trafficking
 
UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Trafficking in Human Beings: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/trafficking_human_beings.htm
 
NATO has a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in human beings http://www.nato.int/issues/trafficking
 
United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings - An outline for action.
http://www.uncjin.org/
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CTOC/index.html


Media Links

This list provides the main links to religious, alternative and secular media. Catholic communications associations are also included.
 
Alternative Media:

The New Internationalist:
http://www.newint.org

The Ecologist:
http://www.theecologist.org

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting:
http://www.fair.org
 

Catholic Media International:

MISNES Missionary Service News Agency:
http://www.misna.org/ita/default.htm
 

Canada:

Prairie Messenger:
http://www.prairiemessenger.ca

Western Catholic Reporter:
http://www.wcr.ab.ca
 
Salt + Light Television
www.saltandlighttv.org


New Catholic Times - Sensus Fidelium
http://www.newcatholictimes.com/

United States:

Catholic News Service:
http://www.catholicnews.com

National Catholic Reporter:
http://ncronline.org/

Catholic Communications Associations Canada:

Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC):
http://www.arccc.ca


CRC-JPIC Links for Ontario

JPIC Ontario -- Here are some links to information on social and ecological justice work being done by or supported by religious congregations who have members in Ontario.

Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (GSIC):
http://www.greysisters.ca

School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND):
http://www.ssndcanadian.org/justice.aspx

Sisters of Service (SOS):
http://www.catherinedonnellyfoundation.org

Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ):
http://www.rscjinternational.org

Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul:
http://www.providence.ca/

Congregation of Notre Dame, Visitation Province
http://www.jpic-visitation.org

KAIROS Canada: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
http://www.kairoscanada.org

Campaign Against Child Poverty
http://www.childpoverty.com

PeaceQuest Initiative
http://peacequest.ca/


Miscellaneous

Catholic Health Association of Canada:
http://www.accs.ca

Université St-Paul: 
http://www.ustpaul.ca

Canadian Forum on Theology and Education:
http://www.cfotae.ca

 

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