April 6, 2023 | 11:00–12:00 pm ET
Prioritizing Vulnerable Communities in Global Finance - Webinar
When leading global financiers converge on Washington, DC, for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, a host of practical and ethical issues will compete for priority, each a part of the polycrisis that confronts us. The 2023 agenda for the G20 leaders will be an integral part of the discussions. Global religious communities play important roles and have significant stakes in the outcomes, though what those roles are and how they are engaged is often unclear. Among the leading issues are care and concern for the most vulnerable: giving meaning to the call for a "preferential option for the poor" (a phrase used by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si), and translating intentions on addressing climate change into practical action. This webinar will preview how these issues may affect the G20 agenda, especially as they relate to ethical imperatives and the actual and potential roles that religious communities play in responding to global crises.
Panelists include Rev. Charles Chilufya, S.J., Director of the Justice and Ecology Office, Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network, Katherine Marhsall, Senior Fellow, Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Professor of the Practice of Development, Conflict and Religion, School of Foreign Service, Athena Peralta, Programme Executive for Economic and Ecological Justice, World Council of Churches
Sponsors: Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, the G20 Interfaith Forum and Jubilee USA Network
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April 12, 2023 | 9:00–10:30 am ET (1:00–2:30 pm GMT)
Achieving Debt Crisis Resolution That Delivers Today and in the Future
Rising debt burdens in low- and middle-income countries constrain their response to urgent people's needs in an adverse and uncertain context. This unfolding debt crisis poses risks to all regions in the global south and ultimately constitutes a risk to global economic and financial stability. We will hear from different regional realities how the current instruments to deal with debt resolution are insufficient and unfit to address the current and future debt challenges. Proposals to help countries avoid the debt trap, dealing with overlapping crises and boosting an equitable recovery will also be discussed.
Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social (Latindadd)'s Global Advocacy Director, Patricia Miranda, moderates a panel with Jason Braganza, Director, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), Mae Buenaventura, Team Manager of Debt Justice Program, Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development (APMMD), Maia Colodenco, Former Head of the International Affairs Unit, Argentina's Ministry of Economy, Mark Flanagan, Deputy Director of the Strategy Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Sponsors: Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social (Latindadd), African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development (APMMD), Jubilee USA Network, European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), Debt Justice Network Norway, Arab Watch Coalition, The Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), Society for International Development, Christian Aid
Location: HQ2-03B-768B Lecture Room
Registration to the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings will be required to access the premises. No registration is needed to access the livestream, available at: https://www.imf.org/en/live
April 14, 2023 | 10:30 am–2:30 pm ET
Jubilee USA Vigil and Press Conference: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods and Planet
Join us on Friday, April 14th for a vigil and press conference in occasion of the IMF, World Bank and G20 Meetings. Hear how religious and community leaders from around the world are working for a Jubilee.
10:30 am–2:00 pm ET: Vigil
2:00 pm–2:30 pm ET: Press Conference
Speakers include Bishop Charles Kasonde, Bishop of Solwezi, Zambia, President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), Rev. Charles Chilufya, S.J., Director of the Justice and Ecology Office, Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), Patricia Miranda, Global Advocacy Director, Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social (Latindadd), Athena Peralta, Programme Executive for Economic and Ecological Justice, World Council of Churches, Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network, Cathy Feingold, Director, AFL-CIO International Department and Deputy President, ITUC (TBC)
A full schedule is available here: https://www.jubileeusa.org/spring_meetings_jubilee_vigil_pressconference
Location: Community Park 1824-1884 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Register by clicking here. If you have any questions feel free to contact [email protected]. To stay up to date on these events, visit our website at: https://www.jubileeusa.org/spring_meetings_jubilee_vigil_pressconference