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A Calendar of Women (pdf) -- Honoring women who have changed the world. Learn more about each individual woman by checking out their biographies. Contact us to receive a beautiful calendar that is created each year to honor these women and the women of Mary's Pence.

Summer Reading Lists
Mary's Pence supporters engage with the world. These books suggested by Mary's Pence board and staff offer spiritual reflections, alternative views and visions of our world, insight into the lives of women and the poor, and some great stories. Enjoy!

Information Sources

Association for Women's Rights in Development
An international, feminist organization with resources on gender equality, sustainable development, and women's human rights.

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good
Current Information on faith and public life. Resources on Catholic Social Teaching.

Eldis Community
Online community for database and email service of information sources on international development. Eldis aims to share the best knowledge on development, policy, practice and research.

EDGE Funders
Organization for international funders. Contains information on issues affecting the global south and effective funding in the global south.

Interfaith Worker Justice
Information to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the U.S. on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially workers in low-wage jobs.

Global news agency which focuses on the production of independent news and analysis about events and processes affecting economic, social and political development. IPS aims to give prominence to the voices of marginalized and vulnerable people and groups, report from the perspectives of developing countries, and to reflect the views of civil society.

Just Associates
An international, feminist organization that trains and supports activist leadership and grassroots organizing to influence change in discriminatory institutions, policies, and beliefs.

Jobs with Justice
Organization which lifts up workers' rights struggles as part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice. Their mission is to build a strong, progressive labor movement in the US that works in coalition with community, faith, and student organizations to create a broader global movement.

Go to their resource page for articles and human rights reports from around the world.

Focus areas are Economic Justice, Immigration Reform and Peacemaking. Rich with articles, information sheets and reflections.

Witness for Peace
Resources include information on Migration, Military Aid and Training, Trade Agreements, Cuban Embargo, Labor Rights, and Debt and Structural Adjustment. Witness for Peace sponsors learning delegations on human rights issues to 7 Latin American counties.

Women Thrive World Wide
Non-profit advocating for policies that give women and families the tools they need to escape poverty. Topics – women in agriculture, aid effectiveness, economic opportunity, violence against women and women and trade.

Women’s Environment and Development Organization
Contains information on sustainable development, women’s leadership and global governance. Connects global policy to local action.

Organizations to Know

Call to Action
Catholic movement working for equality and justice in the Church and society. An independent national organization of over 25,000 people and 53 local chapters, Call To Action believes that the Spirit of God is at work in the whole Church, not just in its appointed leaders. Annual Conference in November.

IHM Sisters
One of the many women religious communities that supports Mary's Pence - the IHM Sisters of Monroe, Michigan, "envisions and is committed to bringing about the dream of God on planet Earth through respect for, nurturing of and promoting liberation and well-being of all persons and all of nature as God’s good creation." They have great resources on their website on spirituality and justice.

Programs materials for use by groups that provide effective strategies for training and forming individuals as agents of social transformation. They are exciting opportunities for parishes, churches, dioceses, agencies and small faith communities interested in expanding and promoting social ministry.

SOA Watch
SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.


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