PARTICIPATE IN THE FUTURE OF PITTSBURGH’S NEW ECONOMY MOVEMENT!
About the New Economy Campaign:
Our mission is to identify, support, and collaborate with Pittsburgh region projects and groups to develop a sustainable cooperative & democratic economic system run by and for the people.
The New Economy Campaign is a project of the Thomas Merton Center.
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More About the Thomas Merton Center and the New Economy Campaign
The New Economy Campaign is a project of the Thomas Merton Center. The Thomas Merton Center was founded in 1972 to be an educational, facilitation, and organizing resource to build a consciousness of values and to raise the moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, classism, economic justice, human rights, and environmental justice. TMC engages people of diverse backgrounds, philosophies, and faiths who find common ground in the nonviolent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world.
TMC strives to be a coalition-building organization that follows the principles of Thomas Merton and other great architects of non-violent resistance. We encourage people to learn, grow, and work in the pursuit of social justice and peace to ensure the dignity of all human beings. We strive to achieve this vision in a supportive, nurturing, and non-hierarchical manner.
The mission of the New Economy Campaign is to identify, support and collaborate with local projects and groups to develop a sustainable, cooperative and democratic economic system: one where economic success creates shared value for fair and equitable benefits; one that uses social, financial, and environmental resources efficiently; and where business activity replenishes our environment.
Learn what other people and organizations are doing to transform Pittsburgh’s economy into one where the rewards and benefits are equitably shared between business employees or employee-owners, stakeholders, and host communities; one that creates strong, nurturing social ties; and which replenishes nature.
Molly Rush, a co-founder of the Thomas Merton Center, observes, “I, like millions of others, have come to believe our current global corporate and financial system of control is unsustainable. We must keep working to resolve these issues everywhere: in the streets, in the courts and the statehouses. But we also need to be creating an alternative system, one that is locally based, owned and run by the people, environmentally sound, and just. That new economy is, in fact, emerging; we are just too involved in the fray of everyday life to step back and see what it looks like and how we all fit in.”
What is “The New Economy?” Definitions differ, but it is the economy of the future: one where economic success means fair and equitable benefits; one that uses of social, financial, and environmental resources efficiently; and where business activity replenishes our environment.
New economy projects, businesses, and community benefits will be featured, from around Pittsburgh and elsewhere. Most importantly, attendees will draft a plan of action that builds the new economy in line with their own missions. It’s about coordinating activity, not adding more to everyone’s responsibilities.