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Globalization Study Links

The following online articles and resources supplement the materials for this mission study.

Global Ministries Articles

New World Outlook magazine

Read selected articles from New World Outlook's special issue on globalization.

Women and Globalization: Toward an Economy of Caring
Story and Photo by Marcia Florkey
After two hours' travel on a hilly dirt road in the Northwest Province of Cameroon, West Africa, the narrow valley opens on a vast hillside of young palm-oil trees. Read more...

Building Better Mousetraps: Globalization's Challenges for China's Christians
Story and Photo by Diane J. Allen
The late Deng Xiaoping, China's paramount leader after Chairman Mao Zedong, lives on in his legendary pragmatism: "It doesn't matter whether the cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice." Read more...

Globalization and the Church: An Italian Methodist Perspective
Story and Photo by David Markay

An Ecuadorian teenager sporting a Denver Nuggets cap shares a Turkish kebab with his Italian girlfriend. Technicians from India operate the service center for a German cell-phone company based in Italy. Read more...

The World Trade Organization: Why We Protest
Story and Photo by Francis Wong
A globalized economy should draw people together to share the benefits of its economic activities. but the World Trade Organization, with its ideology of globalization, was described by church leaders meeting in Hong Kong. Read more...

Northern Uruguay: Aid in the Wake of Globalization
Story and Photo by Cassandra Heller
At the place where Uruguay touches the corners of Brazil and Argentina lies a muddy, waterlogged village called Bella Union. Scraps of corrugated metal, plastic, and wood shelter families of five or six. Old cars sit lifeless ...Read more...


Find out more about the WTO and what you can do.
http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/wto.html

Articles on Other Websites

View a PBS Frontline special on Wal-Mart: "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontlinr/shows/walmart

"Women and Globalization: Toward an Economy of Caring," by Marcia Florkey. Read this article and others from the March/April 2006 New World Outlook.
http://gbgm-umc.org/nwo/nwo-new/archived_nwo.cfm?issue=120

The Campaign for the Abolition of Sweatshops and Child Labor is a movement dedicated to ending the exploitation of workers, The United Methodist Women's Division is among the movement's founders. Find out more about this movement .
http://www.abolishsweatshops.org
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Sweatfree T-shirts are produced by a women's sewing cooperative in Nicaragua. Read more about the cooperative, see a slide show, or view a video.
http://www.pcusa.org/sweatfree.

Read an article about fair wages by David R. Francis. Christian Science Monitor, January 30, 2006.
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0130/p14501-cogn.html.

Read an article, "The Economy of Grace Versus Free Market Logic"
http://www.pcusa.org/trade/downloads/meeks-paper.pdf.

FTTA for Beginners Workshop. Download a workshop on popular ecomonics education in PDF format from United for Fair Economy.
http://www.faireconomy.org/econ/workshops/ftaa_for_beginners.html

Maps and Charts

View and print a color chart, Ultra Concentrated Media Chart.
http://ww.mediachannel.org/ownership/moguls-printable-150dpi.pdf

View an interactive map: "New and Revised Map of the Corporate World"
http://www.polarisinstitute.org/edu_tools/map.html
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Take Action

Rugmark Campaign. Find out about a campaign to ensure that workers who make rugs do nor work in sweatshop conditions.

The UMCOR coffee project. This project enables congregations to purchase fairly traded coffee and cocoa. Find out more about the UMCOR coffee project.