Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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September-October 2014 NewsNotes

Vol. 39, No. 5
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Iraq: An urge for alternatives to military action -- 53 religious groups/leaders sign a letter to President Obama urging better, more effective, more healthy and more humanizing ways to protect civilians and to engage this conflict.

Latin America united against Israeli attacks on Gaza -- Latin American nations have strongly condemned the military campaign that has caused massive damage and loss of life in Gaza.

Brazil: Deforestation decreases -- In less than a decade the country went from being the world’s worst deforester to making the greatest strides in forest preservation.

Guatemala: Communities attempt to block dam -- Maryknoll Affiliates shared information about an ongoing campaign to protect a region's water source.

Migration crisis in U.S. -- The stories of migrant children have reinforced the notion that compassion and peace building are desperately needed within all of our communities.

Migration: Where are Nicaraguan children? -- Despite the country's poverty, very few, if any, of the children amassed at the U.S.-Mexico border are from Nicaragua.

Japan: Fukushima clean-up challenges -- Efforts to clean the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are extraordinarily difficult.

Assessing U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit -- Business and military interests were the primary topics. What happened to human rights?

Liberia: Militarization of fight against Ebola -- A Liberian activist writes about the crisis in his homeland.

HIV-AIDS: Report from 20th International Conference -- A Maryknoll missioner shares some information learned at this year's international AIDS conference.

Water and the Keystone XL Pipeline -- One serious concern about the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline across the Great Plains is the possible (and catastrophic) contamination of the Ogallala Aquifier.

Models to curb carbon yield different results -- As the global community begins to recognize the dangers of climate disruption, some industrialized nations are starting to implement policies to help alleviate some of the stress put on our planet.

Nuclear disarmament: Urgent and possible -- Multiple important events have taken place in the past year to reignite momentum toward the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Shareholders call for worker rights, safety -- One year after a Bangladeshi factory disaster, a garment worker came to New York to make an impassioned plea for rights for workers

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