The Trump administration announced plans to renegotiate NAFTA.
The history of Maryknoll in Latin America is rich and deep. Our commitment to the promotion of social justice and peace in the region cost several of our missioners their lives during the years of oppression, including Fr. Bill Woods, MM in Guatemala (1976), and Sisters Ita Ford, MM, Maura Clarke, MM and Carla Piete, MM in El Salvador in 1980. Some, like Fr. Miguel D’Escoto in Nicaragua, have served in public roles in support of those who live in poverty. Countless others have accompanied the Central American people in their daily struggles for survival, for social justice, for an end to the violence that destroys their communities; for new life.
Among the particular concerns of Maryknoll in Latin America are poverty, its causes and consequences; migration and refugees; health care, especially holistic care that includes good nutrition and preventative care; access to essential medicines for treatable or curable illness; HIV and AIDS; the rights and dignity of women and children; the response of authorities to the growth in gang violence; mining concessions; just trade agreements; debt cancellation; small and subsistence farming and other work accessible to people who are poor; and environmental destruction.
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The following article was written by Eben Levey, an intern who is working with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns this year.
The following article was originally published in the December 2013 issue of El Quetzal, the newsletter of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission-USA. It was reprinted in the March-April 2014 NewsNotes.
The following article was written by Eben Levey, who is spending several months as an intern with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC). Eben and MOGC staff member Susan Gunn traveled to El Salvador as part of a delegation to observe the run-off election on March 9.
The following piece was written by Flávio Rocha, a Maryknoll lay missioner in Brazil, and was published in the January-February 2014 NewsNotes.
The following article was written by Eben Levey, an intern with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, and was published in the January-February 2014 NewsNotes.
Eben Levey, an intern with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, participated as an election monitor and wrote the following report about his experience. It was published in the January-February 2014 NewsNotes.
Mexico and Central America face extreme levels of violence since the war on drugs was intensified in the region; urge the U.S. Congress to stop funding this war.
The following piece, published in the November-December 2013 NewsNotes, was prepared by Eben Levey, an intern with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
The following was written by Eben Levey, whose internship with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns focuses on Central America issues. Eben will participate in an election-monitoring delegation in November.
Claire Stewart, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Sao Paulo, Brazil, reflects on saying "Yes" to God's call, as Mary did.
Maryknoll Father Shaun Crumb reflects on a simple meal he joined in Bolivia that demonstrates the Body of Christ.
Rick Dixon, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner, reflects on the Christ child and the Magi in El Salvador.
Dan Moriarty is a returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner who now coordinates the Maryknoll Bolivia Immersion Program.
This week's reflection is written by Kathy McNeely, a returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner and former staff member of Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
This week's scripture reflection was prepared by Christine Perrier, a returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner who served in Peru.
Chad Ribordy and his family are returned Maryknoll Lay Missioners who lived and worked in Brazil.
This reflection, by Father Dan McLaughlin, who lives and works in Brazil, is also found in A Maryknoll Liturgical Year (Year C), published by Orbis Books.
Bob Short, who served as a lay missioner in Ecuador in the 1980s, now coordinates the Maryknoll Affiliates, an international community.
Joanne Blaney has served as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Brazil for many years and is currently working as the Mission Services Director for the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, based in New York.
Father Leo Shea has served as a missioner in several locations, most recently in Jamaica.
Father John Northrup writes about his mission experience in Mexico in this week's reflection.