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Find resources on policy recommendations for the Biden administration, the upcoming Ecumenical Advocacy Days' virtual gathering, analysis of Fratelli Tutti, and much more. These resources were published in the January-February 2021 issue of NewsNotes.

1) Sign up to attend the Ecumenical Advocacy Days virtual gathering April 18-21, for which this year’s theme is the intersection of climate and racial justice:

2) Read our office’s letters to the incoming Biden administration outlining recommendations for policy:

3) Watch a recording of the webinar “Faith Speaks to UN,” featuring Sr. Marvie Misolas, MM, exploring the ways religious actors influence proceedings at the UN:

4) Read this briefing report from the Center for Migration Studies, “Improving the U.S. Immigration System in the First Year of the Biden Administration,”

5) Read this report from the Migration Policy Institute, “At the Starting Gate: The Incoming Biden Administration’s Immigration Plans:”

6) Explore this series of events from the UN on climate change and food systems adaptation

7) Watch a webinar recording from the Carnegie Endowment on International Peace, “Nuclear Ban Treaty ‘What Now?’” webinar:

8) Watch a webinar recording of an event for the 20th anniversary of the UN resolution on women, peace, and security, hosted by Pax Christi International and Miriam College in the Philippines:

9) Watch a recording of a webinar on Fratelli Tutti in the context of the Philippines, hosted by Ateneo de Manila University’s John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues, along with the NGO Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan:

10) Read about this new book on water defenders in El Salvador, “The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed,” by Robin Broad and John Cavanaugh:

11) Read “Human Rights Education as the Solution to Religious Persecution” by United States Institute of Peace to explore how educating youth about human rights can increase respect for religious pluralism—and how the COVID-19 pandemic could provide an inflection point to devise such new educational approaches:

12) Over 300 organizations have signed on to a policy framework for the Biden administration for addressing the root causes of migration in Central America:

13)  Read the new report, “Venezuela’s Complex Humanitarian Crisis: Humanitarian Response, Challenges for Civil Society,” from the Washington Office for Latin America:

14) Explore this infographic from the UN’s UNEP Gap Report. This yearly report measures the commitment-action gap between what the international community should be doing to mitigate climate change and what it is doing.

15) Read this article from the Washington Office on Latin America published in Americas Quarterly entitled “Can Francisco Sagasti Hold Peru Together?”

16) Read this report by Center for Migration Studies and Refugee Council USA, “Charting a Course to Rebuild and Strengthen the US Refugee Admissions Program,”

17) Read the 75th Anniversary Issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The issue will be free-access online until February 7, 2020:

18) Read this report in the Africa Focus Bulletin, “To build back better on Africa policy, the Biden administration needs new thinking on priorities:”

19) Watch the recording of a webinar, “No Warming, No War,” hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies on the connections between militarism and the climate crisis:

20) January is human trafficking prevention month. Explore this toolkit on ending human trafficking from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: