Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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The following resources were listed in the September-October 2020 issue of NewsNotes

1) From the Catholic Climate Covenant, use and share the a new resource, “The Healing Power of Love in Action: Creation Care in a Time of Pandemic and Partisanship.” This program focuses on St. Francis' Canticle of the Creatures and explores how it truly speaks to us in our era of climate change, pandemic, and partisanship:

2) Explore this liturgy guide for the Season of Creation (Sept. 1- Oct. 4)  from the Dominican Center: Spirituality for Mission, entitled “Season of Creation: Jubilee Time for Earth:”

3) Watch videos of speakers in an anti-racism lecture series at the University of Notre Dame launched in August. Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC, was the first speaker. The speakers for the rest of the series scheduled for this semester are listed:

4) Join Columban missionaries from around the world for a podcast mini-series about the beauty of biodiversity and the threats it faces. Called "Jubilee for the Earth," the podcast will be released throughout the Season of Creation:

5) Read a statement from Churches for Middle East peace, a network of which our office is a member, on the new Israel-UAE peace agreement

6) Explore a collection of resources on the unresolved conflict on the Korean Peninsula from the World Council of Churches, The Light of Peace: Churches in Solidarity with the Korean Peninsula

7) Explore our resource page for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, to be celebrated on September 27, focused on the topic of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). On this page you can find a homily written by Fr. Joseph Healey, MM, in collaboration with South Sudanese IDPs, resources from the Vatican and U.S. Bishops’ conference, and much more:

8) Explore some resources on our website for the International Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21:

9) Read Pope Francis’s series of talks on a just recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, given at his regular Wednesday general audience:

10) Check out the latest policy briefs from UN Women, exploring a gender-responsive recovery from the pandemic:

11) Read about a new docu-series, Immigration Nation, about the current era of immigration enforcement, now available on Netflix:

12) Read a new report from Human Rights First on the harm done by the Administration’s third-country transit asylum ban, which returns asylum seekers in the U.S. to the first “safe” country they passed through while traveling:

13) The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan has released an English version of their appeal to abolish nuclear power. The strong statement came out after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the worst since Chernobyl:

14) Read about a letter signed by 152 bishops in Brazil regarding the government’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis:

15) Watch a video of the side event from the UN High Level Political Forum, “Stop Child Abuse in Social Media,” organized by Sr. Marvie Misolas, MM, NGO representative to the UN:

16) Join a webinar Sept. 29 at 6pm EST to learn practical steps for your church to become a certified climate resilience hub, provide much-needed support for the “new normal” in your community, and hear from existing climate resilience hubs. This workshop is free, co-hosted by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather and Creation Justice Ministries. Register: