Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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Resources from January-February 2018 NewsNotes

The following resources were listed in the January-February 2018 issue of NewsNotes.

World Day of Peace is January 1. Share our two-page flyer about Pope Francis’ message for the day.

Listen to “Among the People” the new free podcast series produced by the Maryknoll Father and Brothers. The first episode features Maryknoll Father John Beeching in Thailand. Listen free online at iTunes, SoundCloud, and Google Play (

Join the National Week of Action to Close Guantanamo, January 6 – 14 in Washington, D.C. and various cities across the United States. Find a list of locations and resources at

Read “Climate Action for the Common Good: Reflecting the principles of Laudato Si” a report by CIDSE presented at the UN Climate Talks (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. 

Watch videos and read presentations from the conference "The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace Just War In Dialogue" held at the University of San Diego, Oct. 6-7. Visit the link to see videos of Cardinal Peter Turkson and Maria J Stephan; read the presentations from Marie Adele Dennis, Ken Butigan, Gerald Schlabach, Terry Rynne, and Eli Sasaran McCarthy.

Read “The Church and Peace in South Sudan,” by John Ashworth published in the October 2017 issue of Sudan Studies for South Sudan. Ashworth traces the way the Catholic Church has been distinctively involved in peace efforts in all levels of Sudanese society since 1972 and argues for its unique potential to help resolve the current conflict in South Sudan.

Use a resource sheet on Catholic views on drone warfare produced by the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare and the Office of International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Use a new toolkit on fossil fuels divestment and investment specifically directed at Catholic institutions created by Global Catholic Climate Movement and The “Ethical Investment in an era of climate change” toolkit is available online at

Read “Temporary Protected Status: A Vital Piece of the Central American Protection and Prosperity Puzzle” a new report by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of Migration and Refugee Services recommending the U.S. government extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador and Honduras. 

Watch “Thank God it’s Friday” a documentary that provides an insight into the daily lives of Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Read “The Rise of Big Meat: Brazil’s Extractive Industry,” a new report by IATP, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and FASE, examining the social and environmental impacts of transnational corporations) present in Brazil and their role in shaping the global meat complex. 

Plan now to attend Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) in Washington, D.C., April 20 – 23. The theme is “A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People.” More information is available at, or contact the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.

Read “Haiti’s Ongoing Road to Recovery: The Necessity of an Extension of Temporary Protected Status”, the new report by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration and Refugee Services recommending the U.S. government extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. 

Plan now to attend the Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., June 17-19. The theme is “And Still We Rise: Transforming U.S. Policy Toward a Just Middle East.” And Still We Rise seeks to elevate the voices, contributions, and leadership of women peacemakers.