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Resources in the July-August 2019 issue of NewsNotes

The following resources were published in the July-August 2019 issue of NewsNotes.

Read and share our series of two-page bulletins called One Amazon, Many Voices which will examine topics to be discussed at the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region and their connections to the lived experiences of Maryknoll Missioners. The series is produced by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns to serve as a tool for learning, reflection, and action by readers on issues raised by the Synod. Find One Amazon, Many Voices online at

Use a discussion guide for the book  “Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence” edited by Marie Dennis and published by Orbis Books. The guide is produced by Pax Christi UK.

Read the latest UN report on “Climate change and Poverty,” by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, that describes the risk of a ‘climate apartheid’ scenario where “the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger, and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer.” 

Read the 44-page report “The Religious Landscape in South Sudan: Challenges and Opportunities for Engagement” published by the U.S. Institute for Peace.

Read the statement by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Honduras (Conferencia Episcopal de Honduras, CEH) denouncing their government's handling of recent conflicts in the country and a heartfelt cry of "Enough!"

Read the 40-page executive summary of “Agroecology and Other Innovative Approaches” by the UN High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition.

Read and share the one-page flyer “Why we should end drone warfare” produced by the Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare.

Read our letter to Congress for World Refugee Day on June 20.

Watch a 5-minute video “UNHCR’s global trends in forced displacement, 2018 figures,” produced by the UN Refugee Agency.

Find new data about refugees in the Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2020 report, produced by the UN Refugee Agency. Refugees most at risk and in need of resettlement include Syrian refugees (40 per cent), followed by South Sudanese refugees (14 per cent) and refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (11 per cent).

Find the latest data on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the report “Global Report on Internal Displacement” from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). A record 41.3 million people are displaced inside their own countries because of conflict and violence, an increase of more than a million since the end of 2017 and two-thirds more than the global number of refugees.