Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Resources July-August 2021

Find resources on immigration policy, efforts to combat child labor, the intersections of COVID-19 recovery and climate action, and much more. These resources were published in the July-August 2021 issue of NewsNotes.

1. In honor of the #FastforFreedom national campaign to seek a pathway to citizenship for undocumented essential workers happening this June and early July, take action by contacting your Members of Congress:

2. Take action to help strengthen the refugee resettlement program by contacting your Members of Congress to urge them to robustly support refugee resettlement funding in the federal budget:

3. Watch a webinar recording on child labor and girls’ education in Tanzania, featuring Sr. Mary Vertucci, MM, of the Emusoi Centre in Tanzania. This webinar was a collaborative effort of the Maryknoll Sisters, Fathers and Brothers, Lay Missioners, and MOGC:

4. Leading up to Pride month, the Maryknoll Sisters, Lay Missioners, and Fathers & Brothers endorsed this statement by some Catholic Bishops on protecting LGBT youth.:

5. Read this article from TIME Magazine, “How COVID-19 Vaccination Became a Climate Metaphor,” about the interconnections between our response to COVID-19 and the climate emergency:

6. From Amnesty International, read this report on the Biden administration’s immigration policy: “A Progress Report on the Biden Administration’s Record on Making the United States a Safe Refuge:”

7. Listen to a six-episode podcast series on the intersections of immigration policy and racism, called “The Other Side of the Water: Immigration and the Promise of Racial Justice:” 

8. Read this new study from Catholic Relief Services on factors that motivate people to stay in Guatemala rather than migrate to the United States:

9. Watch a new 2-minute video from the Catholic Mobilizing Network on the Catholic faith and the restorative justice movement:

10. Read this new report from the Marshall Project on the increase in migrant deaths at the border in the last year and what we can do about it:

11. Read this new report from the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), “Complicit: 2020 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending:”

12. Read this new report from the Migration Policy Institute, “Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities:”

13. Learn about the South Sudan Council of Churches Action Plan for Peace Initiative at and read their latest newsletter at

14. Join the 3-day virtual counter event to the Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit in Rome to be held July 25-27: Learn more about CSM’s positions on the UN Food Systems Summit

15. Sign a petition to Pres. Biden asking him to address root causes for migration from Central America:

16. Explore this new report by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, “Sudan’s 2019 Revolution: The Power of Civil Resistance:”

17. Register for a virtual UN side event on July 8 at 1pm EST, co-sponsored by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns at the UN, “Addressing the tensions between extreme poverty and environmental conservation: grassroots voices and solutions:”

18. Check out this new book, "Beneath the Cicadas’ Song" a contemporary fiction drama thriller by Lindsey Doyle, a climate policy advocate at InterAction. A compelling story about a fictional community under threat in Central America, as told through eyes of children. A portion of all proceeds of the book sales go to two small nonprofits in the region serving women and girls: