The following resources were listed in the May-June 2018 issue of NewsNotes.
Explore online educational resources about agroecology produced by CIDSE, the “international family of Catholic social justice organizations” based in Brussels.
Watch a recording of a fossil fuel divestment webinar by the Global Catholic Climate Movement. Find all of their resources on Catholic divestment at http://bit.ly/GCCMDivest
Learn more about fossil fuel divestment in a guide by Trocaire entitled “Ethical Investments in an era of Climate Change.”
Learn to live Gospel Nonviolence in a new manual by Mary Joan (M.J.) and Jerry Park, co-founders of the non-profit organization Little Friends for Peace. This resource includes practical strategies for groups and classrooms for resolving conflict, a prayer, and reflection questions.
Read and share a statement about the conflict in Syria by a group of Catholic organizations.
Sign up for the Central America/Mexico Migration News Brief from the Latin American Working Group. Every two weeks, you will receive an email compilation of recent top articles and reports related to issues of U.S. immigration and enforcement policy and migration from Central America and Mexico (articles in English and Spanish).
Watch a video about the trial of the former president of Bolivia, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, in Florida, produced by the Center for Constitutional Rights. “A great story about poor, excluded people getting some level of justice against one of the most powerful men in their country. I'm glad that our Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was able to play a small part in this important, precedent-setting case.” – Dave Kane, former Maryknoll Lay Missioner.
Read and share a letter from nearly 200 faith leaders to the Commonwealth governments urging them to turn climate ‘words into action’
Follow the Institute for Justice and Peace Studies at The Catholic University of South Sudan on Facebook. Every Wednesday in April, the Institute hosted a series of PAX Lectures on the theme, “Mediations of the Past: Discussions on Memory and Memorialization Practices in South Sudan.”
Read and share the 2018 Easter message from Cardinal Charles Maung Bo in Myanmar. In his Easter message to the people of Myanmar, “From Death To Life: Building a Nation of Hope and Peace,” Cardinal Bo urges an end to hatred and ethnic conflict.
Watch a recording of Beatrice Fihn’s lecture on nuclear disarmament. The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Executive Director Beatrice Fihn delivered the annual Hesburgh Lecture at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on April 17. The lecture was titled “Faith vs. Fury: The Moral, Legal and Rational Argument to End the Nuclear Threat for Good.”
Read and share remarks of Archbishop Bernardito Auza on human rights violations by mining companies in the Amazon. In conjunction with the Panamazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) and the UN Mining Working Group, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN hosted a side event on April 19 to examine the violation of the human rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon by mining companies and ways to respond.