Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Resources May-June 2021

Find information on our recent statements and upcoming webinars, resources on women and peacebuilding, opportunities to take action, and much more. These resources were published in the May-June 2021 issue of NewsNotes.

1. Join us for a 30-minute webinar at 3:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 5, “Human Rights Advocacy and the Legacy of Sr. Dianna Ortiz.” Register here:

2.  Read the latest statements from MOGC on the new U.S. climate commitments, the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, and the Biden administration’s refugee admissions commitments:

3. Watch the recording of our 30-min webinar, “Global Vaccine Access for a Faithful and Just Recovery:

4. Watch the recording of a side event for the UN Financing for Development Forum entitled “Financing Nature-based Solutions is Path to Holistic and Equitable Pandemic Recovery,” organized by Sr. Marvie Misolas, MM:

5. Join the Maryknoll Society, Maryknoll Lay Missioners, and MOGC on June 9 for a webinar in honor of the UN’s Year for the Elimination of Child Labor (2021). The event will feature Sr. Mary Vertucci, MM, of the Emusoi Center in Tanzania:

6. Join the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers for a “Food for Thought” on May 12 at 2 p.m. ET featuring Susan Gunn, director of MOGC, speaking about the role of the Office for Global Concerns in the Maryknoll mission:

7. Explore, a website sponsored by a coalition of 31 Catholic organizations promoting equitable vaccine access in the United States and around the world.

8. Read this article in America Magazine from Catholic leaders to advance global vaccine access, featuring quotes from MOGC director, Susan Gunn, and staff member Chloe Noel:

9. Laudato Si’ Week will be celebrated May 16-24. Sign up to receive updates and opportunities for prayer and action: 

10. Read this article from the IMF blog, “Engendering Recovery: Budgeting With Women in Mind,” about investing in women to help society recover from the pandemic:

11. Explore this new report on Catholic social teaching and biodiversity from CIDSE, a coalition of Catholic justice organizations of which MOGC is a member:

12. Read this statement on vaccine access and distribution by the directors of Catholic social justice organizations involved in CIDSE:

13. Explore the new Resource Center from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, a repository of resources for those interested in the intersection of gender and conflict:

14. From Nonviolence International, explore this free virtual book on nonviolence, including an interactive database of nonviolent tactics:

15. The podcast, Jubilee for the Earth, produced by the Columban Missionaries, now has a companion study guide. Download the study guide here:

16. Download the new report “Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo” by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:

17. Sign the petition to tell Walmart to sign the Neptune declaration to protect sea laborers from trafficking. The petition is hosted by the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking:

18. Friends in Solidarity is hosting a “Virtual Nurses Day Celebration” on May 12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time to salute all nurses, especially the Healthcare personnel at the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan. Fr. Tom Tiscornia, MM, former chaplain of the Institute, will speak. Register:

19. Global Days of Action on Military Spending are April 10-May 17. Learn how you can take action against wasteful military spending:

Photo of vaccination campaign by the Province of British Columbia available on Flickr.