Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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Resources from November-December 2015 NewsNotes

Paris, for the People and the Planet

Resources published in the November-December 2015 NewsNotes.

Path to Paris: Inspired Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ and empowered by the experience of Maryknoll missioners around the world, MOGC offers a four-week series on the challenges to be addressed at the UN Climate Summit and what can do individually and collectively to respond. Each two-page guide offers prayer, study, and actions. Find all four weeks at 

Month of Climate Action: November 2015 is a historic month to take action against climate change. On November 30, world leaders will inaugurate the UN Climate Summit and sign a treaty to tackle the climate crisis. All are invited to join the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) in prayer and action throughout the month and culminating with the Global Climate March in major cities around the world on November 29. Learn more at the GCCM website.

Paris, for the People and the Planet: This new report from CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America, was published one month before the beginning of the UN Climate Summit and sets out CIDSE’s vision for the Paris agreement, which should put the moral dimension of climate change at its core. The report is available in English, French, and Spanish on the CIDSE website.

Why We Need Paradigm Shift: Mitigating Climate Change and Feeding the World: This op-ed, published in Truth Out, is written by Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and a research professor and co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy housed at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Milpa! From Seed to Salsa, Ancient Ingredients for a Sustainable Future: This beautiful book by former Maryknoll Lay Missioners Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine features the brilliant photography of Judith Haden, recipes from dozens of campesina chefs organized by Susana Trilling, and narratives from indigenous villages. It speaks of the manner in which this ancient/modern civilization plants and works, celebrates and governs itself, its rich cuisine and its vision of its place in the grand scheme of the planet Earth. 

Rostos da Migração: This beautiful photo journal of migrants in Brazil, written in both Spanish and English and designed in the likeness of “Humans of New York,” is the work of Maryknoll Lay Missioner Greg Fischer. Follow on Facebook at