Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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Resources from November-December 2016 NewsNotes

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The following resources were published in the November-December issue of

Advent reflection guide, A Season to Embrace Gospel Nonviolence: Download the 10-page guide produced by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns with the support of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. It contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and topics raised by Catholic peacemakers at the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference held in Rome in April. 

Catholic Nonviolence Initiative webinars: Watch all four webinars about the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference held in Rome in April. The fourth and final webinar will be held November 18 

World AIDS Day prayer vigil: Sign up for a one-hour time slot during the 24-hour vigil on World AIDS Day, December 1

Maryknoll AIDS Task Force Prayer: Use and share this prayer written for World AIDS Day.

Follow the Money to Justice: Use this new online resource for fighting land grabs and other corporate abuses produced by Inclusive Development International. This resource is for advocates working to support communities who have been affected by harmful investment projects. It will help you follow the money to identify and analyze the companies, investors and other actors behind these projects. It also explains how to collect evidence and develop tailored advocacy strategies to hold these actors accountable and defend land, housing and resource rights.

Trafficking in Women and Children Information and Workshop Kit: Download the 65-page kit produced by the Justice and Peace Committee of the International Union of Superiors General, Rome. Available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Polish.

Key studies: Why local matters: Read the roundup of the important research that are putting numbers to the “harms of bigness and the benefits of local ownership” compiled by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. 

New economy of nature: Watch videos, study maps, and read articles about the "new economy of nature" which is placing monetary values on different aspects of nature produced by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

The Human Thread Campaign: Sign, stamp, and mail postcards to the CEOs of Macy’s and Kohl’s asking for fair trade clothing to be sold in their stores. To request that postcards be sent to you, email us at or call (202) 832-1780. There are two postcards - one to the CEO of Macy’s and one to the CEO of Kohl’s. Let us know the number of postcards you want, and your name and mailing address. Learn more about the Human Thread Campaign at 

U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report 2016: Download the first annual report by the 11-members of the advisory council, all of whom were appointed by President Obama in December 2015 to serve on the first U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Each member is a survivor of human trafficking, and together they represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.