The following article was published in the October issue of Encounters, a monthly e-newsletter publication of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns’ Faith-Economy-Ecology Program.
Local communities suffer when financial markets exert power and control over increasingly scarce natural resources.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Peg Vamosy, a horticulturist by training who works with Catholic parishioners in El Salvador to improve agricultural production, writes this week's reflection.
New policies in both Brazil and Bolivia have the potential to negatively impact indigenous communities, especially communities in isolation, and contribute to climate change and biodiversity loss.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns calls for an open and transparent NAFTA renegotiation that values people and Creation over profits.
As trade representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico meet today to begin renegotiations of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we name areas of the agreement that need to be revised in order to be more equitable, inclusive and sustainable.
In this issue of Encounters, we examine how the most advanced alternative economic system in the world – the solidarity economy in Brazil – is responding to current political and economic challenges.
Don’t give up hope! We will move forward with the world to address climate change. Take this first step by sending a letter to your governor today.
In this issue of Encounters, we examine of the organizational structure of the most advanced alternative economic system in the world – the solidarity economy in Brazil.
In this issue of Encounters, we look at the need to build an energy democracy and some of the places where it is already happening.
In March, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns supported two delegations from Latin America who spoke at separate hearings at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C.
After a 12-year campaign, Salvadoran lawmakers have voted to ban mining for metals. The following article was written by Pedro Cabezas, coordinator of the International Allies against Metal Mining and originally published on Inequality.org.
The city government in Portland, Oregon is trying to address economic inequality by raising corporate taxes on companies whose CEOs make significantly more than their employees.