Bolivia's decision to go ahead with a controversial highway and other projects represents a contradiction within the government of Evo Morales that advocates for a greener economy on the international stage while continuing to depend on environmentally destructive ventures nationally.
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Catholic bishops of Japan released the following statement.
The essential role of infrastructure is being rediscovered worldwide as a key component of a comprehensive development strategy. However, in order to be sustainable and deliver real benefits to the communities and the environment directly affected, infrastructure projects need good governance, meaningful civil society participation, and real accountability.
According to the IMF’s April 2015 report "Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa Navigating Headwinds," Africa’s economies are predicted to grow at about 4.5 percent during 2015, yet African economies face enormous uncertainties and risks.
The following reflection and prayer is a collaborative effort of members of Religious at the UN (RUN), which includes the Maryknoll Sisters.
The Maryknoll mission family celebrates the publication of "Laudato Si’" ("Praised be: On the care of the common home"), Pope Francis’ letter to the people of God that calls for a greater understanding of the integration of human ecology and our planet, identifies human activity as a primary source of climate change, and calls for a conversion to a lifestyle of greater simplicity
Please consider adding your name to this petition, directed to Sherwin-Williams (Dutch Boy) and PPG Industries (Glidden) Paint Companies. It was created for Change.org by Occupational Knowledge International.
Impoverished countries, already struggling to fund unmet human needs -- like providing basic health services and primary school education -- now also face the enormously expensive fallout of extreme weather caused by climate change.
In this issue of Encounters, we explore the distributed production, peer-to-peer financing, and open source knowledge aspects of the collaborative economy.
The following opinion piece by Sr. Helene O'Sullivan, MM was published in the Hill newspaper on June 12, 2015.
The House of Representatives is voting NOW on trade bills -- Trade Adjustment Assistance and Trade Promotion Authority [AKA "fast track"] -- that are opposed by Maryknoll and others in the faith and human rights communities.
Join the Interfaith Working Group on Trade and Investment to hear a play-by-play on the Senate vote and the latest on the House fight on June 10 at 12 pm EST/ 9 am PST.