On May 7, join a discussion with Josu Urgarte, president of Mondragon International, about a “multi-localization” approach to globalizing factory-based production that creates domestic employment with higher wages.
A number of faith leaders representing religious communions, denominations, and organizations across the country spoke out on April 16, 2015 to voice their concern about the newly released Trade Promotion Authority bill, or Fast Track, which would give the president unilateral power to sign the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement without a chance for debate in Congress.
Kathy McNeely, who served as a lay missioner in Guatemala and was a member of the Office for Global Concerns' staff for many years, wrote the following reflection.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) applauds the Obama Administration’s March 31 announcement of the U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) that will reduce emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released this statement on March 31, 2015 after the release of the previously classified investment chapter of the proposed TransPacific Partnership trade agreement.
Urge your members of Congress to sign "Dear Colleague" letters in support of the president's budget proposal for the Green Climate Fund.
Our colleagues at ActionAid USA are circulating this petition to urge the Obama administration to end its support of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.
Join the AFL CIO, CARECEN, CASA, the Center for International Environmental Law, CISPES, Council of Canadians, Friends of the Earth, the Institute for Policy Studies, OXFAM America, Public Citizen, SHARE Foundation, Sierra Club, Sisters of Mercy, the Teamsters, Washington Ethical Society, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, and others to:
The following article was prepared by Alfonso Buzzo, who is an intern with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns’ Faith-Economy-Ecology project, and was published in the March-April 2015 NewsNotes.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns endorses the newly formed Global Catholic Climate Movement, a coalition of laity, religious, and clergy, theologians, scientists, and activists from around the world.
In conjunction with the Friends Committee on National Legislation's Spring Lobby Weekend and the Global Lenten Fast for Climate Justice coordinated by the Global Catholic Climate Covenant, this lunchtime event will include prayer from multiple faith traditions and accompanying music.
Fr. Jack Sullivan served many years in Hong Kong. "Let us rejoice that our Brother Francis is calling us to awaken and repent; let us rejoice that the nations of the world are finally awakening to the challenge to save our earth, to save ourselves, to love each other and all creatures so loved by God."
Judy Coode with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns participated in a February 2015 delegation to Haiti; this reflection is based on that visit.
On Feb. 17, 2015, Maryknoll joined a large coalition of religious groups including Quaker, Jewish, Protestant and Catholic organizations, in sending a letter to all Members of Congress to express strong opposition to fast track trade promotion authority.