The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on April 21, 2021, following the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
Maryknoll missioners around the world feel the impact of social injustice and see its effects in the communities were they live and work. Flowing from their ministries of presence and accompaniment, as well as from the concrete programs and projects in which Maryknollers participate, we engage in the hard work of identifying root causes of social and economic injustice. With a particular focus on the geographical regions where Maryknoll is present, as well as on structural or systemic injustice affecting women, children, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees and people with HIV and AIDS, we join with others of like mind to identify potential pathways to social transformation and to move our world in that direction.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement regarding several adjustments to border policy made by the Biden administration in its first week.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and several key executive orders issued by the President on his first day in office.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed a public letter calling for Congress to fulfill its legal duty to confirm the U.S. presidential election results on January 6, 2021.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on September 15, 2020, regarding the Ninth Circuit Court's decision to allow for the termination of TPS for four countries.
Statement calling for the immediate release of children and their parents from immigrant detention centers.
Children need to be released from detention immediately and they need to be released with their parents.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on June 18, 2020, in response to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Maryknoll joint leadership issued the following statement on the killing of George Floyd and the need for transformation in the United States.
The following statement was released on January 29, 2020 regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the changes to the public charge rule which bars immigrants who are recieving certain government benefits from gaining legal immigration status.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns remembers Jakelin and calls on the U.S. government to end the inhumane treatment of migrants.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following statement on the political crisis in Bolivia on November 27, 2019.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joins over 40 U.S.-based faith, human rights, foreign policy, humanitarian, immigrant rights and border-based civil society organizations in a statement to express deep concern over the Trump Administration’s latest actions on Central America including the wholesale cutoffs of assistance to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
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Since February 7, protests have erupted across Haiti over allegedly misappropriated government funds and a massive devaluation of the Haitian currency, the gourde.
On February 15, 2019, President Trump declared a national state of emergency. The day before, Congress passed a funding bill that includes an increase in immigrant detention and $1.375 billion for wall construction. The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) condemned both the emergency declaration and the legislation.
“What is the just and humane way to secure our borders and treat those fleeing persecution? It is not with more immigrant detention and a border wall,” said Susan Gunn, Interim Director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Loreta Castro, director of the Center for Peace Education at Miriam College, in Quezon City, Philippines, writes about the current political challenges in the Philippines.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Kathleen Bond in Brazil reflects on the saints among us on this holy day.
Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine, who served as Maryknoll Lay Missioners and continue to live in Mexico, reflect on the urgent need to proclaim a Gospel of peace and simplicity.
In this week's Gospel reading, Jesus uses actions more than words to teach us about love, respect, and compassion.
Maryknoll Sister Madeline "Maddie" Dorsey, wrote the following reflection on caring for God's goodness amid great suffering.
Maryknoll Father Thomas J. Marti, who was on mission in the Philippines for many years, reflects on the work for peace and justice as integral to our call to love another.
Maryknoll Father Tom Tiscornia in South Sudan reflects on the need to engage in new beginnings and challenges as one community and with trust in God's goodness.
Maryknoll Father Bill Donnelly reflects on the faith of the people of Guatemala who have endured years of violence and oppression yet live in hope that justice will prevail.
Maryknoll Father Shaun Crumb in China reflects on those who have answered the call to serve as good shepherds of others in the U.S. gun violence epidemic.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Tim Ross in El Salvador reflects on God's answer to the cries of all those who are suffering.
Maryknoll Sister Miriam Frances Perlewitz in Bangladesh reflects on the need for a clean heart and steadfast spirit when facing life's challenges.
Maryknoll Father John Barth reflects on the light of Jesus shining in all corners of the world, even in refugee settlement camps for South Sudanese people.
The following reflection was prepared by Maryknoll Sr. Efu Nyaki, who works with women in Brazil.
Maryknoll Father Stephen Judd reflects on restoring relationships during the season of Lent.
Maryknoll Sr. Mary Frances Kobets in Zimbabwe reflects on Jesus' example of letting one's clean heart beat for others.