A statement by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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.
On November 20, 14 Catholic organizations, including the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, sent a statement to members of Congress regarding the Syrian refugee crisis and the need to welcome Syrian refugees.
Maryknoll recognizes the great importance of the publication of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the use of torture, which details terrible acts of horrific brutality.
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Dan Moriarty, an MOGC staff member and returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner who lived in Bolivia for 17 years, examines the political crisis and ways to restore democracy and protect indigenous rights in Bolivia.
Returned Lay Missioner Chris Bodewes reflects on the courage it takes to be a true disciple.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Mary Oldham Hannemann reflects on the care and compassion she has witnessed in her community in Mombasa, Kenya.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Karen Bortvedt reflects on lessons she learned from the deaf community in Cambodia.
Maryknoll Father John Spain in El Salvador reflects on the lessons we can learn from the early Church.
We can look to the life of Dorothy Day, a lay Catholic woman, as an example of how to be a disciple as Jesus taught us.
Maryknoll Father John Barth in Uganda reflects on Jesus' teachings on the framework for Christian living
Anita Klueg, a returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner who lived and worked in Kenya, reflects on the blessing of being a witness to God's work.
Kathy McNeely, a returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner who lived and worked in Guatemala, reflects on the important gifts offered by the prophets among us.
Dr. Anne Berry, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Tanzania, reflects on the beauty in Tanzania of extending compassion and care beyond typical American cultural norms.
Maryknoll Father Jack Sullivan reflections on the Holy Family and the call to recognize holy families today.
Maryknoll Sr. Veronica Schweyen reflects on the opportunity to prepare our hearts to be open to whatever God has in store for us.
Maryknoll Father Mike Duggan, who was on mission in Korea for many years, reflects on how we can 'prepare the way' for the Lord in our own lives.
Fr. Sacha Bermundez-Goldman, SJ, who served in Tanzania and Cambodia with the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, reflects on the redefinition of king and kingdom that Jesus taught.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Marilyn Kott in Brazil reflects on the lessons the Scriptures offer on experiencing and responding to anger.