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.
Dr. Ann Carr, Maryknoll Affiliate, writes this reflection about her time working at the Texas-Mexico border.
Debbie Northern served as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Tanzania and El Salvador. She's now on the lay missioners' formation team in New York.
Sr. Theresa Baldini, MM, who writes this week's reflection, was a member of the Maryknoll Contemplative Community in South Sudan.
This week's reflection was written by Fr. Tom Henehan who has spent his mission life in South America.
This reflection on the second Sunday of Advent is written by Sr. Charlotte Hobler, MM.
Curt Klueg writes this week's scripture reflection on the great gift of forgiveness.
Dave Kane, a member of the Global Concerns office staff, is a former lay missioner who lives and works in Joao Pessoa, Brazil.
This All Saints Day reflection is written by Rhegan Hyypio, a former Franciscan lay missioner who spent a year working with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Dan Moriarty writes this week's scripture reflection; Dan is a former lay missioner who now coordinates the Maryknoll Bolivia Immersion Program.
This week's reflection was prepared by Marj Humphrey who spent many years as a missioner in East Africa.