Maryknoll OGC Supports Guatemalan Human Rights protector Jorge Santos
Guatemala currently faces rampant corruption and attacks on free speech and human rights. We stand in solidarity with those engulfed in the maelstrom, particularly Jorge Santos, director of the Unit for the Protection of Rights Defenders in Guatemala.
Maryknoll Mission Center, Los Altos, CA
Maryknoll Mission Center, in the hills of Los Altos, California, across the street from the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. All rooms are singles with private bathrooms. (See photos here)
Described in "50 Rooms With a View" published in the Los Altos Town Crier:
Maryknoll OGC Asks for a Human Rights-focused Root Causes Intitiative
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 32 other religious and humanitarian groups in calling on the White House for a Root Causes Initiative that uses diplomacy to "combat corruption, promote respect for human rights, worker rights, and the rule of law, and encourage inclusive governance."
Press Statement: End of Title 42
Maryknoll Missioners respond to the end of Title 42 and the asylum restrictions that take its place.
Maryknoll OGC Asks Congress to Vote NO on H.R. 2
Maryknoll's Office for Global Concerns joined Catholic organizations in opposing the Secure the Border Act of 2023, which would, among other things, undermine essential partnerships with Catholic care and respite centers, deport unaccompanied children, and eliminate parole authority.
U.S.-Mexico Border: What's Next for Asylum
With the end of Title 42 on May 11, the political fight over the right to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border is expected to heat up, with poor and vulnerable people caught in the fire.
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South Korea: U.S. Nuclear Subs Enter Conflict
For the first time in 40 years, the United States will send nuclear submarines to the Korean Peninsula as part of a nuclear weapons deal with South Korea.
Philippines: Speak Up for Human Rights
President Joe Biden offers a warm welcome to the president of the Philippines, despite vast human rights violations throughout the country, and gets more military access in return.
Sudan: Civil Society Needs Support to Stop War
Two rival generals of Sudan’s military have agreed to a three-day ceasefire but fears remain of an all-out civil war.
Kenya is now in Eurobondage
Kenya is caught in a huge debt crisis squeezing government finances. The following is an excerpt from an article published by Nation Kenya on April 27, written by editor Jaindi Kisero.
Sub-Saharan Africa ‘Crippled’ by Funding Gap
The Africa Faith and Justice Network released the following statement during the Work Bank/IMF Spring Meetings.