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Since 1976, NewsNotes has provided educators, pastoral ministers, social justice coordinators, local justice activists and organizers, and anyone who wants to learn about events and situations not covered in the regular news media, with information about how U.S. government, military and corporate policies are impacting people around the globe.
Read about our work with the Holy See at the U.N. and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, as well as articles by missioners in Myanmar, Peru, Brazil, and much more.
Read about our work with the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and the Human Thread Campaign, as well as articles on Cuba, Haiti, the U.S.-Mexico border, the Philippines, and much more.
Read about new climate agreements, the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, environmental action by indigenous communities in Peru and the U.S., and much more.
Read reflections from the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome, from missioners in Zimbabwe, the Philippines, and Cambodia, and much more.
Read about the latest developments in peacemaking, the global migration crisis, combating trafficking, and much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes reports on the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome, analysis of the political turmoil in Brazil, social justice and environmental actions in the Philippines and Bolivia, and much more.
The March-April 2016 issue of NewsNotes includes an article on a new Orbis book on Laudato Si', a statement on the assassination of an Honduran indigenous environmental activist, details of a major conference on climate change projects in the Philippines, updates on Central America, Africa, and Asia, and much more.
The January-February 2016 issue of NewsNotes includes reflections on the Paris Climate Summit, details of a major conference on land gabbing in Africa as well as a new report on land grabbing in Brazil, updates on Central America, and much more.
The November-December 2015 issue of NewsNotes includes reflections on the "Road to Paris," updates on Central America, a Maryknoll sister's reflection on her visit to Zimbabwe, plus much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes analysis of the upcoming climate change talks in Paris, a report on the growing violence in El Salvador, news about the State Department's Trafficking in Persons report and much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes a statement from the Japanese bishops on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; a commitment to action from the members of Pax Christi International; and a timeline of the Capitol Hill debate over Fast Track; plus much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes two articles on Brazil, a report on a little-known citizen uprising in Mexico, an update on efforts to fight the TransPacific Partnership and "Fast Track" legislation, plus more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes a report on the Biden Plan for Central America, news of a military "misencounter" in the Philippines, analysis of the effect that proposed trade agreements will have on access to medicines and financial reforms, among other items.
This issue of NewsNotes includes reports on the Palestinian Authority's efforts to move forward toward statehood, a Maryknoll lay missioner's work to end FGM in Tanzania, a South Sudanese intensive workshop on peace and reconciliation, a disturbing plan to "privatize" Honduran cities, and the latest on the World Bank's safeguards policies, plus much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes updates from Bolivia, a report on the U.S.'s extension of its border into Central America, a look at the IFC's standards, and much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes an update on a campaign in Guatemala to stop a dam, an article from a Liberian analyst about the factors that led to the spread of Ebola in that country, and an explanation about the reasons why there are very few (if any) Nicaraguan children seeking protection at the U.S.-Mexico border.
This issue of NewsNotes includes an update on Guatemala's efforts to fight impunity, Chile's rejection of a major dam project, a report from a Maryknoller in Sudan, and much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes a few reflections on Africa, an update from the March 2014 election runoff in El Salvador, sobering news about China's efforts to combat pollution, and much more.
The March-April 2014 NewsNotes includes updates from Central America, a report on anti-terrorism efforts in Kenya, a note about possible alternatives to GDP, and more.
The January-February 2014 issue of NewsNotes includes an extensive report on election monitoring in Honduras, articles on the Philippines, Syria, South Sudan and many other topics.
The November-December 2013 NewsNotes includes a report on Brazil's debt, reflections on the World Food Prize and Pope Francis, and an update on Cambodia, among other topics.
This issue of NewsNotes includes articles about the threatened strike against Syria, increased human rights abuses in Guatemala, and children lost in the migration/asylum system, and many others.
This issue of NewsNotes includes a report from Brazil on the recent protests there, plus a report from two Maryknoll missioners' visit to North Korea to deliver medical assistance to TB patients, and thoughts about Obama's trip to Africa.
The May-June 2013 issue of NewsNotes includes an update on the ATT Treaty and reflections on Kenya's election, Haiti, and much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes a reflection on Kenya's elections, an update on the use of drones, a report on the Feb. 17 climate change rally, and much more.
This issue of NewsNotes includes an update on the Philippines, a report on Guatemala, and a reflection on the legacy of Pacem in Terris.
The September-October 2012 issue of NewsNotes includes a report of a recent toxic spill at a mining town in Peru; a small shift in policy by the U.S. toward Honduras; a report on new concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; a more expansive explanation of the necessity for a Financial Transaction Tax; and much more. Read the entire issue in PDF format (link at the bottom of page.)
This issue of NewsNotes includes articles on recent protests in Peru, an update on Sudan and South Sudan, a report from the Rio+20 Earth Summit, and much more ...
This issue includes a brief report from Cuba, an update on South Sudan, and a piece about "exporting obesity."
This issue of NewsNotes includes an update on the Pacific Rim case against El Salvador; the TIPNIS controversy in Bolivia; the historic move in Guatemala to try former dictator Rios Montt for human rights abuses; a report about the "financialization of nature"; and much more.
Celebrating 100 years of Maryknoll sisters ... plus an update on the students' protest in Chile, post-referendum news from Sudan-South Sudan, news about the June 2012 Earth Summit, and principles for public-private partnerships for food security.
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