Immediate and sustained actions must be taken to mitigate the tremendous suffering and consequences of the occupation in Afghanistan and to ensure that future needless and costly wars are averted.
September 28, 2021
To: Thasunda Brown Duckett, President and CEO, TIAA
Dear Ms. Duckett,
We are dismayed and angered by TIAA’s recent statement that it will address climate change by making its General Account “Net Zero” by 2050. It is alarming on four counts:
1. The target of 2050 is far, far too late for a climate crisis that is destroying our planet now.
TIAA writes that “climate risk is an investment risk that we must manage over time...to achieve the best possible investment outcomes for our clients.”
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed the following letter to President Biden by Catholic organizations urging him to rescind the use of the Title 42 health policy to rapidly expel migrants at the southern border.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on September 23, 2021, in response to President Biden's recent announcements regarding climate finance and vaccine equity.
"These investments are also key to building credibility and influence so that the U.S. can unlock more ambitious climate action from other countries, delivering benefits at home and abroad. At present, U.S. climate finance contributions are significantly behind that of other countries, which risks undercutting American efforts to maintain global influence..."
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed the following letter to President Biden urging him to complete a review of U.S. sanctions policy.
"We welcome vulnerable Afghans arriving in our communities and ask for your support to help them fully integrate and thrive as they adjust to their new homes. At no other time has our moral responsibility to uphold these principles been greater."
Dear Secretary Blinken, We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge you to publicly determine that the state of Myanmar has committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya people...
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a coaliton of 715 organizations in issuing the following letter to the Biden administration urging them to adopt Renewable Energy Standards and to keep false solutions out of "clean energy."
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 145 organizations in releasing the following statement on the current crisis in Haiti.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 80+ faith- and conscience-based organizations in sending the following letter to President Biden urging him to take several urgent, key steps to advance global vaccine access.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined over 160 Catholic organizations throughout the Americas in sending the following letter calling on Catholic bishops in the United States, Mexico, and Central America to work collaboratively to protect migrants and improve life in the communities from which so many are fleeing.
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