The organizations in the Maryknoll family have issued the following joint statements.
Haiti has experienced a nationwide lockdown for several weeks by armed groups. Civilians are being threatened, injured, sexually assaulted, killed, and homes are being looted and burned. Now, more than ever, the President of the United States and the Department of Homeland Security must extend and redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protective Status.
UN climate change conference yields historic breakthrough for vulnerable nations while failing to put the brakes on fossil fuels
At a time of widespread food insecurity and hunger in Haiti, this decision will decimate the entire agricultural economy of Gros Morne, and will impact an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 small scale producers across the country. In addition to the producers who grow the mangos, many families are involved in the washing, handling, and transport parts of the supply chain. These families depend on this income to send their kids to school and buy the food they need to survive.
Maryknoll OGC welcomes the introduction of the House resolution to restore the rule of law in Guatemala
The resolution calls for ensuring that U.S. government-sponsored investment and international financial loans do not go to corrupt businesses and government entities, investigating and freezing the financial assets of corrupt individuals in the U.S. financial system, and suspending military assistance.
We need a world that effectively promotes human rights, that includes cultures, spiritualities, ancestral justice and that does not uproot individuals and peoples, especially young people.
Vulnerable communities should not be left with the burden of addressing and paying for this loss and damage alone. This burden should be additionally borne by developed nations—the ones who are responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions that have resulted in the climate crisis.
We call on governments to urgently commence negotiations to develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, laying out a binding global plan to: end expansion of any new coal, oil or gas production; phase-out existing production of fossil fuels in a manner that is fair and equitable; and ensure a global just transition to 100% access to renewable energy globally.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns sent a letter, signed by 29 national Catholic organizations, to President Joe Biden urging him to pursue diplomacy and dialogue to avoid nuclear war with Russia and to rid the world of nuclear weapons
We condemn Mr. Putin’s threats, and implore you not to respond with nuclear weapons should he carry them out. We urge you to show great restraint, and to do everything in your power to deescalate the conflict, to seek dialogue with Russia, and take immediate, concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament.
Now is the moment to hold CBP and other law enforcement in the United States accountable, and point to the reforms that will open a new chapter, one where human rights and life are paramount and protected at all times for all people.
The costs of this program to the taxpayer, the environment, local communities, and the communities upon which the U.S. and its allies will wage war are too high to justify. It is time for the government to prioritize the welfare of human beings and the planet over military superiority and the weapons industry’s profits.
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