The organizations in the Maryknoll family have issued the following joint statements.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was one of 680 civic organizations and faith-based groups to write to Congress, House and Senate, to ask that they "fulfill Congress’ most basic duty: to keep the government running." This letter comes amid increasing likelihood of a government shutdown. The letter highlights the urgency of covering the functions of government that will be thrown into chaos with a shutdown.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 131 other International, National, and Local NGO's and Faith Based Organizations in asking President Biden, Secretary Mayorkas, and Secretary Blinken to Extend and Redesignate TPS for South Sudan. Temporary Protective Status (TPS) can save lives by preventing immigration enforcement from deporting South Sudanese people back to extremely dangerous conditions. South Sudan currently sees extreme violence, including targeted killings and Gender Based Violence. Only 41% of the population has access to clean water and 11% to sanitation facilities. Malaria, HIV/AIDS, COVID, Ebola, polio, and cholera are leading causes of death.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 26 other organizations in calling on Congress to reject language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would allow military contractors to skirt responsibility in reporting greenhouse gas emissions, or for the military to avoid greenhouse gas reduction initiatives altogether.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 203 civil, human rights, and immigrant rights organizations in asking the Biden Administration not to appeal a Federal Court decision that the transit ban is illegal.
In a letter co-signed by 19 Catholic groups, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns brought to the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's attention the proposals by the Catholic Church sponsored Panamazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) in advance of the Summit of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)
Pax Christi released a Statement of Support signed by 218 Faith Leaders, including Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns Sustainable Pathways to Peace senior program officer Dan Moriarty. In it, leaders reiterate Pope Francis' message: "IT IS TIME TO STOP THE KILLING AND DEVASTATION IN UKRAINE. CEASEFIRE AND PEACE NEGOTIATIONS NOW."
Maryknoll joined ten other faith groups in a letter to the U.S. Ambassador to Peru requesting the Ambassador's support for the human rights of government protestors.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a group of 90 organizations, including Harvard Medical School, calling for the end of exclusion of Dreamers (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) in the Affordable Care Act. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule change which will do just that.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns stands with the Guatemalan people, condemning the Guatemalan Public Ministry’s judicial meddling in the country’s presidential elections.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 51 other organizations in writing to the Senate Subcommittee on State Foreign Operations to request robust funding for the Fiscal Year 2024. A similar letter went to the House counterpart.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 24 other civil society organizations in asking the Foreign Affairs/Relations Congressional committees to release food assistance funds to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestinians and Israelis alike will suffer if the UN Relief and Works Agency lacks the funds. Food brought by UNRWA accounts for 60% of food staples imports in Gaza.
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