“We are relieved to hear that the Biden administration finally plans to end Title 42 expulsions,” said Susan Gunn, Director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. “We pray this decision is part of a larger effort to restore the asylum system to allow fair processing of migrants and asylum seekers.”
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a coalition of organizations in sending the following letter to the International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) on concerns about the rule of law in Guatemala and the DFC's investment plans.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined nearly 700 faith-based organizations and leaders in sending the following letter to the Biden administration calling for robust systems of humanitarian aid and welcome for displaced Ukrainians as well as renewed attention toward other displaced populations.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 55 other faith-based organizations in sending the following letter to the U.S. State Department urging them to support Haiti's process for free and fair elections.
The following statement was issued on March 11, 2022, regarding a letter sent by Maryknoll leadership and other Christian leaders to Russian Patriarch Kirill, urging him to call for peace.
The Leadership of the Maryknoll Sisters, Fathers and Brothers, Lay Missioners and the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined around 100 other U.S. Christian leaders in sending the following letter to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill urging His Holiness to call for an end to the war in Ukraine
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed onto the following letter calling on President Biden to invest in renewable energy to help transition the world off fossil fuels, especially in light of the conflict in Ukraine.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined over 450 organizations across 49 countries in signing the following letter urging nations to stop importing Russian gas in the wake of the Ukraine invasion and to transition rapidly to a renewable energy economy.
With a report like this, world leaders cannot say they didn’t know a deadly future is at hand. The report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change exposes what the world can no longer deny – the incalculable loss of life, culture, livelihoods, and biodiversity from the climate crisis. These losses and damages will only increase with each increment in temperature rise unless we act together in solidarity to protect our Common Home.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on February 23, 2022, regarding the situation in Ukraine and the need for nonviolent solutions which address the root causes of the violent conflict.
We wish to thank you for the Biden administration’s restoration of humanitarian assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), including your December 2021 decision to provide an additional $99 million to the Agency.
After careful research and consultation with partners in Myanmar, faith-based and other human rights organizations, we are confident the sanctions established in the BURMA Act would not have a significant negative impact on the civilian population, and that they are necessary to effectively pressure the junta to cease its violent repression of democracy activists and ethnic and religious minorities.