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.
Extremism has led to the most violent year in the Holy Land since 2005.
Indigenous peoples join presidents of Amazon nations in pledge to protect the rainforest.
The Catholic Church in South Sudan responds to the needs of refugees entering the country from Sudan while calling for greater efforts to maintain the peace process in South Sudan.