In November the Guatemalan Bishops’ Conference issued a statement recognizing the current crises in Guatemala. Many of the points raised highlight the goals that the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns has outlined for our Sustainable Pathways to Peace and Inclusive Security (SPPS) program work
Statement from the Bishop’s Conference of Guatemala to all sisters and brothers of faith and to all Guatemalans of good will
The December 4 typhoon that hit Mindanao is the latest indicator of the critical importance of addressing climate change.
A scripture reflection on Our Lady of Guadalupe, written by Sr. Esther Pineda of Pax Christi USA's National Council.
A financial transaction tax is one way that lawmakers could solve the dilemma of how to raise revenues to serve the common good, perhaps following the example of another cast of characters at the nativity scene: the three wise men.
A prayer for comfort, strength and hope.
This prayer of thanksgiving is written by Jane Deren, senior advisor for the Center of Concern's Education for Justice project.
The following are suggested resources published in the November-December 2012 NewsNotes.
On October 3, the Hershey Company announced that by 2020, all of the cocoa it sources will be independently certified, according to a press statement, "to assure that it is grown in line with the highest internationally recognized standards for labor, environmental and better farming practices."
The following article was published in the November-December 2012 NewsNotes.
Fifty years ago, the 13 days of the Cuban missile crisis left U.S. residents with a stronger recognition of the danger that nuclear weapons pose to the entire planet. Today, over 20,000 nuclear weapons exist throughout the world. The nuclear posture review by the current U.S. administration can be an opportunity to make progress toward a nuclear weapon free world. The following article was published in the November-December 2012 NewsNotes.
In early September countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations resumed their 14th round of negotiations in Leesburg, VA. Though lip-service was given to transparency by the inclusion of stakeholder engagement, the meeting proceeded with the kind of secrecy that shrouds most trade negotiations. The following article was published in the November-December 2012 NewsNotes.