The following report, published in the September-October 2014 NewsNotes, was written by Ezekiel Pajibo, who was an active member of the resistance movement against then-dictator Samuel Doe in Liberia in the 1980s; Pajibo was imprisoned for his work, landing him on the list of Amnesty International’s prisoners of conscience. He now lives in South Africa.
The first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, held August 4-6, has come and gone. Assessments of the Summit’s impact are now underway both in the United States and in Africa.
Three years after the Fukushima disaster, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to have his country’s decommissioned nuclear power plants restarted and made active again.
A central cause of the recent dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children immigrating into the U.S. through its border with Mexico is the high level of crime and violence in the principal "sending countries" – Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador (collectively referred to as the Northern Triangle) and Mexico.
The following article was written by Eben Levey, who worked with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns from September 2013 through August 2014.
In mid-August, the Guatemalan government deployed over 1,500 police to Monte Olivo to evict 160 families of the community 9 de Febrero in order to allow the construction of the Santa Rita dam to go forward.
While unable to win the World Cup this year, Brazil has become the champion in another, more important area, becoming the country with the largest reductions in the rates of deforestation and carbon emissions.
Latin American nations have had strong negative reactions to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, the term used for its recent military operation against Hamas, threatening to set back Israeli-Latin America relations that had been growing in recent years.
65 national religious groups, academics, ministers urge alternatives to U.S. military action in Iraq
The following letter was sent on August 27, 2014.
On Tuesday, July 22, the following letter was sent to President Obama (and copied to members of Congress); it was signed by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and several other members of the Faith Forum.
The following alert is circulated by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition.
Fr. Jack Sullivan MM has prepared the following round-up of information about the current crisis in Palestine and Israel.