As we pray on September 11, we remember those who suffered through the 1973 coup in Chile and the subsequent dictatorship.
Maryknoll missioners have worked alongside farmers for decades. Their experiences inform this reflection paper on GMOs.
As President Obama brings his case for a military strike on Syria to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. public for their approval, people of faith speak out with a strong voice to oppose the use of violence.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined dozens of other religious groups to urge President Obama to appoint a chair of the Federal Reserve who will focus on re-establishing the separation between investment and commercial banking.
The following article appeared in the September-October 2013 issue of NewsNotes
At the UN, July 12 was designated Malala Day in honor of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman who was attacked in October 2012 for her efforts to gain an education.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission swept away restrictions on the amount of money corporations could spend to influence campaigns, leaving decades of precedent in disarray
On August 23, a U.S. appellate court upheld an earlier decision requiring Argentina to pay a number of hedge funds more than $1.3 billion.
For the past two decades, small producers and family farmers have been shaping the concept of food sovereignty, based in the belief that all people deserve a say in how their food is produced, as well as the right to grow and produce it themselves through ecologically sound and sustainable methods.
Universities, religious institutions, governments and other investors are withdrawing their investments from the fossil fuel sector – corporations that extract oil, coal, gas and other fossil fuels.
For years after the end of the Cold War, the extreme danger of nuclear weapons and the moral obligation to achieve "nuclear zero" seemed to command little serious attention from governments or from the public at large.
As NewsNotes goes to press in early September, the news cycle is dominated by discussion about a possible military strike against Syria.