Cambodia: Human Trafficking Cases Nearly Double
UCANews reported on April 8, 2022 that trafficking of surrogate mothers rose sharply despite travel restrictions imposed to curb spread of COVID-19.
Myanmar: Persecution of Christians 'akin to Rohingya'
UCANews reported on April 26, 2022 that a new U.S. government report likens the situation of Christians in Myanmar to what the Rohingya have faced there since 2017.
El Salvador: Human Rights and Democracy at Risk
CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, published English translations of comments by human rights experts in El Salvador on the rights abuses of thousands arrested under the state of emergency to curb gang violence.
Haiti: Campaign to Remove U.S. Political Influence
Haitian diaspora leaders launch advocacy campaign to end U.S. support for the current Haitian government and allow Haitians to lead their own democratic process.
Water and the Community of Life
Excerpts of reflections from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, first published in 2006.
UN Report on Groundwater
A new UN report highlights the threats to groundwater, a critical source of fresh water for most of the world.
African Bishops Call for Emergency Funds
The following is an excerpt of a statement from Jubilee USA on the African Catholic Bishops’ call for international finance institutions to direct emergency funding to African nations still struggling to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Senators Must Act on Climate Change
The following is an action alert from the Encounter for Our Common Home Campaign, a national Catholic climate campaign happening this Spring targeted at encouraging U.S. Senators to take bold action against climate change. MOGC is a leading member of the campaign.
UN Report: Wind Energy in Africa
A new report outlines how wind energy can be a major boon for sustainable development on the African continent, amid a global energy crisis, a growing population, and economic downturn following the pandemic.
Mining for Renewable Energy
The U.S. government is considering how to respond to growing demand for critical minerals needed for renewable energy, especially given the environmental cost of mineral mining.
Fair Shares in Addressing Climate Change
Climate analysts say U.S. and other wealthy countries must pay their “fair share” toward climate mitigation and adaptation given their status as the highest greenhouse gas emitters.
Ukraine: Faith Leaders Seek Nonviolent Responses
As war continues to terrorize the people of Ukraine, people of faith are advocating and developing nonviolent responses to the ongoing aggression.