Honduras: Escalating violence in Nueva Esperanza
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined colleagues in signing the following letter to Liliana Ayalde, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Jane Zimmerman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Mexico: Leahy freezes funds for drug war
The following analysis was written by Laura Carlsen and published by the Center for International Policy’s Americas Report.
Guatemala: Threats to human rights continue
Two children are recent victims in a rash of human rights abuses directed at indigenous people who oppose the exploitation of natural resources on community lands in Guatemala.
Right to communication vs. freedom of speech
While freedom of speech is a basic right recognized (though not always respected) internationally, progressive governments in South America are working to go beyond that.
Rural women propose solutions, demand action
Since the food crises in 2008-2009, a number of programs have evolved to increase investments in African agriculture and rural development.
The Trails: Immigration, detention centers, and lost children
Written by Gabriela Romeri (writer/editor with Revista Maryknoll), Chelsey Clammer and Rae Bryant, and published originally on The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review website.
Immigration reform: 40 days of prayer, fasting, and advocacy
People of faith across the country will engage in constant prayer, fasting and expansive action for 40 days starting when Congress returns from recess on September 9 and lasting until October 18.
Fr. Dave Schwinghamer MM joins MOGC staff
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is happy to announce that Fr. Dave Schwinghamer, MM has joined our team.
Fr. Doug May’s reflections on Egypt
Doug May, MM, who has spent almost 20 of the last 31 years in Egypt, is currently the only U.S.-born Catholic priest there. This reflection is his personal opinion on recent events.
Zimbabwe: Church leaders issue pre-election statement
Zimbabwean church leaders release a statement in preparation for the July 31 elections.
Egypt: A call for unity, inclusivity
Following is an essay published July 11 by Cornelis Hulsman, editor-in-chief, Arab-West Report.
U.S. NGO statement of support for new Global Food Security Act
The MOGC and colleagues signed the following statement in support of the Global Food Security Act of 2013.