Women: G8, NATO leaders affirm equal rights

During their meetings in May at Camp David and in Chicago, the Group of Eight and NATO leaders highlighted women’s rights on their discussion agenda. The following article was published in the July-August 2012 NewsNotes.

Catholic peacebuilding

The following article, published in the July-August 2012 NewsNotes, is contributed by Marie Dennis, former director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC). Since 2007, she has served as co-president of Pax Christi International.

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HIV and AIDS: Turning the tide

The XIX International AIDS conference concluded on July 27 and revealed ways in which tides are turning in the fight against the global pandemic. Maryknollers from Peru, Guatemala, Namibia and Washington, D.C. attended many of the activities surrounding this year’s conference. The following article, published in the September-October 2012 NewsNotes, is based on reports written by Sr. Veronica Schweyen, MM and Fr. Joseph Fedora, MM.

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Arms Trade Treaty: Delay in negotiations

Between July 2 and 27, the world’s nation-states met at the UN headquarters in New York to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to regulate the multibillion dollar international trade in conventional arms. Throughout the month most parties supported a new treaty to cover all conventional arms including ammunition, but in the final hours of negotiations, consensus was procedurally blocked by countries that asked for more time - including the U.S., Russia, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela. The following article was published in the September-October 2012 NewsNotes.

Middle East: Uprising in Syria

The following article, contributed by Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, and published in the September-October 2012 NewsNotes, is based on a longer piece written for the Center of Concern’s Education for Justice Program. For more information about how Catholic social teaching relates to the present situation please visit the Center of Concern’s Education for Justice site, www.educationforjustice.org.

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