Arms Trade Treaty: Global victory for women, girls
On April 2, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) passed with an overwhelming number of United Nations’ member states voting in its favor (154), including the United States.
Zimbabwean bishops' statement on 2013 election process
The following pastoral letter was published by the Zimbabwean Catholic bishops in March 2013 as the country prepares for a new round of national elections.
Missing at the table: Br. Dave Andrews' address at Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2013
Br. Dave Andrews, CSC, who has worked for years on food justice issues, spoke to the participants at the 2013 Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering.
Guatemala: Constitutional court issues resolutions concerning some pending legal questions
The following article is reprinted from the Trial of Efrain Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez website.
Ecuador: Criminalizing protest
In the last few years, Ecuador has experienced a disturbing increase in government, police and military crackdowns on peaceful protests held against the exploitation of natural resources.
Pax Christi International in solidarity with the people of Syria
Pax Christi International (PXI) Secretary General José Henríquez writes the following letter at the close of PXI's Lenten campaign in support of the people of Syria.
UN: Promoting people’s empowerment
The following report onthe February 2013 meeting of the UN Commission on Social Development was written by Sr. Elizabeth (Claris) Zwareva, MM, who represents Maryknoll at the UN.
Resources -- March-April 2013 NewsNotes
A few select resources for study and reflection.
Shareholder advocacy on climate continues
Shareholder advocacy calling on corporations to be accountable for their GHG emissions and to take steps to address climate change continues.
Slowing climate change by working less
To adequately address the climate crisis, a vast global mobilization is needed to urgently and radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate: Carbon pricing controversy
As the EU seeks ways to reform the Emissions Trading System, and the U.S. considers implementing a similar system, it is important to identify the failures of market-based solutions to climate change.
Climate: Rally to challenge Keystone XL
The following report was written by Sr. Mary Ann Smith, MM, who, with other Maryknoll missioners, Affiliates and staff members from the Global Concerns office, joined a multi-faith contingent organized by Sojourners and Interfaith Power and Light at the February 17 rally on climate change in Washington, D.C., attended by tens of thousands of people.