New director named for Global Concerns office

The Maryknoll Sisters, the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners are delighted to announce that beginning May 28, 2013, Gerry Lee will be the director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.


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Labor: Follow principles on business, human rights

In most of the world, May 1 is the day to celebrate workers. This year’s commemoration included memorials for the at least 1,127* people who were killed in the terrible collapse on April 24 of a factory in Bangladesh, a disaster that could have been avoided had the building’s owners not shirked their responsibility to provide a safe environment for workers. *Death toll updated from printed version.

Guantanamo: Closure is far overdue

As of early May, it is believed that at least 100 men held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are participating in a hunger strike; 23 are being force fed. While prisoners at Guantanamo have fasted to protest their detention and/or treatment over the 11 years of the facility’s use, this current strike began in February as a response both to a new, harsher team of guards and to the fact that the imprisonment appears to be open-ended with little hope for release.