The following was published by the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN). Read about Jeju Island and its residents' efforts to stop the construction of a naval base in the September-October 2011 and November-December 2011 issues of NewsNotes.
Maryknoll Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C.: A day on the Hill: Bringing Maryknoll experience to U.S. policymakers
Almost 70 Maryknoll missioners, Affiliates and staff members gathered in Washington, D.C. on May 16-17 for a special event to help mark the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers' and the Maryknoll Sisters' centennial years (2011-2012).
The following article was printed in the March-April 2012 issue of NewsNotes.
June 2011 -- “We pause to mark the thirty years we have been fighting HIV/AIDS.” said President Barack Obama. “As we remember people in our own lives we have lost and stand by those living with HIV/AIDS, we must also rededicate ourselves to finally ending this pandemic – in this country and around the world.”
How does the Korea FTA measure up to the TRADE (Trade Reform, Accountability, Development, and Employment) Act, sponsored by Rep. Michael Michaud (D‐ME) ...
The following article appeared in the November-December 2011 issue of NewsNotes.
"As theologians, scholars, and social justice advocates who participate in the public discussion of Catholic theology, we protest the state-sanctioned killings of both of these men, and we call for the abolition of the death penalty in the U.S."
The following article by Dave Kane was published in August 2011.
In December, a group of Christian Palestinian leaders published a 16-page Kairos document that tells the reality of life in Palestine. The writers request that “the international community … stand by the Palestinian people who have faced oppression, displacement, suffering and clear apartheid for more than six decades. The suffering continues while the international community silently looks on at the occupying state, Israel. Our word is a cry of hope, with love, prayer and faith in God. ..."
January 2011 -- The Obama administration will face a moment of truth in deciding how to vote on a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements under international law now being drafted on behalf of the Palestinians for presentation early this year. But the administration’s thwarted efforts to freeze settlements, the huge obstacle settlements pose to a two-state peace, Israel’s aggressive expansion of settlements, and the need to restore U.S. credibility as a peace maker are all powerful reasons for supporting this initiative. The following article is taken from a longer piece written by Philip Wilcox and available at the Foundation for Middle East Peace website.
We are one humanity interconnected with all matter on a tiny planet within a vast, expansive universe. We are challenged now to act quickly to rescue Earth and its inhabitants from destruction and extinction.
In almost every community in every country where Maryknoll missioners live and work, water is of urgent concern. With many other people of faith and good will, we are searching for a deeper understanding of our “sister” water and are calling for a more just distribution of water for all creation and its peoples.