The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers sincere sympathy to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and extended family and friends on the death of Father John “Jack” Sullivan, M.M. at the Maryknoll Society Center in Maryknoll, N.Y. on August 9.
Pax Christi USA has invited all its members to pray the following prayer on August 6 and 9 to mark the 76th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Prayer for Disarmament
O God of life,
Hear our prayers and petitions for peace,
in these times of chaos and fear.
You, who have endowed us with the capacity
for love, compassion and generosity,
lead us toward global harmony and nonviolence,
away from the false security of war, violence
and nuclear weapons,
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 145 organizations in releasing the following statement on the current crisis in Haiti.
On behalf of the global common good we must all do our part, as governments, civil society, and private enterprises, including pharmaceutical companies, to ensure that everyone everywhere can receive a vaccine and a chance to live a full life; to live in peace; to live in a healthy environment; and to work and receive an education.
This June, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined Faith in Action and a coalition of faith-based partners in promoting the Fast for Freedom campaign, an interfaith fasting campaign to highlight the need for undocumented essential workers to be given a pathway to citizenship in the upcoming jobs and infrastructure bills in Congress.
Recommended news articles on Israel-Palestine for the July-August edition of NewsNotes.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, as a member of Churches for Middle East Peace, joined 100 national organizations in sending the following letter, excerpted here, to President Biden on June 8, 2021, asking him to halt new weapons sales to Israel.