Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was among the 27 faith groups that signed a letter to Congress requesting their help de-escalate the violence and stop further loss of life.
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Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 73 other organizations in asking the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to suspend deportation flights to Haiti. The U.S. Embassy ordered American diplomats to leave Haiti and issued a "Do Not Travel" Advisory for Haiti back in July. Still, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to fly immigrants back to the dangerous country.
Maryknoll OGC joined 52 other faith groups in Washington, DC, including Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Humanist faith believers in calling on Congress to avert a government shutdown and pass the resolutions needed to provide the funding.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was one of 680 civic organizations and faith-based groups to write to Congress, House and Senate, to ask that they "fulfill Congress’ most basic duty: to keep the government running." This letter comes amid increasing likelihood of a government shutdown. The letter highlights the urgency of covering the functions of government that will be thrown into chaos with a shutdown.
Extremism has led to the most violent year in the Holy Land since 2005.
Indigenous peoples join presidents of Amazon nations in pledge to protect the rainforest.