At the heart of their faith was their focus on the holiness and dignity of each human life. By recognizing the divine in each person and giving their lives for those on the margins of this world, the church women have changed each person they touched - even our delegation, 42 years later.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was one in a list of a hundred organizations that called on the President, the House, and Senate for International Climate Financing in the 2023 United States Budget
Haiti has experienced a nationwide lockdown for several weeks by armed groups. Civilians are being threatened, injured, sexually assaulted, killed, and homes are being looted and burned. Now, more than ever, the President of the United States and the Department of Homeland Security must extend and redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protective Status.
UN climate change conference yields historic breakthrough for vulnerable nations while failing to put the brakes on fossil fuels
At a time of widespread food insecurity and hunger in Haiti, this decision will decimate the entire agricultural economy of Gros Morne, and will impact an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 small scale producers across the country. In addition to the producers who grow the mangos, many families are involved in the washing, handling, and transport parts of the supply chain. These families depend on this income to send their kids to school and buy the food they need to survive.
Maryknoll OGC welcomes the introduction of the House resolution to restore the rule of law in Guatemala
The resolution calls for ensuring that U.S. government-sponsored investment and international financial loans do not go to corrupt businesses and government entities, investigating and freezing the financial assets of corrupt individuals in the U.S. financial system, and suspending military assistance.
We need a world that effectively promotes human rights, that includes cultures, spiritualities, ancestral justice and that does not uproot individuals and peoples, especially young people.
Vulnerable communities should not be left with the burden of addressing and paying for this loss and damage alone. This burden should be additionally borne by developed nations—the ones who are responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions that have resulted in the climate crisis.
We call on governments to urgently commence negotiations to develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, laying out a binding global plan to: end expansion of any new coal, oil or gas production; phase-out existing production of fossil fuels in a manner that is fair and equitable; and ensure a global just transition to 100% access to renewable energy globally.
Greenpeace East Asia has asked the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency to ban imports of fish supplied by the parent company of Bumble Bee Tuna after uncovering suspected illegal fishing and human rights abuses in the supply chain.