Peru: Indigenous People Call for Justice
Protests following the failed coup attempt of the former president were met with deadly police violence
Philippines: U.S. Military Bases are a Danger
The following excerpt is from an article written by Irish Columban missionary priest Fr. Shay Cullen, published on the Preda website on February 3, 2023.
Japan’s Shift in Defense Policy
Fr James J. Mylet, MM, describes the shift in military policy in Japan, where he lived for more than 40 years.
Pax Christi International Statement on Ukraine War Anniversary
This statement was first published by Pax Christi International on February 21 in anticipation of the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
Nuclear Risk Rising
With the Doomsday clock set to 90 seconds to midnight, and Russia suspending participation in a key nuclear arms control treaty, the risk of nuclear war is higher than ever.
Faith Groups Demand Restored Access to Asylum
Human rights organizations, religious groups, and members of Congress have repeatedly urged the Biden administration not to move forward with the proposed rule announced yesterday and to restore equitable access to asylum.
Maryknoll OGC Asks Biden to Reduce Military Spending
Maryknoll OGC joined 60 other faith-based organizations in asking President Biden for a reduction of military spending in the U.S. Government for the 2024 fiscal year.
Nicaragua: Freedom but Exile
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega released 222 political prisoners, exiling them to the United States on February 9. He also revoked their citizenship.
Maryknoll OGC Denounces Assassination of Honduran Water Rights Activists
In a statement of solidarity with the people of Honduras, Maryknoll OGC joined ten other U.S. civil society groups in denouncing the assassination of two water rights activists and further called for the protection of other environmental activists in the region.
Maryknoll OGC Tells Biden Not to Ban Asylum
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 164 other faith-based organizations in writing to President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Mayorkas, and Secretary Blinken to express concerns over new immigration rules that could restrict access for some people to their rights to seek asylum.
Background of Papal Visit to South Sudan 2023
The goal of the visit is to reinvigorate the peace process and to give the people of South Sudan hope for peace.
Peru Faith Letter to President Biden
Mr. President, we ask you to immediately suspend U.S. security assistance to Peru until the violent repression ends and human rights violations are addressed.