Despite opposition by many Haitians, members of the Haitian diaspora, and faith groups, the UN Security Council approved sending a multinational armed force, led by Kenya, into Haiti.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is working with the Latin American Working Group and the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission to gather signatures for a statement of solidarity with Guatemalan democracy protesters.
Maryknoll OGC joined humanitarian and faith-based organizations in asking Congress to reject measures in the Senate’s Pentagon budget for 2024 that support stockpiling and using indiscriminate weapons that harm civilians, especially children, for years after conflict has ended. Namely: anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions.
Maryknoll OGC Joins Catholic Groups in Calling on President Biden for Ceasefire, Humanitarian Aid in Israel Palestine
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and 38 other Catholic groups signed a letter to fellow Catholic President Biden on the war in Israel Palestine asking for ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and release of hostages.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was among the 60 faith and civil society groups that signed a letter to Congress requesting their help de-escalate the violence and stop further loss of life.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was represented among the over 380 people who signed the letter to Biden requesting targeted financial statements against the specific corrupt Guatemalan government officials who are actively undermining the country's democracy.
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.