Nearly two months after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Afghans and peacebuilding experts are watching closely to see how the United States might continue to employ violence in the country via two means: economic sanctions that hinder desperately needed humanitarian aid, and “over the horizon” armed drone strikes.
As Churches and church-based organizations we unequivocally reject this move and call on Secretary Blinken to both demand its immediate reversal and to insist on protection for Palestinian civil society and human rights defenders.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed on to a comment to the Department of Homeland Security about proposed new regulations to exclude immigrants from access to core health, nutrition, and housing assistance programs.
This critical legislation calls for the suspension of security assistance to the Philippines until human rights violations cease and perpetrators are held responsible.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and more than 40 faith and civil society groups sent a letter to key members of Congress asking for their support of Amendment 152 to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to assess the humanitarian impacts of sanctions.
US Farm, Food and Trade Justice Advocates Call on Biden Administration to Reorient Approach to Global Food and Agriculture Issues
On World Food Day, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and more than 65 groups call for a more just approach to policy development and multilateralism by the United States.
In a letter laying out six demands, the groups reject TIAA’s promise to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 as “greenwashing” and tell TIAA to fully divest from fossil fuels by 2025, and to immediately stop its acquisitions of farmland.