UN: Stockholm+50 Environment Conference
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking UN Conference on the Environment in Stockholm in 1972, national delegations returned to Stockholm on June 2-3, 2022, to take measure of progress.
Brazil: Deaths and Degradation in the Amazon
REPAM-Brazil demands a government response to the deaths of two leading defenders of indigenous peoples and nature in the Amazon territory.
South Sudan and DRC: Letter to Pope Francis
The Africa Faith and Justice Network organized an open sign on letter to the pope about ongoing challenges on the African continent prior to the papal visit to DCR and South Sudan in July.
Tanzania Land Conflict with Maasai
A potentially dangerous stand-off has erupted in north-central Tanzania after the government decided to evict up to 167,000 pastoral Maasai from their land in favor of a wealthy hunting firm owned by the United Arab Republic’s ruling family.
UN Report Says Forests are Fundamental
The State of the World’s Forest Report 2022 offers a three-pronged approach to unlock the economic potential of trees and forests while preserving their status as the greatest carbon capture technology in the world.
Clean Energy's Mining Problem
The growing demand for minerals used in renewable energy raises the urgency to address human rights and environmental abuses common in mining.
Guatemala: Petition for U.S. Sanctions on Corrupt Leaders
An international campaign for alleviating poverty and suffering in Guatemala has launched a petition calling for new targeted sanctions by the United States.
Summit of the Americas Migration Priorities
Civil society groups outlined migration policy priorities in a letter to Pres. Biden before the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles in June 2022.
Responding to the Plague of U.S. Gun Violence
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined in the outcry and calls for action by Catholic organizations in response to the recent mass shootings in the United States.
Ukraine: Reaching a Just and Lasting Peace
Statement by participants of the Science and Ethics of Happiness Study Group at a meeting hosted at the Casina Pio IV, Vatican City, June 6-7, 2022.
People over Pentagon Letter to Congress
We urge Congress to dramatically cut the level of spending allocated for weapons and war in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget far below President Biden’s request of $813 billion and to instead invest that money in programs that serve human needs.
Civil Society Letter on Immediate Actions to Mitigate the Harms of Title 42
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined over 100 civil society organizations in calling on the Biden administration to take all available additional steps to end the Title 42 policy and mitigate its continuing harms.