Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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2020 U.S. Election Briefs: Faithful Voting and Global Concerns

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers a series of two-page briefs on global issues to help voters prepare for the 2020 U.S. elections. Find more election resources here

Inspired by the gospel and Maryknoll missioners’ commitment to stand with vulnerable communities around the world, we urge U.S. citizens to consider the issues raised in these briefs and to vote to advance the cause of peace, social justice, and the integrity of creation. 

The Faithful Voting and Global Concerns series uses the See-Judge-Act Method of pastoral-theological social analysis. Through this method, people of faith are invited to see, or observe a situation or issue at hand, particularly as it is experienced by the most marginalized or vulnerable; judge, or seek to understand the situation in light of their faith, through attention to Scripture and Church teaching; and act, or respond to the call to help build God's kingdom in that particular context.

The Series 

Issue 1: Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Invest in Peace

Issue 2: Welcoming Refugees, Welcoming the Stranger

Issue 3: Climate Change and Care for Creation

Issue 4: U.S. Sanctions 

Issue 5: U.S. Immigration Policy

Issue 6: Food Security

Issue 7: U.S. Trade Policy

Issue 8: Peacebuilding