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 and webinars 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: Nuclear Disarmament

Issue 2: Refugees

Issue 3: Climate Change 

Issue 4: Sanctions

Issue 5: U.S. Immigration Policy

Issue 6: U.S. Trade Policy

  • Two-page brief - coming soon!
  • Webinar: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, 12:30-1:00pm EDT, Registration coming soon

Issue 7: Peacebuilding

  • Two-page brief - coming soon!
  • Webinar: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, 12:30-1:00pm EDT, Registration coming soon

Issue 8: Food Security

  • Two-page brief - coming soon!
  • Webinar: Thursday, Oct. 1, 12:30-1:00pm EDT. Registration coming soon!