The following resources were published in the January-February 2022 issue of NewsNotes.
1. Read Pope Francis’ message for the 55th World Day of Peace, Jan. 1, entitled, “Dialogue Between Generations, Education and work: Tools for Building Lasting Peace.” https://bit.ly/3FljfMV
2. Read the annual report “Landmine Monitor 2021” by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) which records an increase in 2020 in casualties from landmines and explosive remnants of war during 2020. The ICBL concludes that the United States should support a global ban on landmines. https://bit.ly/3yzX96R
3. Endorse the “Protect People and the Planet Appeal for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World,” led by Unfold Zero, which calls for cutting budgets and investments in the nuclear weapons industry and reallocating and reinvesting these to climate protection and carbon emission reduction. https://bit.ly/326f4pV
4. Sign a petition to Congress to pass a no-first-use-policy and other nuclear risk reduction measures during NPT Review Conference in 2022: https://bit.ly/30EoHeS
5. Endorse “Fulfil the NPT: From nuclear threats to human security,” an open letter to the states parties of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, calling on them to commit to ending the nuclear arms race and shifting budgets and public investments away from the nuclear weapons industry: https://bit.ly/3q2Aah2
6. Watch a recording from Laudato Si' Research Institute of the public lecture, “The Politics of Land: Pre-Colonial and Post-Colonial Perspectives on the Situation of First Nations in Canada,” by Professor John Berkman of Regis College: https://youtu.be/mJ8dfkICQ6I
7. Watch the documentary, “The Future Lies with Youth,” produced by CIDSE, a network of Catholic social justice organizations of which MOGC is a member. Inspired by Laudato Si’, the documentary tells the stories of young climate activists, filling the audience with hope for the future of the planet https://bit.ly/3q8LqZd
8. Watch this short video, “Why Are Indigenous People Dying At The Border?” https://bit.ly/3E7IuRv
9. Explore this new report from the Wilson Center, “Food Insecurity in the Northern Triangle:” https://bit.ly/3dZY0Ee
10. Watch recordings of webinars with Maryknoll Missioners, available online at https://bit.ly/3pdhuvT
11. Join a webinar “Shifts in Mission: Awareness of Systemic Racism Webinar,” on Jan. 13 at 3pm ET. Maryknoll Sister Marvelous (Marvie) Misolas, M.M. will share how an awareness of "white privilege" can help us shift our way of doing mission: https://bit.ly/3GONyfi
12. The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering will be held online Jan. 29 – Feb. 1. For more information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/3q43pQu
13. Read this statement from Pax Christi International for International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10) on shrinking spaces for civil society around the world: https://bit.ly/3mfVgaC
14. Read this new brief from the Urban Institute, “Centering Race and Racism in Immigration Policy Research: Considerations and Lessons from the Field:” https://urbn.is/3dYXPcr
15. Watch a 13-minute video interview with Bertha Caceres in Honduras. The daughter of slain indigenous environmental rights defender Berta Carceres answers questions about the recent presidential election in Honduras: https://bit.ly/3p3O038
16. Watch a multimedia report “Why is Haiti’s food system so hard to fix?” produced by Devex: https://bit.ly/3e44d2d
17. Yale University Forum on Religion and Climate is launching a new series of free online religion and ecology courses. Learn more at https://bit.ly/33rpP6r
18. Check out CLINIC’s new policy brief on immigrant religious workers and how USCIS can take immediate action to minimize the harm that backlogs and other policies are causing them and the U.S. communities they serve https://bit.ly/324KxZg.
19. PAX Christi Netherlands released a report, 'Perilous Profiteering,' on the nuclear weapons industry and successful efforts to curb it: https://bit.ly/3JLrMLG
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