Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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September-October 2020

Vol. 45, No. 5

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Zimbabwe Bishops Defend Human Rights: The Catholic Bishops of Zimbabwe issued a strongly worded pastoral letter in defense of human dignity and fundamental human rights as the government clamps down on dissent.

Rethinking Security in a Pandemic: This is a version of the two-page brief on peacebuilding and security published as part of our election briefs series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.

U.S. Trade Policy: Putting People and Planet First: This is a version of the two-page brief on U.S. trade policy published as part of our election briefs series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.

Food Security: Building a Sustainable System: This is a version of the two-page brief on food security published as part of our election briefs series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.

Bangladesh: Resilience Amid Tragedy: Bangladesh has experienced severe flooding, storms, and loss during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 and Human Rights Defenders: Organizations are documenting increasing human rights abuses in many countries during the pandemic.

Youth Protests in Thailand: A new youth protest movement calling for greater democratic norms has emerged in Thailand.

Two Books on the Church and Nonviolence: Look out for these two new books on Catholic nonviolence. 

Tensions Over Ethiopian Dam: Ethiopia’s continued construction of a major dam on the Blue Nile has caused consternation with neighboring Egypt and Sudan.

COVID-19 and Global Health: Dr. Susan Nagele, MKLM, who worked in East Africa for 33 years, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding other ongoing global health challenges.

Brazil: Fund for Landless Farmers: A new investment fund in Brazil aims to support small-scale, sustainable agriculture. 

Resources: Find resources for the Season of Creation and World Day of Migrants and Refugees, lectures on anti-racism, Pope Francis's talks on COVID-19 recovery, and much more.

Photo: Woman tilling a field in the Mount Kenya region, Neil Palmer, via Flickr.