Carolyn Trumble lives and works as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Brazil.
This week's reflection is written by Sr. Mary Ann Smith, who spent many years as a missioner in the Philippines.
Fr. Jack Sullivan spent much of his mission life in Hong Kong; he has spent the last few years volunteering for the Global Concerns office on Israel-Palestine issues.
Sr. Marion Hughes lives and works in Musoma, Tanzania.
Angel Mortel and her husband Chad Ribordy live in Brazil, where they served as lay missioners for many years.
This issue of NewsNotes includes a reflection on Kenya's elections, an update on the use of drones, a report on the Feb. 17 climate change rally, and much more.
Please note: Opinions expressed in the following articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
This week’s Middle East Notes examines the hopes and challenges of the visits of Secretary Kerry and President Obama to Israel and the West Bank, opposition to BDS in the U.S., the continuing occupation and imprisonment of Palestinians, the influence of the Israeli and Christian Zionist lobbies, and other issues.
This week’s Middle East Notes examines changes in the U.S. and Israeli governments, the continuing debate about the possibility of a two state solution in the face of the ever-changing “facts on the ground” i.e. settlement growth and its support by the government of Israel. Another item this week is the media “invisibility” of Palestinian Christians, whose voices are not heard.
Fr. Ray Finch has spent his mission life among the people of the Andes in Bolivia and Peru.
Sr. Teresa Dagdag works with the Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission of the Union of Superiors General in Rome, Italy.
This week's scripture reflection is written by Fr. Joe Healey, who has lived and worked in East Africa for many years.
This week's Middle East Notes includes articles about the recent Israeli elections; around 2,000 Israelis arranged to give their vote to disenfranchised Palestinians.