The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following press statement on November 4, 2020, regarding the United States' formal exit from the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined partner organizations in calling on Congressmembers negotiating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit funding for nuclear testing and cut back on funding that goes to militarizing police departments.
The leadership of the Maryknoll Sisters, Fathers and Brothers, Lay Missioners, and Affiliates issued the following statement on the 2020 U.S. elections on October 22, 2020.
The Washington, D.C. offices of thirty-two of the nation’s largest faith denominations and interfaith networks have taken the unprecedented step of releasing a statement of concern for preserving our democracy during, and after, the upcoming election.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed the following letter to Secretary Mnuchin urging him to support debt cancellation and the use of Special Drawing Rights by the International Monetary Fund to help developing countries, particularly in Africa, manage the COVID-19 crisis.
The leadership of the four branches of the Maryknoll family released the following statement on Pope Francis' encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.
Maryknoll Joint Leadership Statements on issues related to peace, social justice and care for creation.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 16 other organizations in sending the following letter to U.S. Senate offices, urging for robust international assistance to combat the growing global crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on September 15, 2020, regarding the Ninth Circuit Court's decision to allow for the termination of TPS for four countries.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined over 600 organizations and individuals in signing the following letter urging President Trump and Congress to reitalize the U.S. refugee program.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed on to the following statement in July 2020 in support of the Korean American Churches.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed the following joint letter to the Department of Homeland Security urging them to extend the 30-day comment period on the new asylum regulations proposed in June 2020.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed on to the following letter to members of the Senate, urging their support for a proposed amendment that would reallocate 10 percent of the Pentagon budget toward human needs priorities, especially in light of the pandemic.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed the following statement from the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, issued May 18, 2020.
Statement calling for the immediate release of children and their parents from immigrant detention centers.
Children need to be released from detention immediately and they need to be released with their parents.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on June 18, 2020, in response to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Maryknoll joint leadership issued the following statement on the killing of George Floyd and the need for transformation in the United States.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined other faith-based organizations in the Washington Interreligious Staff Community in sending the following letter to Congress urging Congress to address police violence and systemic racism.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a coalition of 72 organizations in sending the following letter to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs calling for robust support for foreign assistance focusing on conflict prevention and mitigation.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined other organizations in sending the following letter to House and Senate Leadership urging them to prioritize sending aid to Latin America and the Caribbean, which are new coronavirus epicenter regions.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined interfaith partners and civic leaders in honoring the National Day of Mourning and Lament for COVID-19 deaths and systemic racism on June 1, 2020.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined other faith-based organizations in issuing the following letter calling on Congress to prioritize solidarity with the marginalized and building a sustainable future in its COVID-19 recovery response.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined other organizations in issuing the following statement for International Biodiversity Day, May 22, calling on investors to end speculation with farmland and forests that will destroy biodiversity.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joins several other faith-based organizations in the U.S. in launching a campaign in support of Big Shift, a global effort calling on the World Bank to end support for fossil fuels and shift investment to renewable energy.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined other organizations in issuing the following letter to U.S. and U.K. trade officials outlining a series of human and environmental rights protections that should be included in any U.S.-U.K. trade agreement.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a number of organizations in sending the following letter to House leadership asking Congress to include humanitarian assistance for North Korea in the next COVID-19 relief bill.
Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition of which the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is a member, issued the following statement regarding the Secretary Pompeo's implied support for Israel's plan to annex portions of the West Bank.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined over 100 other organizations in issuing a letter to Congress calling for the inclusion of aid for immigrant families, including the undocumented, in the next federal stimulus package during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined partner organizations in issuing the following letter to House and Senate Leadership asking them to refrain from giving additional funding to the Pentagon in light of the coronavirus crisis.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined nearly 40 other organizations in issuing the following joint statement regarding the release of the SIPRI data on global military spending.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a broad coalition of organizations in calling for the immediate lifting of economic sanctions by the U.S. during the pandemic.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following statement in response to President Trump's executive order suspending immigration to the U.S. during the pandemic.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joins other organizations and communities in issuing a statement calling for the international community to take immediate measures to protect Amazonian communities from the risk of COVID-19 outbreak.
As a member of the Jubilee USA Network, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined the USCCB in a letter to the White House calling for a moratorium on debt payments for poor countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined other faith-based organizations in sending the following letter to the Trump administration urging the government to reconsider its use or support of sanctions or economic restrictions in the Middle East - particularly in Iran, Syria, and Gaza - in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Churches for Middle East Peace, a network of organizations working for peace in Israel-Palestine of which MOGC is a member, released the following statement on February 25 on the Trump administration’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan for Israel-Palestine.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined the Forum on the Arms Trade and many other organizations in issuing a joint statement on the Trump administration's new landmine policy.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns gratefully welcomes "Querida Amazonia," Pope Francis's Exhortation in response to the Synod on the Amazon.
The following statement was released on January 29, 2020 regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the changes to the public charge rule which bars immigrants who are recieving certain government benefits from gaining legal immigration status.
The Faith4Asylum campaign was launched January 29, 2020 by MOGC and its partners in the Interfaith Immigration Coalition. The following is a statement released to mark the launch of the campaign and the first anniversary of the "Remain in Mexico" policy.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joins FCNL and other partners in issuing a faith-based statement opposing additional violent aggression towards Iran.
On December 9, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined other faith-based organizations and faith leaders in an open letter to all the 2020 presidential candidates urging them to call for significant cuts to the nation's military budget.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns remembers Jakelin and calls on the U.S. government to end the inhumane treatment of migrants.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following statement on the political crisis in Bolivia on November 27, 2019.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns calls the Trump Administration's move to formally withdraw from the Paris agreement "unconscionable."
This is a statement from the participants of the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission and Mining Seminar, held in Rome September 25-27, 2019.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joins over 40 U.S.-based faith, human rights, foreign policy, humanitarian, immigrant rights and border-based civil society organizations in a statement to express deep concern over the Trump Administration’s latest actions on Central America including the wholesale cutoffs of assistance to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns condemns President Trump's emergency declaration and calls on Congress to enact immigration policies that protect human rights.
With great concern for the state of the U.S. democracy, eleven national and international Catholic social justice organizations sent the following statement to Congress on the occassion of Martin Luther King Day.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined thirty organizations calling on the U.S. government to protect human rights in development interventions.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined thirty-six national, faith-based organizations calling on Congress to rein in funding for unchecked, unaccountable detention, deportation, and border enforcement policies.
Leaders of faith-based organizations oppose the historically low resettlement goal for Fiscal Year 2019 and urge the Trump administration to resettle 75,000 refugees.
More than 750 faith leaders and faith-based organizations have sent the following letter to Congress and President Trump.
As the leadership of the Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, we denounce the cruel and immoral “zero-tolerance” immigration policy enacted by the Trump Administration which has resulted in the separation of over 2,300 children from their parents, the criminal prosecution of anyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, and severe restrictions on asylum applications.
The international Catholic community decries President Trump’s decision to end U.S. participation in Iran deal.
The Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns denounces the new “zero-tolerance” immigration policies enacted by the United States on May 4.
On May 14, 2018, fourteen faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy sent the following letter to Congress.
Members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy issued a statement on the latest violence at the Gaza border fence on April 12, 2018.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following press statement on September 13, 2017.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns calls for an open and transparent NAFTA renegotiation that values people and Creation over profits.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal apparently stopped, faith groups continue to call for a trade model that promotes the common good.
Just days before the signing of the Paris Climate Accord, hundreds of religious leaders send a statement to world leaders at the United Nations in New York.
We urge Congress to support the $750 million budget request for the Green Climate Fund to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and respond to the needs of the most vulnerable.
Pax Christi International released a statement on the terror bombings in Brussels. Special thanks to Marie Adele Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International and former director of Maryknoll Global Concerns.
A broad coalition of faith-based organizations, including the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, celebrates the United States' first disbursement of $500 million to the Green Climate Fund.
More than 200 organizations sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to support an independent investigation into the murder of Honduran environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras on March 3.
On December 12, world leaders concluded final negotiations of the climate agreement in Paris. Chloe Schwabe, Faith Economy Ecology Project Coordinator, was an official observer at the two-week conference. The following is her statement.
Faith groups call on the World Bank to announce a Zero Deforestation policy at the Paris Climate Summit (COP21).
On December 8, 2015, eleven faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy met with the U.S. Department of State.
On November 20, 14 Catholic organizations, including the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, sent a statement to members of Congress regarding the Syrian refugee crisis and the need to welcome Syrian refugees.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is grateful for President Obama’s rejection of the permit to pump tar sands oil through the U.S. heartland via the Keystone XL pipeline.
On September 24, Pope Francis said in his address to a joint meeting of Congress, “I call for a courageous and responsible effort to ‘redirect our steps, and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity.’”
On the occasion of his first visit to the United States, the leadership of the Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners offer a warm welcome to Pope Francis.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers a reflection in response to the encyclical "Laudato Si': On the care of our common home."
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) applauds the Obama Administration’s March 31 announcement of the U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) that will reduce emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released this statement on March 31, 2015 after the release of the previously classified investment chapter of the proposed TransPacific Partnership trade agreement.
Maryknoll recognizes the great importance of the publication of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the use of torture, which details terrible acts of horrific brutality.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns congratulates President Obama for his Nov. 20 announcement to take executive action to provide protection from deportation for possibly five million undocumented persons.
Maryknoll applauds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its June 2, 2014 announcement to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants.
Maryknoll missioners have worked alongside farmers for decades. Their experiences inform this reflection paper on GMOs.
The leadership of the three Maryknoll mission groups, recognizing the increased effect of globalization in all our lives, released the following statement calling on candidates for public office in the U.S. to remember to speak to critical international issues.
Maryknoll leadership approved the following statement on trade and investment in March 2002; it remains relevant today.
The following statement was approved on September 6, 2006 by Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers General Council, the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic Congregational Leadership Team, and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners Association Leadership Team.
March 2012 -- As the world prepares to mark the first anniversary of the tragic tsunami and nuclear accident in Japan, Maryknoll missioners convey their continued sympathy for all those directly impacted by the disaster, and present a new statement that expresses their deep reservations about the continued reliance on the use of nuclear power and the development of nuclear weapons.
"As theologians, scholars, and social justice advocates who participate in the public discussion of Catholic theology, we protest the state-sanctioned killings of both of these men, and we call for the abolition of the death penalty in the U.S."
We are one humanity interconnected with all matter on a tiny planet within a vast, expansive universe. We are challenged now to act quickly to rescue Earth and its inhabitants from destruction and extinction.
In almost every community in every country where Maryknoll missioners live and work, water is of urgent concern. With many other people of faith and good will, we are searching for a deeper understanding of our “sister” water and are calling for a more just distribution of water for all creation and its peoples.