Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Landmine Ban Letter to Biden

On behalf of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Susan Gunn, director, signed the following letter to President Biden strongly encouraging him to adopt a policy that sets the United States on course not just to “curtail the use of landmines,” but to ban their use, production, acquisition, and transfer and to swiftly accede to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

Catholic Letter to President Biden on Rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA)

On February 25, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns sent a letter, signed by 26 national Catholic organizations, to President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken, requesting that the United States offer unilateral sanctions relief to Iran as a show of good faith, in hopes of bringing Iran back to the table and rejoining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. 

CIDSE calls for debt cancellation and financial support to poorest countries ahead of G20 Finance Ministers Meeting

As a member of CIDSE, a coaltion of Catholic social justice organizations, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns endorses this call for debt cancellation and financial support for the world's most impoverished countries in advance of the upcoming G20 Finance Ministers Meeting.

Trump Administration’s Latest Actions on Central America Will Fuel Migration, Not Address It

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.

Maryknoll leadership statement on the ongoing "zero tolerance" and family separation crisis

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.

Nuclear energy: Its dangers outweigh its benefits

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.

Water and the community of life

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.