Former lay missioner Barb Fraser (Peru) wrote the following reflection, which was published in A Maryknoll Liturgical Year: Reflections on the Readings for Year B, available from Orbis Books.
Kathy McNeely, who served as a lay missioner in Guatemala and was a member of the Office for Global Concerns' staff for many years, wrote the following reflection.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns endorses the newly formed Global Catholic Climate Movement, a coalition of laity, religious, and clergy, theologians, scientists, and activists from around the world.
In conjunction with the Friends Committee on National Legislation's Spring Lobby Weekend and the Global Lenten Fast for Climate Justice coordinated by the Global Catholic Climate Covenant, this lunchtime event will include prayer from multiple faith traditions and accompanying music.
This Lent (February 18 – April 2) the Global Catholic Climate Movement is calling for a global fast for climate justice, joining the year-long #FastForTheClimate interfaith effort.
Write your member of Congress today and let him/her know that climate change is important to you and that they should contribute to the Green Climate Fund.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, along with many of our faith-based colleagues, signed the following letter that was delivered to every member of the U.S. Senate.
The much anticipated 20th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP20) in Lima, Peru, closed on December 14 with less-than-hoped-for outcomes.
World leaders will come together in Lima, Peru this December for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 20/CMP 10).
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns commends the administration’s $3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund. This fund has the potential to finance important adaptation and mitigation projects to transform the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable communities to climate change in developing countries and to protect God’s creation.
Send a message to the Senate and to President Obama to reject any legislation that approves the continuation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
As the effects of climate change become more pronounced, the eyes of the world are on international negotiators as they prepare for the 20th Conference of Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Lima, Peru in early December.