Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Trade/investment

Unpacking the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

Date: 
Feb 3, 2016
Location: 
Dial 303-248-0285 and enter access code 6017869#

As people of faith formed by unique traditions, we together work towards economic policies that place the dignity and worth of God’s people and all creation at its center. As world leaders gather on February 3rd to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, we ask whether the agreement measures up to what Pope Francis calls an “economy of inclusion.”

Road to Paris: Trade deals must protect climate

As countries prepare for the climate negotiations in Paris in December, some experts have called attention to the need for including safeguards to protect nations’ actions to address climate change from legal challenges by trade partners. Without this legal protection, many of the initiatives to decrease climate emissions or to adapt to a changing environment could be overturned by lawsuits.

Religious groups oppose State Department’s upgrade of Malaysia’s trafficking status

Maryknoll and 13 other religious organizations sent a letter to members of a Congressional conference committee to express deep moral concerns related to H.R. 644, the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015” (also referred to as the Customs bill), particularly that the final bill could weaken strong anti-trafficking provision in the trade promotion authority bill signed into law June 29.

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