As humanity faces the reality of exhausting a number of key natural resources, we realize that our economy, which is fundamentally built on the concept of never-ending exponential growth, must drastically change if we are going to live within the confines of a finite planet, Earth. This series of six articles, written by Dave Kane, looks at ecological economics and the idea of a steady state economy that will provide livelihoods while fitting within the footprint of Earth. The series was published in NewsNotes in 2009 and was updated in 2012.
The International Organization for Migration reports on the challenges faced by migrants and forcibly displaced populations in the East and Horn of Africa due to COVID-19. The following summary and link to the full report are available at ReliefWeb: https://bit.ly/2U0Nk1o
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Kathleen Bond in Brazil reflects on the saints among us on this holy day.
On World Food Day, please join us for a special briefing:
“Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and Food Security in Guatemala: It’s time for governments to be accountable.”
Co-sponsored by: ActionAid USA, Guatemala Human Rights Commission, USA, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Interfaith Working Group on Global Hunger and Food Security, Latin America Working Group, Oxfam America, The International Mayan League
Honorary Host: U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva
A summary of a four-part report by the African Faith and Justice Network examining U.S. military presence and activity in Africa by region.
For the first time in six years, the United Nations has declared that a situation of famine exists on the continent of Africa.
On December 11, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was one of 17 faith-based and food security organizations who wrote to Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, calling for a change in the Obama administration’s trade policy, leading into the tenth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Come celebrate and discuss a new book by former Maryknoll missioners Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine (Mexico) on Ancient Ingredients for a Sustainable Future.
Kathleen Bond, a Maryknoll lay missioner who serves in Brazil, wrote the following reflection which was published in A Maryknoll Liturgical Year: Reflections on the Readings for Year B, available from Orbis Books.
Judy Coode, communications director for the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns in Washington DC, wrote the following reflection which was published in A Maryknoll Liturgical Year: Reflections on the Readings for Year B, available from Orbis Books.
The following article, published in the November-December NewsNotes, was written by Fr. Ken Thesing, MM, who lives and works in Rome.
Alex Bianco, an intern with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns’ Faith Economy Ecology project, contributed to this article was published in the July-August 2014 NewsNotes.