Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Peace

The work of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns on peace is focused on identifying and eliminating the root causes of violence and conflict with a focus on specific regions, expressions of violence and areas of conflict affecting Maryknollers, and U.S. aggression and national security policy (e.g. war on terrorism and war in Iraq and Afghanistan).The nexus of violence and poverty is clear. Unless we dedicate ourselves to building true human security for all, nations – especially poor ones – will continue to fall victim to an unending cycle of economic, political and social violence.

International Day of Peace

Date: 
Sep 21, 2018
Location: 
worldwide

Here are some ideas of things you can do individually or as a small group on International Day of Peace.

  • Observe a minute of silence at Noon wherever you are.
  • Share this prayer "A call to prayer and solidarity" from the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference.

Free online course on civil resistence

Date: 
Sep 17, 2017
Location: 
Online at http://bit.ly/2wZeSHP

Application deadline: September 17, 2017.

Apply for a free online course on civil resistance. 

Rutgers and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) are now accepting applications for the moderated online course, "People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance." The course comes with optional graduate credits offered by the Graduate School of Rutgers University.

The online course will take place from September 27 – November 10

Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar: Calling out abuse and impunity

International news agencies have reported in recent weeks that thousands of people in Myanmar who identify as religious and ethnic minorities and face severe restrictions inside the mainly Buddhist country have fled to the border with Bangladesh to escape fighting between the military and armed members of minority groups, only to be turned back by the Bangladeshi border guards. Faith groups in the U.S. were scheduled to deliver the following letter to Congress in early September in an attempt to halt a provision in a current defense authorization bill that would increase U.S. military cooperation with the government of Myanmar.

Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon

Myanmar: Peace is possible

Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, in a message published by ZENIT on June 26, calls for an independent investigation of war crime allegations and appeals for an end to crimes against the Rohingyas minority. On June 30, the government of Myanmar, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, denied visas to UN investigators.

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