This slim volume contains lovely, thought-provoking reflections from missioners who have spent years living with impoverished and marginalized communities around the world.
We educate for environmental justice by first clarifying and deepening our own comprehension of these insights: that every creature has the right to be; the right to its habitat; and the right to make its own contribution to all of life. We believe that the world‑wide attack on ecology has become, in reality, an assault on the poor and a form of environmental racism. We use the Earth Charter, the works of Orbis authors and other Maryknoll resources to educate for eco‑justice in its fullest meaning, and we promote the Earth Charter as a basis for advocacy.
We hope to pay closer attention to U.S. environmental policy in response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development and build on Maryknoll experience at a grassroots level. We support the Kyoto Protocol and other efforts to encourage rich countries to promote lifestyles that are just and sustainable. We advocate for U.S. military clean‑up of bases in Vieques, Panama, the Philippines, and South Korea.
We advocate for “food sovereignty,” and continue to participate in process of defining Christian framework and principles with which to determine the safety and use of genetically modified foods.
Learn more about our Faith-Economy-Ecology project here.
Our newsletter, Encounters, features the challenges posed by the current economic growth paradigm and shines light on the hopeful ways communities are responding to protect human dignity and God's beautiful creation.
See a list of resources here on peak oil and how a future economy can be shaped with fewer natural resources.
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.
CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic social justice organizations which includes the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, issued the following statement after the collapse of a mine waste dam in Brunadinho, Brazil.
Next Generation Rising: Earth Day Sunday 2019
From Creation Justice Ministries, a U.S.-based organization that offers Christian education materials to equip faith communities to protect, restore, and more rightly share God's creation.
The Earth Day resource is written to be useful year-round.
With the latest reports on climate change from the United Nations and the U.S. government sounding alarms, world leaders have failed to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis.
A human rights organization co-founded by Maryknoll Sister Patricia Ryan has won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award for 2018 for its work with indigenous communities in Peru. The following speech was delivered by Sister Ryan and her colleagues Cristobal Yugra and Yolanda Flores at the award ceremony sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. on October 4, 2018.
The following is an excerpt from a joint statement by 18 Catholic development agencies, including the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, in response to a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which concludes that the world has 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe.
The fourth and final article in a series designed to educate Catholic organizations about ways to participate in the fastest growing divestment campaign in human history - the fossil fuel divestment movement.
September 1 begins the month-long "Season of Creation" in Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican churches worldwide.
From September 1 to October 4 – the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi – let us pray for guidance, examine our lifestyles and the way they impact the environment, and act boldly to care for Creation.
Listen to Pope Francis invite us to pray in this 2-minute video "because we need a change that unites us all."
- Catholic Climate Covenant
- CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development agencies working together for global justice
- Gapminder.org: For a fact-based world view
- Infographic: The New Economy
- Interfaith Moral Action on Climate
- JustFaith Ministries
- UN Millennium Development Goals Report 2012