The following piece was written by Fred Goddard, former coordinator of the Maryknoll Affiliates, and published in the March-April 2014 NewsNotes.
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.
Fr. Ray Finch has served as a missioner in the Andean regions of Latin America for many years, most recently in Bolivia.
Marj Humphrey is a former Maryknoll lay missioner who served in Kenya for many years.
350.org provides this letter and link to send your comment to the State Department on the environmental impact of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
A symposium at the Washington National Cathedral and St. Alban’s Parish Sattlerlee Hall
To register, email Carol Janus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free admission. Pre-register by February 18 to receive a complimentary box lunch.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns signed on to this letter to Senate and House leadership on the 2014 Farm Bill.
The following article was written by Maryknoll Sister Marvie Misolas and published in the January-February 2014 NewsNotes.
The following piece was written by Flávio Rocha, a Maryknoll lay missioner in Brazil, and was published in the January-February 2014 NewsNotes.
Honey bees, native bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, but are now in alarming decline.
- 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