The following is an update on the investigation into the murder of Berta Cáceres in Honduras on March 3.
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.
The following article examines the impact of the encyclical Laudato Si’ one year since its publication.
Father Leo Shea has served as a missioner in several locations, most recently in Jamaica.
What: Screening of The Same Heart, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Len Morris and economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
When: Wednesday, June 15, 6:30-8:30 pm
One year ago, on June 18th 2015, Pope Francis released his historic encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home.
Laudato Si’ Week is a major international celebration to reflect on the Laudato Si’ message and take action to bring it to life.
Join an event or participate in a webinar during the online Laudato Si' conference with the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
For more information, go to http://laudatosiweek.org/
A Day of Prayer and Action for People & Planet
Maryknoll Sister Ann Braudis writes about the aspects of the encyclical of Pope Francis that are in harmony with evolutionary consciousness.
Join a nationwide prayer at Noon on April 22 and find out what other events are happening near you from April 15 - 24.
This week's reflection is written by Sr. Mary Ann Smith, who spent many years as a missioner in the Philippines.
Ask your Congressional representative to sign on to a "Dear Colleague" letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Treasure Jack Lew calling for justice and peace in Honduras.
The life of Mexican human rights defender Gustavo Castro Soto is at grave risk in Honduras! Please send emails and call now!
- 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