This slim volume contains lovely, thought-provoking reflections from missioners who have spent years living with impoverished and marginalized communities around the world.
Maryknoll missioners around the world feel the impact of social injustice and see its effects in the communities were they live and work. Flowing from their ministries of presence and accompaniment, as well as from the concrete programs and projects in which Maryknollers participate, we engage in the hard work of identifying root causes of social and economic injustice. With a particular focus on the geographical regions where Maryknoll is present, as well as on structural or systemic injustice affecting women, children, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees and people with HIV and AIDS, we join with others of like mind to identify potential pathways to social transformation and to move our world in that direction.
Trafficking, sexual slavery, child prostitution ... all are gross violations of human dignity and demand urgent attention.
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From the Americas Program at Center for International Policy:
January 29, 2020 will be the first anniversary of the implementation of the "Remain in Mexico" policy, otherwise known as the Migrant Protection Protocols. Under this policy, asylum seekers who come to the U.S.-Mexico border must stay in Mexico while they await their asylum hearings, which can be months away.
The Trump Administration has recently proposed a new rule that would raise the application fees for asylum and U.S. citizenship. A sharp increase in the cost of applying for legal immigration status would make it impossible for many people to apply, putting them at risk of deportation and harm.
Take Action: Submit a public comment to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) opposing this rule.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns remembers Jakelin and calls on the U.S. government to end the inhumane treatment of migrants.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following statement on the political crisis in Bolivia on November 27, 2019.
Dan Moriarty, an MOGC staff member and returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner who lived in Bolivia for 17 years, examines the political crisis and ways to restore democracy and protect indigenous rights in Bolivia.
On December 12, we celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady is Mexico's patron saint, Patroness of the Americas, and a symbol of love and strength for Latin Americans and believers across the world.
Sister Roselei Bertoldo, ICM, works to combat human trafficking in the Amazon region of Brazil and attended the Synod on the Amazon in Rome, October 6-27, 2019.