Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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  • Sri Lanka children - Jim Stipe
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  • Altar in Palestine - R Rodrick Beiler

Social justice

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.

Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities 2016

Jan 30, 2016
Washington, D.C.

Join us for The Lemkin Summit to End Genocide and Mass Atrocities, this year's 3-Day conference bringing community leaders and students at the forefront of the anti-atrocity movement to D.C. for a weekend of learning and action. Together, we will hear from expert panels and guest speakers on topics including U.S. government responses and tools, supporting civil society groups and changemakers on the ground, and on conflict areas including Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and South Sudan.

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

Jan 23, 2016
Washington, D.C.

As we look forward to the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis calls Catholics to reflect on what it means to live mercy in our world today.  Join more than 500 national Catholic leaders at the 2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering as we convene to pray, meet, learn, and act together for the good of all in our common home.

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First Sunday in Advent

November 29, 2015

The first Sunday of Advent 2015 falls just before the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of the four North American churchwomen in El Salvador. This reflection is prepared by Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International and former director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.


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