The organizations in the Maryknoll family have issued the following joint statements.
Maryknoll OGC Joins 150+ Faith Groups in Letter to President Biden Regarding Anti-Asylum Executive Orders
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined over 150 faith-based organizations in a letter to President Biden asking him to reconsider some of the reported changes in policy his administration is weighing that would negatively impact asylum seekers.
The leadership of the four branches of the Maryknoll family issued the following statement on February 23, 2024.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined over a hundred international, national, regional, state and local faith groups in calling on members of congress to pass the FOREST Act of 2023, which would prevent the importation of goods produced by illegal deforestation practices.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined fifteen other humanitarian groups that work for the rights of migrants who reach the U.S.-Mexico border in a statement of solidarity with Annunciation House, an organization that offers hospitality to migrants in El Paso, Texas.
Leadership of the Maryknoll Sisters and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners joined a letter with other members of Churches for Middle East Peace to President Biden asking for support for a ceasefire and the funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency providing aid to the people of Gaza.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Quixote Center, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, and the Religious of Jesus and Mary issued a joint statement on the deteriorating situation in Haiti. All four of these organizations have a presence in the rural community of Gros Morne, north of the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Expanding detention further criminalizes people who are seeking protection for themselves and their children.
Amid rising deaths at the US/Mexico Border, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns Director Susan Gunn offered a comment on the dangerous anti-immigration policies.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined faith groups in four day visit to the Holy Land, held meetings with leaders on the topic of the ongoing Israel Hamas conflict. The trip was coordinated by Churches for Middle East Peace.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo calling for a suspension of all firearms exports to Israel and implement firearms exports controls that keep U.S. manufactured guns out of the hands of human rights abusers.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined over 70 national groups representing millions of Americans in a letter to Congress urging a vote in favor of S.Res.504, Senator Bernie Sanders' resolution under Section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act (22 U.S.C. § 2304) requiring a report on Israel’s human rights practices and U.S. military aid to Israel.
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