Maryknoll Joint Leadership Statements
The organizations in the Maryknoll family have issued the following joint statements.
Maryknoll OGC Supports Guatemalan Human Rights protector Jorge Santos
Guatemala currently faces rampant corruption and attacks on free speech and human rights. We stand in solidarity with those engulfed in the maelstrom, particularly Jorge Santos, director of the Unit for the Protection of Rights Defenders in Guatemala.
Maryknoll OGC Asks for a Human Rights-focused Root Causes Intitiative
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 32 other religious and humanitarian groups in calling on the White House for a Root Causes Initiative that uses diplomacy to "combat corruption, promote respect for human rights, worker rights, and the rule of law, and encourage inclusive governance."
Press Statement: End of Title 42
Maryknoll Missioners respond to the end of Title 42 and the asylum restrictions that take its place.
Maryknoll OGC Asks Congress to Vote NO on H.R. 2
Maryknoll's Office for Global Concerns joined Catholic organizations in opposing the Secure the Border Act of 2023, which would, among other things, undermine essential partnerships with Catholic care and respite centers, deport unaccompanied children, and eliminate parole authority.
Maryknoll OGC joins in asking for Nicaraguan TPS
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns was among the 120 national and local faith-based organizations to cal on President Biden to redesignate TPS for Nicaragua.
Maryknoll OGC Joins Letter to Trade Representative Tai on Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 25 faith-based organizations in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai voicing hopes for a Indo-Pacific Economic Framework that prioritizes "the planet, human rights, and dignity over profit."
Catholic Groups Ask Pres. Biden to Reconsider Deterrence Immigration Policies
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined fourteen other Catholic organizations in calling on President Biden to reverse restrictive border policies.
Maryknoll OGC Requests Biden, Yellen Support Special Drawing Rights
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a letter with over fifty other organizations calling on President Biden and Treasury Secretary Yellen to support a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) to counteract clear recessionary pressures in the global economy.
Peru: Letter of Solidarity with Aymara, Uro and Quechua Brothers and Sisters
We are writing to express our solidarity with you and your struggle and to tell you that as Christians we recognize the great example you are setting for the whole country with your marches in defense of true democracy and human rights; you are exemplary citizens and we demand that you be respected as such.
Tanzania Open Letter to VP Kamala Harris
We request your assistance in advocating for a sustainable and equitable solution that meets the reasonable needs of the hundreds of thousands pastoralists of the region, whose livelihoods rely on access to grazing lands and water.
Maryknoll Statement on Death of Migrants in Fire in Mexico
The fact that these migrants – many of them reportedly from Venezuela – were forced to wait in Mexico while on their migration journey to the U.S. border is the United States’ shame.
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