Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 51 other organizations in writing to the Senate Subcommittee on State Foreign Operations to request robust funding for the Fiscal Year 2024. A similar letter went to the House counterpart.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 24 other civil society organizations in asking the Foreign Affairs/Relations Congressional committees to release food assistance funds to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestinians and Israelis alike will suffer if the UN Relief and Works Agency lacks the funds. Food brought by UNRWA accounts for 60% of food staples imports in Gaza.
Maryknoll's Office for Global Concerns joined Catholic organizations in opposing the Border Security and Enforcement Act of 2023, which would, among other things, restart the Remain in Mexico program, require family detention, and subject unaccompanied children to expedited removal.
PEPFAR has helped to turn the tide in the global fight against AIDS, demonstrating U.S. leadership in saving lives and safeguarding human dignity of the most vulnerable people.
Cluster munitions are among the most harmful weapons to civilians, as they are designed to disperse indiscriminately across a wide area and often fail to explode on initial use, littering communities with unstable unexploded ordnance and causing devastating harm to civilians, and especially children, years after a conflict ends.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and 163 other organizations delivered a letter to President Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas a letter requesting the redesignation, extension of TPS for Afghanistan.
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 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."
Maryknoll Missioners respond to the end of Title 42 and the asylum restrictions that take its place.
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 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 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."