World Watch Articles
News from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, a resource on issues of peace, social justice and integrity of creation, bringing Maryknoll’s mission experience into U.S. policy discussions.
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Protect the Amazon and its people

While visiting indigenous people in Peru, Pope Francis said the future of the Amazon and its peoples had “never been so threatened.” || Since the financial...

By Susan Gunn / May 1, 2018

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Migrants search for peace

The pope says that to find peace, migrants and refugees “risk their lives” on long and dangerous trips || No one knew what to expect when Cardinal Jorge...

By Susan Gunn / Mar 1, 2018


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New Vigor for Nuclear Ban

Swiss NGO behind Herculean effort that led to vote on a nuclear ban treaty || More than 70 years have passed since atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese...

By Susan Gunn / Jan 1, 2018

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Targeting protected status

Trump administration considers ending protected status for 350,000 people to decrease total number of immigrants. || Presidents since Dwight D. Eisenhower...

By Susan Gunn / Nov 1, 2017


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Zero Hunger Generation

The U.N.’s Zero Hunger Challenge seeks to vanish hunger from the planet || "Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”...

By Susan Gunn / Sep 1, 2017

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A world free of nukes

100-plus countries push for a world free of nuclear weapons || Should we still strive for a world free of nuclear weapons in light of our current concerns...

By Susan Gunn / Jul 1, 2017


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Torture: A Moral Issue

|| Maryknoll missioners often accompany impoverished and marginalized communities in countries where the rule of law does not exist. At times, people in these...

By Susan Gunn / May 1, 2017

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Nonviolence as a style of politics

  || Every day, we hear about war, terrorism and social violence, issues that affect us and our brothers and sisters around the world. The problems can seem...

By Susan Gunn / Mar 1, 2017