Dear Affiliate Community,
As members of the Maryknoll family we are blessed by the over 100 year legacy of Maryknollers bringing social justice and ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of peoples around the world.
We all need to recognize our individual and collective responsibility in protecting the Maryknoll name and insuring that it is not misused in any way. The attached statement titled, "Maryknoll Relationship" summarizes our responsibilities. While it has been in place for many years, this is probably a good time to refresh our memories. Please print this document and take it to your next Affiliate meeting for a short discussion.
Best wishes and peace,
Dave Schaffner, Board Chair, Maryknoll Affiliates
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Maryknoll Affiliates Our Maryknoll Relationship
Maryknoll Affiliates commit themselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll through an Affiliate relationship. All who respect Maryknoll’s Catholic identity are welcome to participate in this Affiliate relationship. Maryknoll Affiliates are respectful of the human dignity of every person.
At all times, Maryknoll Affiliates strive to conduct themselves with integrity and in a responsible manner that will reflect positively on the reputation of Maryknoll. This includes all dealings with Maryknollers, other Maryknoll Affiliates, and especially with all the people whom Maryknoll serves. Additionally, from time to time, Affiliates work with Maryknoll missioners in mission education and promotion in schools and churches and participate in short-term mission service. In those situations, Maryknoll Affiliates abide by all policies and procedures of the responsible Maryknoll entity.
Maryknoll Affiliates assume their own financial and legal responsibilities. As Maryknoll Affiliates, members are not agents, employees, representatives, or members of any of the three Maryknoll entities and are not under legal or financial obligation to Maryknoll (except for the Executive Coordinator or others who are employed by Maryknoll). Maryknoll does not compensate a Maryknoll Affiliate for gifts or talents shared with any of the Maryknoll entities or for injuries, sickness, or death incurred when acting within the Affiliate relationship or otherwise.
Maryknoll is not under legal or financial obligation to a Maryknoll Affiliate and is not legally responsible for any action or representation of a Maryknoll Affiliate unless such act or representation is specifically authorized by the responsible representative of Maryknoll leadership.
Maryknoll Affiliates strive to be respectful and loving to all and will not:
This behavior is affirmed primarily in the local Affiliate Chapter, where fellow Affiliates encourage one another to live in a spirit of mutual commitment, trust, and accountability. Should a Maryknoll Affiliate violate the above standards, which may have potential legal ramifications and/or may harm the name of Maryknoll, the Regional Coordinator and Executive Coordinator should be contacted immediately.
Inviting all Maryknoll Affiliates to
Moving our Broader Community to Nonviolence and Peace
Regional Maryknoll Affiliate Conference
Sept. 21-23, 2018
Rivera Sun, noted author, activist, and Active
Nonviolence trainer will lead us to address change.
Learn from nonviolent activist organizations.
Friday, 6 PM – Maryknoll Affiliate Social and casual dinner
Bring your ideas about Maryknoll Spirituality and Community.
Saturday, 9 AM – 4 PM – FREE Active Nonviolence Workshop Saturday workshop
Open to the public – bring a friend!
Saturday workshop followed by 5:30 PM Affiliate Mass, pizza, and Open Mic
Sunday, 12:30 PM – Maryknoll Affiliate gathering and lunch. Share your ideas
and plans for Global Vision and nonviolent Action.
To practice Active Nonviolence and Care for Creation, all provided meals
Special diet? Bring what you can enjoy and eat with us!
Housing and transportation are NOT provided.
All events and meals are FREE! Free-will offerings will be gratefully accepted.
Hosted by the Portland Maryknoll Affiliate Chapter
or 503 317-2185 to RSVP for each day
On Saturday 6/30 Paula and Dave Schaffner participated in the Families Belong Together March/Rally in San Luis Obispo, CA with 500 – 1000 others who came out to express their voice against the administration policy (one of too many) that is separating children from their families. The photo above was taken by Bob Short as people were gathering for a rally he attended in New London, CT. with 400-500 others from around that small city.