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Global Vision informs local Action

Written by Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss
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This issue illustrates that as Maryknoll Affiliates, global vision informs and influences our response to problems. We salute the Affiliates and Maryknollers in the Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Our global vision teaches us that wars and nuclear weapons not only threaten the warring countries, but as President Eisenhower stated in the 1950s,”Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger…” This NSFA offers a Pax Christi prayer to aid reflection on the UN Nuclear Weapon Treaty and on the US role with nuclear weapons stealing from the hungry and the poor.

Kevin Foy’s global vision, developed overseas and in the southern US, leads him to recognize and address racism at home. Marie Venner stresses the urgency of doing something about climate change since the contribution from highly industrialized areas such as the US disproportionately impacts low-lying or poor countries.

Informed by global vision, Affiliates in San Rafael, California, reach out  to refugees and immigrants knowing that US trade and immigration policies contribute to the migration. Tell us how your Affiliate global vision shapes your response to the problems in our midst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Articles in this issue: 

ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize – "Although the nuclear states try to discount this accomplishment, I see it as a part of a new expression of empowerment by the nonnuclear and less powerful states..."—Beth Begley

Our Cup is Full – What will be my own special contribution in this MAC 2017 assembly to strengthen the four Pillars...?

Renewable Energy—A Simple 1-2-3 – "Why am I passionate about this?  It’s about life and dignity for all."—Marie Venner

5 Things Christian Mission Teaches Me About Confronting Racism – "Being a missionary teaches you that the world can look very different depending on where you stand in it."—Kevin Foy

The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? – "Before taking on and setting straight the violent world, he counseled, we should begin and continue by shaping up ourselves."—Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego

Caring for Refugees and Immigrants – They planned this event ... to impart information and to inspire involvement and action.—Marie Wren

I Was an Alien and You Welcomed Me – "Nationwide, an estimated 800 churches have declared themselves Sanctuary Churches, although only few are housing threatened immigrants."—Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss 

A Report on Pace e Bene’s Campaign Nonviolence Event – "We need to say no to violence and respect our adversary as a loving person in God’s eyes."—Ken Butigan 

From the Board and Executive Coordinator:Nov/Dec 2017 Not So Far Afield

The Making of a Virtual Chapter 

News from the Board: Meet Gerry Mullaney 

And don't miss our Features:

Prayer for International Acceptance of the Nuclear Ban – Your chapter might use it at a chapter meeting or arrange an interfaith prayer service in your area.

Spread the Word

Remembering Affiliates

 To view this issue in its print form, download the November/December 2017 Not So Far Afield  PDF.

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