On a Mission to Restore Justice

Joanne Blaney applies restorative justice to break cycles of urban and domestic violence   By Julie Bourbon Joanne Blaney realized a long time ago that justice sometimes has nothing to do with the judicial system. But this has not turned out to be a handicap in her work. In fact, as a Maryknoll lay missioner who works with victims and...
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A play for peace

As the U.S. announces a plan to stop aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, Maryknoll missioners like Larry Parr work to address the root causes of emigration By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds Halfway up the back slope of San Salvador Volcano, César Hernández wakes up at 4 a.m. and leaves his family’s home on a coffee plantation at 5. He makes the...
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Letter from El Paso

Heidi Cerneka reports on the latest from the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas By Heidi Cerneka El Paso is truly a unique place that has been in the news a lot lately. Despite all of our government’s talk of invading hordes of criminals, it remains one of the safest cities in the U.S. People still greet you on the street. The...
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‘Signing your name in the book of poverty’

Gabe Hurrish reflects on the immense challenges facing teachers—and students—in South Sudan By Gabe Hurrish According to report issued by the United Nations in February 2019, South Sudan has the highest proportion of out-of-school children in the world. There are more than 2.2 million school-aged children in South Sudan who are not attending classes. Either no schools exist or the...
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Maryknoll lay missioners in El Salvador

Maryknoll lay missioners in El Salvador accompany internally displaced refugees, homeless persons and people in economically poor squatters’ communities. They work in education, youth services, parish outreach, economic empowerment, nutrition, agriculture and environmental concerns. In this video, they talk about their lives and ministries in a country that continues to experience an epidemic of gang-related violence, while also celebrating life...
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Grandma’s faith

Learning life lessons from Cambodia’s elders By Hang Tran There are a few fishing communities along the Basaac River. Depending on traffic, it takes about an hour by car from Phnom Penh to the vicinity, then another 10 to 15 minutes by boat to cross the river to reach the other shore. In one of these communities, about five years...
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A true gift

Maria Montello publishes children’s book in Cambodia In an effort to raise consciousness in Cambodia about the gifts of children with disabilities, Maria Montello has translated and published a story she wrote some time ago called The Gift. It is beautifully illustrated with watercolors by Cambodian Huyno El and was published in both Khmer and English by Jesuit Service Cambodia....
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