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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A new lease on life high up in the Andes

By Joe Loney Here in Bolivia we enjoy lots of sunshine, but the sun simply does not truly shine equally for everyone. Doña Evarista is a mother of six children and needs some sunshine. She and her husband were subsistence farmers when we met them last year at their home in Sachacaymane, Tacopaya. Their main crop has been potatoes. Last...
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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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The torturous Tombura road

Traveling South Sudanese style is nothing for the faint-hearted  By Gabe Hurrish I am beginning my 27th year living outside the United States and my 11th year living in Africa. In all those years I have seen some rather isolated places and traveled some pretty rough roads but I have never experienced the torture of the Tombura road. I cannot...
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Back teaching math—with a few desks missing

Lay missioner Loyce Veryser recounts her return to teaching in Tanzania By Loyce Veryser I’d like to share a bit about my experience traveling from Tanzania to Maryknoll in New York and what’s it’s been like to return to the job I’ve been doing in my home country for 15 some years, but now in a new role as a...
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