Tag Archives: education

Friendships that form us

Being a Maryknoll lay missioner has opened the door for transformative friendships  By Kathleen Maynard When people ask me “What is Maryknoll all about?”, I often describe friendship and formation as the two pillars of being a Maryknoll lay missioner. I find that forming friendships with people who are different from me has broadened my perspective in profound ways. Maryknoll...
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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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‘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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Unto Us A Child Is Given

By Maryknoll Lay Missioner Joanne Miya It was the day before we would close for the Christmas Holiday. Deo, a husband and father, who is HIV positive and the leader of his village’s support group, came to our office with a child to be registered. With him was Janet. It was hard to believe that she was already ten years...
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Story of Rick Dixon’s Ministry Published in America Magazine

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Rick Dixon works primarily with youth in a region of El Salvador called Cojutepeque. Some of Rick’s ministry goals are to help build and strengthen spiritual communities, help youth to stay in school and develop the youths’ leadership abilities so they might participate in a more profound spiritual life and service to their community. In this recently-published story...
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Seizures: Curse or Disease?

By Maryknoll Lay Missioner Judy Walter Hamida is a 10 year old girl living in the slum of Bangladesh on the outskirts of Mombasa, Kenya.  Because of a seizure disorder, her mother never sent her to school, wanting to protect her from the shame and embarrassment of having a seizure in front of classmates. In Kenya and many other countries...
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One-on-One Attention for Youth Makes a Difference

Written by Curt Klueg My wife (Anita) and I co-coordinate the HOPE project which helps meet the educational needs of youth affected by AIDS. Most of our students have lost one or both of their parents to the disease. One of our activities is facilitating a twice-monthly session at the program’s learning center. There, we assist with basic tutoring, book...
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Women Prison Education Ministry

Written by Kathy Bond I love this image of St. Ann and Mary that powerfully promotes women’s education. I also feel a connection to Saint Ann, as one of the female prisons that I have worked in over the last four years is named after her. In my ministries with women’s health education, I have seen many doors open over...
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