Justice and Peace
All of our missioners strive to create a more just and compassionate world through focusing on the needs of people experiencing poverty or marginalization. Some missioners, however, have a special focus on peace or justice through ministries that train leaders in conflict resolution; assist groups working for human rights; promote interreligious dialogue; advocate for and work with groups experiencing marginalization as they strive for equity and inclusion; and support local efforts to dismantle racism, classism, and sexism.
Empowerment and Inclusion
Maryknoll lay missioners work with vulnerable groups such as deaf people, children with disabilities, populations with HIV/AIDS, and immigrants to advocate for their just treatment, help reduce stigma, and promote greater access to resources and inclusion in society.
Maryknoll lay missioners work to promote dialogue, mutual understanding, and conflict transformation, especially among groups that are in conflict or in places where there is a high level of violence.
Our Missioners in Justice and Peace
‘I don’t want to forget 2020. We needed this horrible, awful year to finally see clearly again.’
Merwyn and Kirstin De Mello recently returned from six years of peace-building in Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Modeling inclusive communication and sharing the struggle and hope for a better tomorrow