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
Jesus modeled for us the way: to lose ourselves in love and live for the whole of the beloved community — “to mercy our world.”
Missioners understand the crucial role women play in transforming communities. They share stories of four women leaders who have inspired them.
For decades Maryknoll lay missioners have accompanied communities in South Sudan, as they have struggled to heal their divided nation.