Bring the world home
In the Maryknoll Global Solidarity Webinar series we will explore how we might stand with people in different parts of the world through wars, displacement, the pandemic etc. Are we being drawn closer together in bonds of global solidarity or are we moving further apart?
Webinar Recordings Linked Below:
Join us to welcome Maryknoll Fr. Joe Thaler as he shares with us insights from his ministry with the people of Nepal recalling their culture and faith life following many years of on-going service. He will share several important transformative relationships that he developed there, as well as what he is planning for his next ministry accompanying and serving an American Indian community in the U.S.
Maryknoll offers Immersion Trips throughout our mission world. Our trips provide the opportunity to develop relationships, to enter into the lives of our brothers and sisters in these areas for a short but meaningful amount of time. Our panelists have participated in many immersions to missions as varied as the Kibera area of Nairobi; the southern border between El Paso & Juarez; the shrines of the martyrs in Central America the historical and present realities of El Salvador and Guatemala; exploring the effects of the extraction industries in Appalachia; learning the realities of Native American life in South Dakota; experiencing the challenges of life in Jamaica; ministry in Guatemala, and many other immersions.
Young people are tired of being told that they are the future and instead they want to be recognized and given an opportunity to share their gifts and talents in the church now. They want their voices to be heard and to take part in the decision-making process.
Listen to Maryknoll Father John Barth from the Thailand-Myanmar border where he ministers to refugees from Pakistan, Nepal, and Afghanistan. Bangkok is a crossroads for refugees from all around South and East Asia who wait years for a sponsor so the UN will not close their case. Click the link to above to watch the recording of this webinar.
In collaboration with the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Peg Vámosy led our webinar from her mission in El Salvador to share her stories of ministry in the context of this Season of Creation. Care for God’s creation is a focus of Peg’s ministry as she listens to the voices of creation from the smallest child to the majesty of the abundant jungle. Listen to the voices of those with whom Peg lives, struggles, and celebrates by clicking the title to view the recording.
Our webinar on April 6 features Fr. Joyalito Tajonero, M.M. and his work with migrants in Taiwan. These migrants come from the Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam. In addition, Fr. Joy welcomes volunteers form Maryknoll's Short Term Overseas Volunteer Program which is open to resuming depending on the pandemic. Share it with a friend!
This interactive webinar will feature Brother Loren Beaudry, M.M. and a project started by him and two Tanzanian teachers called Msaada Foundation. Msaada is a Swahili word meaning "Support". Its goal is to teach schools about learning disabilities such as Dislexia, ADHD, ADD and Autism. Learn more about this amazing project by clicking the title above to watch the recording. Share it with a friend!
"Deaf in Cambodia, it's not easy" Fr. Charlie Dittmeier will share with us his ministry with the Deaf community in Cambodia. Charlie is a diocesan priest from Louisville, KY and a Maryknoll associate priest (since 1987) who is working in Cambodia as director of the Deaf Development Programme and pastor of the English parish in Phnom Penh.
We are proud to welcome Maryknoll Sister Marvelous (Marvie) Lomerio Misolas, M.M. who will share how an awareness of "white privilege" can help us shift our way of doing mission. She will also share many other learnings and transformations from doing mission work. Recording will be posted January 25
Join Fr. Brian Barrons, M.M., a Maryknoll missioner serving in Northeast China and Director of the Maryknoll China Teachers Program for an update on ministry in Northeast China and overview of the Maryknoll China Teachers Program including the joys and challenges there.
Join Fr. Paul Masson, M.M. to explore mission today amongst the people of Bolivia: prison and parish ministry; intercultural formation of Maryknoll seminarians; Justice, Peace and Integration of Creation ministry in Bolivia; an overview of the current situation in Bolivia and beyond into Latin America.
Advent is a season of hope but for so many, it’s also a season of memories and a reminder of unfulfilled dreams. In this webinar Maryknoll Mission Educator, Brenda Noriega, will share her own migration story while inviting us to look at how we can accompany the migrants and refugees in our midst during this Advent Season. The Scriptures are clear and consistent in our calling to welcome the stranger and care for those on the margins. Immigrants and refugees continue being on the margins. The topic of migration is many times used for political gain. The media tells us who our immigrant brothers and sisters are and what they have to offer when they arrive.
The rate that our climate is changing is alarming and destructive, with the greatest impacts on communities who are poorest around the world. Dr. Alphonce Omolo and Fr. Joe Healey, M.M. share what’s happening in Kenya as hundreds of families living along the shores of Lake Victoria are displaced by recent floods. We discuss how our faith helps us understand our call to act for climate justice and draw inspiration from the youth of the world that are demanding action and working to enact God’s love.
In this Global Solidarity Webinar we travel to the border of El Paso, TX and Juarez, MX with Maryknoll Lay Missioner and immigration attorney, Heidi Cerneka. Heidi discusses the reality of asylum-seekers at the U.S. – Mexico border in El Paso. She gives an overview of the situation at the border, and the current situation of people who are knocking on our door at the southern border to ask for protection and ask for asylum, through telling the stories of the individuals she has represented.
Check out this Global Solidarity Webinar as we travel to Egypt with our presenter, Fr. Doug May, M.M. as he shares his experiences of being in mission in Egypt for 20 years. Fr Doug speaks about the church in Egypt, in the Middle East and the Coptic Catholic presence there.
Join us as we travel to Guatemala for another Global Solidarity Webinar guided by Br Marty Shea, MM. Br Marty has been in mission in solidarity and accompaniment with the marginalized, vulnerable peoples of Central America. Br Marty will enlighten us with stories of those whom he has joined with on their often dangerous, painful and necessary pilgrimage to seek a safe life for themselves and their families.
Join us as we travel to Jamaica for another Global Solidarity Webinar. Our presenters, Deacon Baldwin Powell - a Deacon of the Diocese of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Dr. Tracy McFarlane, social and health psychologist, will lead us in learning about how the COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting the people, the church and the economy of our neighboring nation in the Caribbean.
In this Global Solidarity Webinar, we travel to Cambodia to meet with Fr. Kevin Conroy, a Maryknoll Associate priest, who will give us a look inside the challenges and joys of providing compassionate and professional care to some of Cambodia's most vulnerable citizens. Maryknoll Mental Health Program reaches out to mentally ill in remote villages who are the poorest of the poor in Cambodia. They are the first responders even in times with no pandemic; but now with COVID-19, they face new challenges.
This Global Solidarity Webinar features stories on the mission journey into healing trauma from Maryknoll Missioners, Fr. Dennis Moorman and Sister Euphrasia (Efu) Nyaki who currently serve in João Pessoa, Brazil. This is a great opportunity not only to listen to their witness and how to proclaim and avail yourself of God's healing love but also to acquire tools and learn from each other.
In this video, we hear how our brothers and sisters in East Africa are experiencing the impacts of the coronavirus. Join Maryknoll missioners Mike Bassano, John Barth and Joe Healey and members of local Small Christian Communities in Kenya and the Malakal UN Protection of Civilians Refugee Camp in South Sudan and Uganda as they share their realities and enrich our reflection on where we are finding God in these difficult times. Join us digitally as we come together in global solidarity as missionary disciples with hope!
Missionary disciples are called to leave the “comfort of the shore” to engage the world. In doing that we are often confronted with a disturbing reality that can disorient and overwhelm us.
Thankfully, our tradition provides us with a framework to read the signs of the times through the lens of the Gospel in a way that help us discern how the Spirit invites us to continue the mission of love. In this interactive webinar, we will look at how the See-Judge-Act (Pastoral Circle) method utilized in Catholic Social Teaching and Evangelii Gaudium guides the missionary discipleship dynamic. Focusing on the Social Analysis component, we will look at practical applications and examples to better equip us to go forth boldly in mission, particularly as we emerge from the pandemic.