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The Maryknoll Affiliates are connected to a wider movement that is popularly called “Maryknoll.” Maryknoll is comprised of three distinct entities: the Maryknoll  Fathers and Brothers (officially known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America), the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners... 

Mission Statement

Maryknoll Affiliates, while continuing to pursue their own life's journey, commit themselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters that gather for prayer, reflection and action. Maryknoll Affiliates challenge one another to witness to mission as a way of life by going beyond borders, locally and globally, walking with the poor and excluded, and striving for peace and justice for all of God's creation.

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Maryknoll Affiliates, as inividuals and in their "Mission Communities" try to live out the Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates: Spirituality, Global Vision, Community and Action.

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Why are upcoming free trade agreement important for all of us

The conveener of the group had been in Mexico in 2010 on an immersion experience and learned that NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, that was passed between U.S., Mexico and Canada in 1994 has a devastating effect on Mexico. Over a million Mexican farmers have lost their livelihood because US agricultural companies began to receive subsidies from the US governmen after NAFTA was passed. The US ships corn to Mexico and sells it a lower price. The Mexican farmer cannot beat the price and cannot make profit for their own corn. Many do not have a choice other than to immigrate to the US illegally to survive.

Unfortunately three more FreeTrade Agreement are pending in the US Congress ( Korea, Columbia and Panama). They are almost identical to NAFTA.

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