Maryknoll Affiliates

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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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The Social Protection Floor

Globe with people around itAbout 75 percent of people in the world do not have adequate social security. This Social Protection Floor is a necessary tool for eradicating poverty.

Everyone should be able to access at least basic health services, primary education, housing, water, sanitation and other essential services. The two necessary elements for the Social Protection Floor are social transfers to guarantee income security, food security and adequate nutrition, and universal access to essential services.


The Social Protection Floor (SPF) must be tailored to the needs of each country and builds on that country's existing social protection mechanisms. It aims to make it possible for everyone to enjoy the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (par 22) "Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security".


A Social Protection Floor can be afforded by every country if integrated incrementally. A number of low- and middle-income countries have taken successful measures to build their national Social Protection Floor.

We call on all governments to implement a national social protection floor. We call on the United Nations to assist in the development and implementation of such policies.

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