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Human Rights and Care of Creation

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Peru

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Robert E. Hoffmann, M.M

Fr. Hoffman and his mission project continued its work of going to the rural communities at the request of their leaders to help their members understand how they can take responsibility and force the government of Peru to enforce the laws that are already on the books.

The laws require any mining company that wants to install a new mine to visit the community. They must explain their plans in order to get permission from the community to proceed.  This step has been missing in many communities where there are working mines.  The government gave permission, the mine was installed and the people had no say in the process.

The people suffered because the mining company did not respect the environment which included land and water in the cultivated fields that the campesinos of the community farm, along with the water that they use to drink.  The produce of the fields and the health of the animals are how the campesinos earn their living.

With your help, Fr. Bob will continue his efforts to stop this terrible abuse.  

 

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

OUR FOUNDERS

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop