The shifts in U.S. policy and approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The work of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns on peace is focused on identifying and eliminating the root causes of violence and conflict with a focus on specific regions, expressions of violence and areas of conflict affecting Maryknollers, and U.S. aggression and national security policy (e.g. war on terrorism and war in Iraq and Afghanistan).The nexus of violence and poverty is clear. Unless we dedicate ourselves to building true human security for all, nations – especially poor ones – will continue to fall victim to an unending cycle of economic, political and social violence.
The international Catholic community decries President Trump’s decision to end U.S. participation in Iran deal.
On May 14, 2018, fourteen faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy sent the following letter to Congress.
Members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy issued a statement on the latest violence at the Gaza border fence on April 12, 2018.
Pax Christi International released a statement on the terror bombings in Brussels. Special thanks to Marie Adele Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International and former director of Maryknoll Global Concerns.
On December 8, 2015, eleven faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy met with the U.S. Department of State.
March 2012 -- As the world prepares to mark the first anniversary of the tragic tsunami and nuclear accident in Japan, Maryknoll missioners convey their continued sympathy for all those directly impacted by the disaster, and present a new statement that expresses their deep reservations about the continued reliance on the use of nuclear power and the development of nuclear weapons.
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This 10-page guide offers reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on the Gospel readings and testimonies of Catholic peacemakers on Jesus' teachings about nonviolence.
In a recent letter to Congress, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) and 14 other Christian groups urged the U.S. to investigate possible human rights and weapon violations by the government of Israel.
Developments in U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine since the beginning of the Trump Administration have had a negative impact on Palestinians and the prospects for peace for Israel and Palestine.
The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) offers its analysis of the recent elections held in Zimbabwe.
Israeli authorities postponed the demolition of the Bedouin village Khan-al-Ahmar as Palestinians striked along the West Bank.
Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and our co-sponsoring organization for Take Courage Advocacy Summit, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, December 9th (2 to 9 p.m.) and Monday, December 10th (9:30 to 5:00 p.m.).
The event will include speakers, time for fellowship, and an opportunity to have advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill.
For more inforamation and to register, visit the CMEP website.
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) will host an advocacy summit,"Reclaiming Our Voices: Reframing the Narrative for Shared Justice in Israel and Palestine" for our 1835 network (individuals within the 18-35 age group) in Washington D.C. on January 12-14, 2018.
For more information and to register go to the CMEP website.
Ask you members of Congress to call for full restoration of humanitarian assistance for Palestinians
Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant churches, which includes the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, issued the following statement about Israel’s controversial new “Jewish nation-state” law.
Fr. John Sivalon, who worked as a missioner in East Africa, writes the reflection for Ash Wednesday.
Fr. Joe Towle writes this week's reflection, and shares some memories from his time as a missioner in Latin America.
This week's reflection is from Sr. Madeline Dorsey, who spent many years of her mission life in war-torn El Salvador.
Fr. Jack Northrup reflects on his ministry in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: "The God of our Lord Jesus Christ is constantly drawing all of us to life, no matter what bleak prisons we may have made for ourselves. Because of God’s choice to constantly offer the free gift of grace to the most needy, we can wake from our sleep, from the illusions of happiness that this world offers. At this very moment we can choose life in its fullness."
Susan Weissert, who worked as a lay missioner for many years in South America and at the Maryknoll center in New York, asks: Can we look back on our actions/words/decisions today and see that they were shaped by love of God and love of neighbor?
The scripture reflection for July 22 is written by Sr. Rebecca Macugay, who writes of her native Philippines and her mission home in Namibia: "How do we shepherd each other in the paths of justice, in our communities and in our home, planet earth?"
This week's reflection is written by Sr. Euphrasia Nyaki, who lives and works in João Pessoa, Brazil.
- Churches for Middle East Peace
- CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development agencies working together for global justice
- Gapminder.org: For a fact-based world view
- JustFaith Ministries
- Maryknoll Fr. Gerard Hammond speaks on Korea reconciliation
- Pax Christi International
- Pax Christi USA
- Two million friends for peace in Afghanistan