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.
Maryknoll and its international affiliates have been engaged in the struggle for peace and justice in the Middle East for many years. We support the work of Muslims, Christians, and Jews around the region who challenge of racism, political and economic inequality, military occupation, and who promote inter-religious dialogue. In Washington D.C., the Office for Global Concerns analyzes issues affecting the Middle East in its cultural and historical contexts so that U.S. citizens and law makers can make informed decisions about foreign policy and better understand this important and diverse region of the world.
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Read about Pax Christi International’s “Call for a new Israeli-Palestinian peace process”, speeches made at the UN Palestinian Solidarity Day, and much more.
The United Nations Security Council recently held a special meeting to discuss Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Pax Christi International issued a statement on the occasion Action Day for Peace in Syria on October 24.
Reports on the life and legacy of Shimon Peres and what was said by leaders of the U.S., Israel, and the Palestinian People at the recent meeting of the UN General Assembly.
Read about Netanyahu’s attempt to legalize settlements; accusations of “ethnic cleansing”; calls for an Israeli referendum on the future of the occupation; growing divisions among Israelis on the continuation of the occupation, U.S. financial aid to Israel, and much more.
Join Christians and others around the world in praying, educating, and advocating for a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis through the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel.
The following article examines the response by the United Nations to the increasing number and growing intensity of armed conflicts that have rendered parts of the world unsafe for children.
The following article examines the root causes of the devastating water crisis affecting Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
In August 2016, twelve religious and faith-based organizations signed the following statement entitled “Employing Economic Measures as Nonviolent Tools for Justice in the Israeli-Palestinian Context.”
Maryknoll Sister Jean Fallon lived and worked on mission in Japan. “Living and working in a non-Christian milieu is very different from what Missioners might expect, say, in Latin America,” Sister Jean said. “The New Testament, however, brings insights to us all that are ever-new, ever deepening our faith and ever giving life to everyone.”