Loreta Castro, director of the Center for Peace Education at Miriam College, in Quezon City, Philippines, writes about the current political challenges in the Philippines.
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 following is a list of notable international developments toward nuclear disarmament in the past year.
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
- 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