Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Middle East

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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Articles, alerts, events

Middle East Notes, November 14, 2013

This week’s Middle East Notes presents articles on the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, continued settlement construction, the region’s invisible Christians, control of the Jordan Valley, the “de-development” strategy of the Israeli government towards the Palestinians, Secretary Kerry’s public criticism of Israel’s settlement activities, and other issues.

Middle East Notes .......... October 3, 2013

This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles on the continuing peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, comments on Ian Lustick’s New York Times article, the impossibility of a “Jewish State,” implications of the reality that it seems that Jews are now a minority in Israel and the Occupied Territories combined, failure of the Oslo Accords, Israel’s relationship to Syria’s civil war, and more.

Middle East Notes September 5, 2013

This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning the continuing Israeli/Palestinian peace negotiations, the hope and possibility of a two or more nation federation, the isolation and unawareness of U.S. Jews to the suffering of the Palestinians, opposition to U.S. military intervention in Syria, Pope Francis’ plea for peace among nations through encounter and dialog, and other issues.


Scripture reflections

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

August 27, 2017

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.”

Easter Sunday

March 31, 2013

Fr. Jack Sullivan spent much of his mission life in Hong Kong; he has spent the last few years volunteering for the Global Concerns office on Israel-Palestine issues.