The shifts in U.S. policy and approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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.
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.
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.
Articles, alerts, events
This alert was prepared by the Justice and Peace Office of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM).
This August, tell your member in person that peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians need to be founded on justice.
On June 27, the Israeli civil administration in the West Bank issued 34 demolition orders against Palestinian homes and buildings in the village of Susiya.
Pax Christi International invites signatures on this petition urging Presidents Obama and Putin to hold peace talks on Syria.
Doug May, MM, who has spent almost 20 of the last 31 years in Egypt, is currently the only U.S.-born Catholic priest there. This reflection is his personal opinion on recent events.
Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, wrote the following article based on a recent visit when she and others visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
This week’s Middle East Notes contains articles highlighting settlement activity, the relationship between Christian churches and the government in Israel, comments on Stephen Hawking’s decision not to attend the Israeli Presidential Conference, challenges to the two-state solution, accusations of Israeli apartheid, persistent memories of the Nakba, and other items of interest.
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.”