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 week’s Middle East Notes contains articles concerning various views of the success or failure of the Oslo Accords, the role of the UN and of U.S. Jews in the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the possibility of the two-state solution being only an illusion, and other issues.
As President Obama brings his case for a military strike on Syria to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. public for their approval, people of faith speak out with a strong voice to oppose the use of violence.
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.
As NewsNotes goes to press in early September, the news cycle is dominated by discussion about a possible military strike against Syria.
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.
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.”