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 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.”
Read about the on praise and criticism of Elie Wiesel, the possibility of imprisoned Marwan Barghouti becoming the next leader of the Palestinians, and much more.
Read about the goals of the BDS movement, the detention and indiscriminate killing of Palestinians, support for murdered Jo Cox, an British Labor Party politician and advocate for Palestinians, and an Icon of Mary as a symbol of Christian Resistance painted along the Separation wall.
Read about the the connection between hate crimes as in Orlando, Florida, electioneering exclusionary programs in the U.S, and the drift in Israel away from representative democracy towards fascism.
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.”