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
On December 23 the UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements with a vote of fourteen in favor and one abstention – the United States.
The six featured articles and the related links in this issue focus on analysis of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2334 and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent speech warning Israel of the implications of a “one state” solution.
Read about Pax Christi International’s “Call for a new Israeli-Palestinian peace process”, speeches made at the UN Palestinian Solidarity Day, and much more.
The United Nations Security Council recently held a special meeting to discuss Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Pax Christi International issued a statement on the occasion Action Day for Peace in Syria on October 24.
Reports on the life and legacy of Shimon Peres and what was said by leaders of the U.S., Israel, and the Palestinian People at the recent meeting of the UN General Assembly.
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.
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.”