“The panel of experts has chosen to honor Sembrandopaz for its commitment and dedication to an inclusive, holistic and just peace, bringing the voices of youth to the forefront.”


by Jessy Hampton, Advocacy and Learning Tour Assistant, MCC Palestine and Israel While the second 72-hour ceasefire began in Gaza, several of my colleagues and I toured sections of the separation wall in the Ramallah area of the West Bank, led by Jamal Juma, executive director of Stop the Wall, an MCC partner organization. Despite living…

Read more Even in times of “peace,” the occupation continues


Charissa Zehr shares her thoughts on supporting the peace processes in Colombia: We stand with partner organizations and churches in Colombia who want to see an end to the violence in their communities and an end to damaging policies in the “war on drugs” that address only symptoms, not root causes. We support our Colombian…

Read more Above and beyond peace accords

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Legislative movement in Congress has been a lot like a one-horse town: if you blink, you’ll miss it. While there haven’t been too many bills making their way into law, there was a recent bill on Haiti’s reconstruction progress that is drawing a lot of attention. With bipartisan support, U.S. Congress passed a bill that…

Read more Good news: Congress passes landmark bill for aid transparency in Haiti!


What’s bringing so many children and families to decide a dangerous trip, not accompanied by parents and smuggled into the U.S. with an uncertain future, is better than their alternatives? Our domestic policy intern, Lauren Davis, provides a helpful insight to the humanitarian crisis in Central America: The root causes of the current exodus of…

Read more Keep on loving each other