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	The Ofer Penitentiary (middle ground) and checkpoint on Highway 443 (in the distance) outside of Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine. "This [Israeli occupation] is one of the most sophisticated racist systems you can think of," says Jamal Jum'a, coordinator for Stop the Wall, an MCC partner in Ramallah. "It is so important that people hear what is going on. they may not like it, but they need to hear. It is so obvious."
 
	(MCC Photo/Lowell Brown)

Israel’s status quo

After months of speculation about a United Nations Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements, everyone assumed it was no longer in the works when the Security Council seemed to wrap up its work before Christmas. But suddenly, there was a flurry of activity and on Dec. 23, New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal, Venezuela and Egypt sponsored…

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Crossing into Sesabe, Mexico and having a prayer service at a church there.

Build bridges, not walls

Feb. 17-24: Attend vigils and visit your members of Congress in their district offices Actions: Join Faith in Public Life’s National Days of Prayerful Action Feb. 17-20: Sign up to join or organize a public vigil Visit your members of Congress in their local offices over the President’s Day recess, Feb. 21-24 (see resources below) Members…

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Stand with Standing Rock

Stand with Standing Rock and other Native nations on March 10 As they call for respect for their right to protect land and water resources Three actions you can take: Attend the Native Nations March on Washington on March 10 or plan/attend a vigil or other action in your local area Hold a small group class…

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