Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach

President Trump’s announcement earlier this week that the U.S. officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, without any corresponding acknowledgment of the city’s significance for Palestinians, is dismaying and will set back the already-struggling efforts for peace in the region. Palestinian Christian leaders in Jerusalem caution that “such steps will yield increased hatred, conflict,…

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Last night the U.S. launched airstrikes against a Syrian military installation, an act of war against the Syrian government, without debate or approval by the U.S. Congress or U.N. Security Council. President Trump said the airstrikes were in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack in Idlib earlier this week. The U.S. had already been increasing…

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Today, MCC U.S. joined 14 other Christian organizations in sending a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the Trump administration. The paper urges Congress and the administration “to take actions which will enhance the prospects for peace, justice, and equality in Israel and Palestine, and refrain from actions that would harm those…

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Yesterday Mennonite Central Committee U.S. issued a call to welcome immigrants and refugees, decrying the executive actions taken by the president this week. Read the statement and consider taking action: Call the White House and your members of Congress. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Sample text is available here. Join us in…

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There has been a lot of focus in the media on the agreement reached July 14 between Iran, the United States and five other nations. This one-page handout addresses some of the frequently asked questions about the agreement, including why Mennonite Central Committee supports it. Frequently asked questions | Christian leaders express support for Iran…

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Ron Byler, MCC U.S. executive director, and more than 50 other Christian leaders sent a letter to Congress yesterday urging them to support the negotiated agreement with Iran. The letter states: We live by God’s call to “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14). After decades of hostility, the international community has crafted a nuclear…

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