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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…

Read more Peace, justice and equality in Palestine and Israel

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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."
 
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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…

Read more Israel’s status quo

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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…

Read more Welcoming immigrants and refugees as neighbors

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The U.S. government has been an integral leader in the fight against extreme poverty globally, investing in life-saving humanitarian and development needs. The needs remain enormous. About 65.3 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide by violent conflicts and natural disasters like drought and famine. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, more than half of…

Read more The greatest act is love

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At this time of year the hearts and minds of many Christians turn toward the “little town” of Bethlehem. Bethlehem still exists today as a Palestinian city in the West Bank, under Israeli military occupation. But recently the little “town” of Amona has been getting more attention. Amona is an “outpost,” housing about 40 families…

Read more O little town of Amona