Middle East

At Ali Quapu Palace in Isfahan Iran. MCC photo/Daryl Byler More congressional votes could be coming on Iran Last Thursday the House passed a war powers resolution to limit the ability of the president to carry out military action against Iran. See how your member voted. The risk of immediate war between the U.S. and Iran…

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Taha Mqat, his wife and seven children have watched their home be destroyed or damaged by Israeli bombs three times. The family lives in Gaza, a strip of land that is 139 square miles — about the size of Detroit. Gaza is home to 1.8 million people, who have endured three military conflicts between Israel…

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Today 26 national-level Christian leaders released a letter in support of H.R. 2407, the “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.”  J Ron Byler, executive director of Mennonite Central Committee U.S., is one of the signers. The letter says: As faith leaders who deeply care about the well-being of children…

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Advocacy network members meet in Washington In mid-October, members of our office’s Volunteer Advocacy Coordinators Network met in Washington. Participants met with 13 congressional offices, with many of them focusing on the need to reduce funding for immigrant detention, deportations and border walls. Members also shared updates on the advocacy work they are doing in their…

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In a letter sent today to Congress, MCC U.S., Mennonite Church USA and 10 other U.S. Christian denominations and agencies affirmed “our strong support for the right to make decisions about the stewardship of our financial resources.” The letter continues: We are heartened by the introduction of H.Res. 496 (“Affirming that all Americans have the…

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September 3, 2019 An urgency and a responsibility to address climate change Mennonite Central Committee’s partners around the world detail in no uncertain terms how climate change is impacting their communities. In Latin America and the Caribbean, unpredictable seasonal rainfall and recurring drought are causing food shortages and contributing to increased migration. In sub-Saharan Africa,…

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