iraq syria

When I visited the Middle East last year, I was surprised to hear many people say that the United States created the Islamic State group and continues to support it. At first glance, the statement seems ridiculous. Out of all the lively debates about Middle East policy here in Washington, D.C., public officials agree on…

Read more ISIS the stuff of fears

It is always important to engage with your elected officials, but it is particularly important in an election year like this one. U.S. government policies greatly impact people’s lives in this country and around the world. Those who are poor or marginalized are often affected the most. As Christians, we must educate ourselves about candidates’…

Read more A resource for the 2016 election

By Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach Middle East watchers are closely following the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program involving the U.S. and five other nations. The goal is to reach a framework agreement by the end of March, with a final agreement by the end of June. Facing pressure to oppose the talks, many in Congress are…

Read more From another’s point of view

MCC U.S. sent a letter to President Obama addressing the situation in Iraq and Syria, expressing “our deep concern over continued airstrikes against so-called Islamic State (IS militants).” The letter notes MCC’s work in the region and urges the U.S. government to address political and social grievances in Iraq and Syria, engage in regional diplomacy,…

Read more MCC U.S. calls for “sustained and energetic diplomacy” on Iraq and Syria