middle east

Today 15 U.S. churches and Christian agencies, including MCC U.S., released a statement in response to the events in Gaza. The statement says, in part: More than 1.3 million of Gaza’s nearly 2 million people are refugees. The Gaza demonstrations are an assertion of Palestinian rights: the rights of refugees, the right to demonstrate peacefully…

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MCC U.S. joined other Christian denominations and organizations in a letter to members of Congress today, expressing serious concern regarding increasing U.S. arms sales and military aid to the Middle East. In Fiscal Year 2017 the amount of U.S. arms sales approved worldwide was a record-high $75.9 billion, doubling that of the previous year. Of…

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Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach updates on the Syrian crisis in the latest Mennonite World Review. “On a recent visit to Lebanon, many Syrians expressed their strong desire for peace and a longing to return home. Citing a history of living together as various ethnic and religious groups, they said Syrians could work things out with one…

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Israel’s attacks on Gaza have entered their 18th day, as the humanitarian crisis there continues to escalate.  MCC has responded by sending relief aid and calling for church members to contact their elected officials. How can you get involved? Contact your government representatives. Donate to MCC’s relief efforts. Read the letter sent to President Bush…

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