ISRAEL-PALESTINE: Call on Congress to support the Administration’s efforts, to take action to end the violence

from the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy NOTE: Pax Christi USA is a member of the Faith Forum. This is their “Third Thursday for Israel-Palestine” action for August.  1. Support a durable ceasefire and a lasting peace The latest conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian groups in Gaza has claimed the lives of …

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INTERVIEW: Words lie at the heart of poet’s worldwide social justice ministry

Interview with Luke Nephew, poet by Sr. Camille D’Arienzo Luke Nephew SR. CAMILLE: Luke, a mutual Jesuit friend alerted me to your stupendous talent as a poet and added that this gift is one way you live your faith. Please tell us what that means. LUKE NEPHEW: That was generous of him. I am guilty of being …

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IRAQ: Needed – An international strategy in Iraq

by David Cortwright, God’s Politics Blog The crisis in Iraq poses two challenges — a humanitarian effort to rescue persecuted minorities, and a security mission to suppress the extremist threat posed by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The U.S. is right to play a leading role in aiding the …

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STATEMENT: PC International member organizations on the crisis in northern Iraq

from Pax Christi International On Thursday 14 August, Pax Christi Member Organisations in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States have sent letters to their Ministers of Foreign Affairs calling for an immediate action to safeguard the right of life of all vulnerable populations in Northern …

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REFLECTION: Making bad situations worse in the Middle East

by Tony Magliano The heart wrenching tragedies throughout the Middle East are not the United States’ fault, that is, at least not entirely. The fact that many Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims distrust each other, that the Allies established artificial national boundaries to suite their interests after World War I, and that ruthless dictators past …

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