An MCC advocacy campaign on Palestine and Israel

What does home mean to you?

VIDEO: We asked some of the people we work with in Palestine and Israel what home means to them.
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Everyone needs a home — where families are safe and secure, where their basic needs are met, where they can come and go freely, and where they can imagine a future. 

But that is not the reality for Palestinians — or even for some Israelis.

Living under Israeli occupation, Palestinians regularly experience demolition of their homes, confiscation of their land, restrictions to their movement because of checkpoints, walls, and permit systems.  They live with severe water shortages. Many of those who resist — even non-violently — face military detention and imprisonment.

Many Israeli Jews live with ongoing fear and trauma as a result of centuries of persecution. They too long for safety and security.

How you can respond to A Cry for Home: 



Explore stories and videos of people MCC works with in Palestine and Israel

Fact sheets 

Learn more: MCC and Palestine and Israel - FAQ booklet  


  1. Sign up for the A Cry for Home mailing list (in the sidebar) to get regular updates from the campaign 
  2. Request a speaker (check the sidebar for your local contact) 
  3. Plan an event around the Palestine Land Exercise
  4. Plan a study series for your church or group
  5. Read A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine–Israel Conflict, or attend a book launch event. 


Add your voice: Military detention is no way to treat a child. 


Please pray for the people of Palestine and Israel. 


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