Berkeley, CA: AHMED ABU ARTEMA, Gaza Great March of Return

Mar 07, 2019
MECA & American Friends Service Committee Present: AHMED ABU ARTEMA, Gaza Great March of Return Cosponsored by St. John's Presbyterian Church Mission & Justice Committee Thursday, March 7, 7pm St....

Amputation Dreams

Feb 19, 2019
I am 28 years-old and I have lived my whole life in Gaza, Palestine. We have a lot of problems in our country but we try to adapt. One day...

Remembering Hasan Shalabi

Feb 14, 2019
I was shocked when I saw in the media photos of a child drowning in his own blood. I was shocked because I know this face very well. It is...

Berkeley, CA: Film screening “1948: Creation & Catastrophe”

Feb 11, 2019
This film is an opportunity to make sense of what is happening in Israel-Palestine today Post Screening Q&A with the filmmakers Saturday February 23, 2019 6:00 - 8:30 PM The...
Community Events

Extreme winter weather in Syria leaves 15 displaced children dead

Jan 17, 2019
Syrian refugees stand in a pool of mud and rain water at a refugee camp, in the town of Bar Elias, in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon CREDIT: AP Syrian refugees...

Meet the children attending classes for refugees in Lebanon

Jan 14, 2019
MECA supports the Children of Al-Jalil Center (CJC) to provide academic classes, sports, psychological support, and humanitarian relief for Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Read the stories of a...
Stories of Our Work

Stand with refugees

Dec 20, 2018
This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the Nakba—the deliberate and systematic expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians during Israel's creation. My parents, my brother, and my sister were among...
Stories of Our Work

10 Inspiring Photos of Resilience in 2018

Dec 18, 2018
You might sometimes wonder how children grow up with so much violence and deprivation in their lives. But again and again, we're amazed at the resilience of children and the...
Stories of Our Work