Sister reflects on Jesus as refugee, and ‘our’ Gaza crisis

“The keystone to peace [between Israel and Hamas] is the United States,” writes Sister Jean Fallon, MM, in her most recent blog post (“Gaza’s Crisis is Also Ours”). In July, she addresses the tragic situation of migrant children in “Jesus Was a Refugee, Too”: “At a moment like this, it is helpful to remember that Jesus himself fled violence in his home country as a child—without documentation. He became a refugee in Egypt.” Sister Jean ministered for more than 30 years in Japan and is part of the Maryknoll delegation at the United Nations. She is a member of Pax Christi Maryknoll, and has visited Palestine twice with Christian Peacemaker Teams.