Middle East Peace Committee
The mission of the Middle East Peace Committee is to create the conditions where peace and justice can flourish throughout the entire Middle East through reconciling dialogue, education and action.
Middle East Peace Committee works to stop wars in Middle East and adjoining regions and bring peace to the area. The Committee also known as MEPC meets every second Tuesday at DPC Office at 7 PM. It is an open forum and participants have included Americans from Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, and Bangla Desh. The Committee educates and informs on the issues relating to war and peace, plans actions, and makes the action happen whether it is a press conference, informative forum, conference, rally, vigil, art display, drumming for peace, meetings with Congressional leaders, writing letters & op-eds, starting a petition, training for peace action, you name it.
In 2011, activities included rally to stop wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and stop drone attacks in Pakistan; a panel discussion on Arab Spring; press conferences on Afghan war and Osama Ben Laden's death; Focus Pakistan Conference; letter to the editors to on withdrawal of US combat forces from Iraq; meeting with Congressmen/women staff to de-fund wars and withdrawal of US forces from war zones; rally for peaceful transformation from dictatorship to democracy in Middle East.
MEPC will be working hard in 2012 to pressurize the withdrawal of US combat troops from Afghanistan; organize display of photographs showing impact of war on people; highlight the plight of Palestinian people under the Israeli Occupation; assist the Arab American communities in their efforts to bring democracy to their countries through peaceful means; highlight the gross human right violations in places like Kashmir.