At the close of this week’s “Consultation on 50 Years of Occupation and the Ecumenical Response,” held in the Holy Land, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said input received at the meeting will influence the WCC as it refines its policies and programmes related to just peace in Palestine and Israel.Read more
The YWCA of Palestine is pleased to share its latest Newsletter, entitled: "Global Partnerships - The Cornerstone for Development". The YWCA asked several partners to write in this issue, and it is thankful for those who were able to respond to this request. Recognizing that not all partners could be approached, this was an endeavor to get just a glimpse of how some of the partners perceive partnership and its value. There are amazing things to learn in this newsletter.
The YWCA wishes to take this opportunity to sincerely thank its partners for their continued support, the journey together, their accompaniment and commitment to the mission of the YWCA, and commitment to the communities we serve together in Palestine. Without all its partners, the YWCA could not have made it, so Thank You!!
At an International Peace Consultation on 20 June, the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine issued on open letter to the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the ecumenical movement, stating, “There is still no justice in our land.”Read more
Speaking in the Holy Land at a “Consultation on 50 Years of Occupation and the Ecumenical Response,” World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said the best way to mark the tragedy of 50 years of occupation is to listen carefully to those witnesses of hope who live under occupation and who experience its grave consequences in their daily lives.Read more
Join 20 national faith leaders in calling for an end to 50 years of occupation and the creation of a just peace for ALL Israelis and Palestinians!Read more
As Congress considers the budget for fiscal year 2018, it is critical that advocates speak up for the needs of Palestinian refugees. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, relies largely on funding from UN member states, including significant annual contributions from the United States.Read more
Profiles of peacemakers and cries for justice for all the peoples in Israel and Palestine are featured in a World Council of Churches (WCC) campaign, Seek #JusticeAndPeace in the Holy Land, launched online today.Read more
Israeli Occupation forces shot and killed two 18-year-old Palestinians after they attacked and killed an Israeli border policewoman outside the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.
Lord, the people ask how long the streets of Jerusalem will be a battle ground. Why won’t the Israeli occupation end? The decision makers remain silent and unashamed. The weeping of Palestinian and Israeli families are loud and clear, and the anger that thrives on the streets only promises more loss and sorrow. Dear God, we pray for justice; we pray for the day that the occupation will end.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer…
I was 13 when the Nakba began. Afterwards, some of the Palestinian Christians we knew were relocated by boat to the border of Lebanon. The churches looked after those of us who were internally displaced.Read more
“Many peoples shall come and say,
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” Isaiah 2:3, NRSV