Events and Notices for Israel/Palestine
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Ohio Christian Peacemaker Team
If you’re a member of the Ohio Conference (UCC) or Ohio Region (DOC), find out how you can join an activist human rights and peace delegation to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Christian Peacemaker Teams is one of the most effective organizations demonstrating faithful non-violent resistance to situations of violence and institutionalized injustice globally. You can visit weblinks find out more about Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and their work in the Palestinian town of Hebron, or read about the moving experience of CPT volunteer Arthur Gish in his book Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking (Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2001).
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme: Consider Applying
Information about the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), including an application form, is available on the Middle East Forum (CWSW) website and the EAPPI homepage on the World Council of Churches website.
The goal of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Israel and Palestine is to accompany Palestinians and Israelis in non-violent efforts to end the occupation. International participants in the program will be selected and trained ecumenically, to be part of a team on the ground in the Palestinian territories. Click here for more!
A Christian Call for Peace
Sign the petition “A Christian Call for Peace.” This petition is being distributed to all UCC and Disciples congregation.
We pray for peace in the Holy Land.
We are Christians called to express our concerns for peace in Israel and Palestine.
We believe that one of the primary outcomes of negotiations in the Middle East must be a viable Palestinian state living in peace alongside the state of Israel. For a Palestinian state to be viable and for Israel to be secure, Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza must end. All Israeli settlement activity in the Occupied Territories must cease.
We believe in the vision of a shared Jerusalem as the heritage, hope and home of two peoples and three religions. Jerusalem should be a shared, open city—a sign of peace and a symbol of reconciliation for the Abrahamic faiths.
We call for an immediate end to the cycle of violence. We support a negotiated agreement for an Israeli-Palestinian-Arab peace based on international law.
We strongly support the presence of international observers as one immediate means of discouraging further violence between Palestinians and Israelis.
We urge our country’s leaders to do all in their power to prepare the road for a just and durable peace.
Download the petition [http://www.cmep.org/CMEPpetition.pdf] and collect signatures in your congressional district! Find out about the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme (EAP) for Palestine and Israel. International Christian volunteers are mobilizing to express solidarity with Palestinians under occupation and all those seeking a non-violent resultion to the crisis.