Seeking Peace with Justice in Palestine and Israel
What can you do?
- Policy Advocacy. Contact your elected officials at every level. Sign up to receive policy updates from Churches for Middle East Peace and Take Action to support Just Peace in Palestine and Israel through the 3rd Thursday Action Alerts and through the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet).
- Education. Connect through the Middle East Initiative and using the resources below to learn more about Palestine and Israel and what we all can do, at home, at church, in your community and through government advocacy to support just peace in the Middle East.
- Read the Living Stones background resource on Israel-Palestine
- Study the Palestinian Christian statement Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth and Make a Kairos Commitment.
- Support projects that advance peace through the work of our partners.
Programs and Campaigns
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
Palestinian Christian Kairos response
United Church of Canada “Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel” Campaign
World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WCC)
Global Ministries Resources
Other Advocacy Resources
Middle East Report: Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Stone Cold Justice – A 2013 joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. Video.
Militarization of the Middle East and the Church’s Economic Leverage
U.S. Weapons to Israel
Faith Under Occupation [PDF] The Plight of Indigenous Christians in the Holy Land
Churches for Middle East Peace Resources
Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace (a PCUSA resource for order)
The Code of Fair Practices for Journalists in the Middle East
Website Challenging Christian Zionism
“Christian Zionism: A Faithful Response”-A UCC Resource
- National Council of Churches Christian Zionism releases brochure
- Christian Zionism: The new heresy that undermines Middle East peace
- New book: More Desired than Our Owne Salvation – The Roots of Christian Zionism
- Christian Zionism, by Dr. Ninan Koshy
International Middle East Media Center
A Media Style Sheet on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, by J. Martin Bailey.
Israel-Palestine Resources from ELCA
USIP Report: “The Diversity of Muslims in the United States” March 9, 2006
EAPPI Fact Sheets on Israel-Palestine
The Israel-Palestine Conflict: a brief, simple history: