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Friends of Sabeel--North America's Open Letter to Pope Francis

Click here to join the over 2,000 additional souls who are asking the Pope to speak out against Israeli Army and settler abuses of Palestinian children.

Here is the summary that appears on the petition page:

Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Israel/Palestine

Monday, April 28, 2014 to Saturday, May 10, 2014

A few spaces are still available - Call (800) 728-7228 x8700

9 Messages on the Israeli Separation Wall

These photos were taken by Yenny Delgado, Jeri Perkins, and Matt Skolnik in January 2014 while they were members of a peaceseeking delegation to Israel and Palestine, as chronicled in Dispatches from the Holy Land.

We are humans

This Is What Unconditional Support of Israel Means

On Tuesday afternoon, mere hours before Obama reaffirmed our unconditional support of the state of Israel, Mohammad Al-Azraq was shot in the head by an IDF soldier while he was inside the Lajee center when he stuck his head out a window to call to youth who were protesting in the street.

Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day

Friday, March 21, 2014

In a world where more than 45 million people worldwide are uprooted from their homes by persecution and armed conflict, deadly conflicts over natural resources are erupting around the world, and 3,000 children are killed in the US by guns each year, what is the role of the Presbyterian Church in working towards a world where all can flourish in peace and security?

Presbyterian Delegation Unanimously Supports MRTI Call to Divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett Packard

Twenty-eight Presbyterians - artists, musicians, students, church leaders and activists - spent twelve days in January traveling in the Holy Lands and meeting with nonviolent activists from Israel and Palestine. Omar Barghouti, a leader in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, called on the Presbyterian Church to divest itself of stock in companies that support or benefit from the Occupation “What we are asking for is hardly heroic,” Barghouti said. “We just want your church to stop investing in our oppression.”

Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide by IPMN

What role have Zionism and Christian Zionism played in shaping attitudes and driving historical developments in the Middle East and around the world? How do Christians, Jews, and Muslims understand the competing claims to the land of Palestine and Israel? What steps can be taken to bring peace, reconciliation, and justice to the homeland that Palestinians and Israelis share? 

Week One for Our Delegation in the Holy Land

Our delegation currently in Israel and Palestine continue to post multiple updates every day on their blog, Dispatches from the Holy Land. Thank you to all who have spread the word, leading to over 5,000 views of the blog in just one week.

First Thoughts from our Delegation on the Ground

On January 5, twenty-eight people left Newark on a delegation bound for Israel and Palestine, co-sponsored by Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) and Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB). Many are young adults, many are pastors, and all are peaceseekers. The goal is to give them the opportunity to witness the Middle East first-hand and listen to the people on the ground as they seek to live in peace in this complex part of the world.

Dispatches from the Holy Land

PPF has gathered a group of peaceseekers, mostly young adults, who are serving on a two-week delegation trip to Israel and Palestine this month. This blog allows us to follow their journey daily.

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