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Deadline to Apply for AFSC Internship

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Internship Opportunity Announcement from our Friends

The Middle East Program of the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) is looking for interns to support Palestine solidarity campaigns, economic activism and prisoner solidarity projects. Part- to full-time internships available until the end of September, with a possible continuation to a full year internship.

The work will take place at the AFSC San Francisco office. Available stipend is $12 an hour, up to $1200 a month. 

Divestment News from End the Occupation

United Methodist annual (regional) conferences in New England, Minnesota, Pacific Northwest and Upper New York voted this month to divest from companies involved with Israel's occupation of Palestinian land including Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, Hewlett Packard, and General Electric. This brings the total to nine regional bodies representing thousands of churches nationwide!

PCUSA Office of Public Witness Calls for Just Resolution to the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Although the media tends to focus on violent incidents in Israel and Palestine, nonviolent actions for peacemaking occur daily with little fanfare. As people of faith, it is our duty to help raise the voices of both Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers against the ongoing acts of horrific violence and terror. Urge your members of Congress to seek a true resolution to the conflict, not just a swift action that will perpetuate the suffering of our sisters and brothers in the middle east.

Rick Ufford-Chase A Guest on God Complex Radio

Rick Ufford-ChasePPF Executive Director recently had the opportunity to discuss our approach to nonviolence in relation to immigration, Israel/Palestine, and other issues on God Complex Radio with Carol Howard Merritt and Derrick Weston.

Click here to listen in to the full episode.

Application Deadline for Middle East Witness Delegation

Saturday, June 1, 2013
The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has closed its search for people to participate in a delegation to Palestine and Israel in January 2014.  We will be reading every application and responding to each person.

 

January 2014 Middle East Witness Delegation

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is seeking passionate young adults with a commitment to justice and peacemaking to participate in a delegation to Palestine and Israel in January 2014. For more information email middleeastwitness@presbypeacefellowship.org

IPMN Boycott 101 Packet Now Available

Please visit the IPMN (Israel-Palestine Mission Network) website for all new materials on how to implement the 2012 General Assembly mandated boycott of all Israeli products from settlements on Palestinian Territory.

Action Alert: Investigate U.S. Military Aid to Israel

From the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness: Urge your member of Congress to investigate whether U.S. military aid to Israel is undermining prospects for peace in the Middle East.

InterFaith Boycott of SodaStream Launched Preceding Super Bowl Ad

Join the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, IPMN, and other faith based groups in a boycott of SodaStream.

Boycott the Gaza Invasion this Thanksgiving

by Chris Iosso
The grim truth about Israel’s cur­rent bomb­ing of Gaza is that the U.S. gov­ern­ment will do very lit­tle to limit the one-sided col­lec­tive pun­ish­ment or cor­rect the claims that this pre-election mil­i­tary cam­paign by the Netanyahu gov­ern­ment is about “defense.” The casu­alty toll already con­firms the vast inequal­ity of power, recall­ing the last inva­sion of Gaza in late 2008 and early 2009 that killed 1400 Pales­tini­ans to 14 Israelis.

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