Latest on Israel/Palestine

PPF Twitter Chat on Peacemaking Issues at GA

Read the archive of the June 11, 2014 Twitter chat where tweeters discussed issues from divestment to marriage equality.

Sign the Interfaith Letter in Support of Presbyterian Divestment

We share a belief in the central teachings of our respective religious traditions that mandate proactive nonviolent responses to systematic harming of fellow human beings. No human being is outside the circle of our concern.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Reaches $150,000 with Occupation-Free Endowment Fund

As part of its larger Endowment Campaign, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has launched an Occupation-Free Fund for donors who do not want to invest in companies that enable or benefit from the Occupation of Palestinian Territories by the State of Israel. On May 28, 2014, the Fellowship’s new Occupation-Free Fund reached $150,000.

Sermon: Living Stones

Delivered by the Rev. Roger Scott Powers at Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on Sunday, May 18, 2014
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
1 Peter 2:2-10

Sermon: Reflections on the Holy Land

Delivered by the Rev. Roger Scott Powers at Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on Sunday, May 11, 2014
Psalm 122
Luke 19:41-44

Sadness: The Tent of Nations Destroyed

I am heartbroken and crying tonight. Daoud Nasser and his family at The Tent of Nations Environmental and Educational Farm in the West Bank were invaded by Israel. Entire fields of grapes, apples, apricots, almonds, fig and olive trees were wiped out. Up to 1,500 trees destroyed. Daoud and his family own the land, have papers dating from the Ottoman Empire.

Join the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Boycotting Israeli Settlement Products

At the 2012 General Assembly, the PC(USA) voted by an overwhelming majority to boycott all products manufactured in Israeli settlements located in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The boycott of these products serves as a nonviolent means through which Presbyterians can work for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Israel-Palestine. Please join the growing number of Presbyterians who have already pledged their support for the PC (U.S.A.) boycott of products manufactured in Israeli settlements by endorsing this pledge.

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:

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