FROM OFFICE OF PUBLIC WITNESS, PC(USA)
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Advocating for a just peace for Palestine and Israel – What can U.S. Christians do?
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
8-9 PM EDT
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The aftermath of 50 days of fighting has left devastation in Gaza which still struggles under a suffocating blockade. More and more land continues to be confiscated for expanding settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The occupation of Palestinian lands continues unchecked. Israelis and Palestinians both suffer from the lack of a peaceful resolution. Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers look to the international community for support in their efforts to change the status quo and work toward a just peace. With the breakdown in peace talks, what direction should U.S. policy take? How can persons of faith be part of the solution through their public policy advocacy? Join us as we take a look at these questions, hear perspectives from experienced advocates on what churches are doing and can do, and engage in conversation about directions for advocacy.
Representative for International Issues
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Office of Public Witness
Israel-Palestine Program Director
American Friends Service Committee
Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach
Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office
There will be time for questions and answers, as together we seek a constructive way forward in advocacy for a just peace in Palestine and Israel.
Sponsored by the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy, a network of national Christian denominations and organizations working for a just peace in the Middle East with a primary focus Israel and Palestine.
PC(USA) Office of Public Witness website: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/