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Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarchate Emeritus of Jerusalem

‘Violence, imposed solutions cannot bring about peace’ – 2019 Article from H.B. Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarchate Emeritus of Jerusalem on the present situation in Israel/Palestine.

H.B. Michel Sabbah has been President of Pax Christi International from 1999 till 2007.

Read full text here.

 

 

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Pax Christi calls for an end to illegal occupation of Palestine.  In this month of the commemoration of 50 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, Pax Christi International in collaboration with its members, urges the international community to call for the immediate end of the 50-year Israeli occupation and for the parties to reengage in a peace process in compliance with international law.

 

 

 

WKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAorking in solidarity with  peacemakers  in Palestine & Israel.

In 2015  our World Assembly, was held in Bethlehem, Palestine. This is the  statement affirming  our  stand in favour of nonviolent struggle against the occupation.

The World Assembly of Pax Christi urges all UN-member states to recognize the state of Palestine and to ban Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine…  are deeply concerned about Israeli policies that deny the rights of the Palestinian people and preclude the possibility of a two state solution. Pax Christi International supports Palestinians in their nonviolent struggle to end occupation and Israelis who stand for human rights and international law, including as applied to Palestinians.

 See photographs of our World Assembly and exposure visits in Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Jordan Valley .  Read more here 

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Actions and Resources

2019 Resources relating to responsible investment Think Twice: excellent report from Amnesty International, published in March 2019.  Asks the question: Can companies do business in Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories while respecting human rights.?   Investing for Peace A guide for local church activists that calls on UK Churches Churches to implement morally …

Links to partners

Regular blogs from our partner Toine van Teeffelen of the Arab Educational Institute Pax Christi works with and supports Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem,  video of work, our partner group in Palestine British Friends of Neve Shalom Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel Kairos Britain, founded in response to the 2009 Kairos Call from Palestinian Christians New Profile  an Israeli …

World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel

The 2018 World Week for Peace  16 – 23 September Investing in young  people  A week of education, prayer and action for peace in Palestine &  Israel, initiated by the World Council of Churches. Planned events below This year’s theme is “Youth and Children: Raising Hope and Making Change”. Youth and children are the ones …