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World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel

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Postcard promoting the week can be downloaded 

18-24 September 2016 

“Dismantling Barriers”

God has broken down the dividing walls

 A week of education, prayer and action for peace in Palestine &  Israel.  Initiated by the World Council of Churches.  An opportunity to organise meetings, prayers and actions for peace.

POSTCARD CAMPAIGN ACTION FOR THE WEEK  

Final-Action Card-wwppi2016Write to your elected representative about the issue of demolitions and the displacement of people.

EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2016

17 September, Dismantling Barriers: Newcastle. Quaker Meeting House, West Avenue, Gosforth NE3 4ES..   10.30am – 4.30pm, day with speakers, workshops, exhibition.  Keynote speaker: Zoubhgi Zoughbi, Director, Wi’am,  Palestine Conflict Resolution Centre, Bethlehem.  Admission free. More info here

19 – 23 September, You cannot pass today ” Life through the dividing wall.  Photograph exhibition and more.  Hinde Street Methodist Church,London. www.facebook.com/youcannotpasstoday

20 September, Crowthorne, Berkshire.  Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Waterloo Road.. 7.30 – 9.30. Stories from the Holy Land through words, pictures, drama and music. More details available nearer the time on the Crowthorne Parish Church website

20 September, Pimlico,London An evening on Palestine.  Speakers include Victoria Britain (Action4Children in Palestine) and Pat Gaffney, Pax Christi.  7.00pm St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL.  Organised by local Amnesty International group.

22 September, Sarum College. Israel/Palestine – Where’s the Hope? A meeting organised by Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine.  7.00 for 7.30pm at Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE. Speaker: Jeremy Moodey, Chief Executive – Embrace the Middle East. Palestinian goods for sale. Free entry, retiring collection. An event for the World Council of Churches sponsored World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel.

22 September, Roby Mill.   The Farmhouse, School Lane, Roby Mill, Skelmersdale, WN8 0QT . Using prayer stations, film, art and worship resources from the land called ‘Holy’ we will reflect prayerfully on this year’s World Week for Peace theme and join people of faith around the world seeking peace and justice for both Israelis and Palestinians. Full details of the event here: 2016_WWPI_Roby_Mill_final

Pope Francis prays for peace at separation wall, Bethlehem 2014

Pope Francis prays for peace at separation wall, Bethlehem 2014

BACKGROUND  RESOURCES 

UK Working Group

Amos Trust / Baptist Union of Great Britain / Church of Scotland / Council of Lutheran Churches / Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel / Embrace the Middle East / Friends of Sabeel UK / Kairos Britain / Methodist Church in Britain/ Pax Christi UK / Quakers in Britain / United Reformed Church-Commitment for Life 

 

 

 

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