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World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel

The 2017 World Week for Peace will be held between 17 – 24 September

Voices of the young…visions for the future 

 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.

Promotion card for 2017

Promotion card for 2017

Here is the postcard promoting the 2017 week.  You can order copies from Pax Christi £1.50 per 100

We will be producing promotion and support materials in the months ahead.

Meanwhile, you can still take part in the on-line campaign we launched for the 2016 week on the issue of demolitions and displacement of people. .

 READ about some of the 2016 events that took place to help you prepare for 2017!

18-24 September 2016 

“Dismantling Barriers” – God has broken down the dividing walls

Promotion Card

Promotion card for the week with prayer


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

18 September, Edinburgh: An ecumenical service at 5pm, The Hub, Ravenscroft St, Gilmerton,Speaker Elspeth Strachan. Hadeel stall: fair-traded Palestinian goods for sale. Exhibition from the
Association of Palestinian Photographers. Organised by: Justice and Peace group of South East Edinburgh Churches Acting

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.

21 September, Kings Heath, Birmingham.  An ecumenical service at  7.30 pm All Saints, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath B14 7RA.  Organised by Kings Heath Holy Land Prayer 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

23 September, Heswall .  Talk by an Ecumenical Accompanier at the Quaker Meeting House, Hewsell  at 19:00.

Pope Francis prays for peace at separation wall, Bethlehem 2014

Pope Francis prays for peace at separation wall, Bethlehem 2014


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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