O sad and troubled Bethlehem,
we hear your longing cry
For peace and justice to be born
and cruel oppression die.
How deep your need for that
great gift of love in human form
Let Christ in you be seen again
and hearts by hope made warm.
(Wendy Ross-Barker, 2001)
MORE PRAYER RESOURCES
- Advent & Christmas Alert from Kairos Palestine: prayers and reflections, focus on children in Palestine
- Free Christmas Carol booklets with stories from Middle East, from Embrace the Middle East
SEND A MESSAGE TO COMMUNITIES IN PALESTINE: an opportunity for individuals, families or communities to send messages of support to communities.
Download and copy these sheets to share with others. Gather these together and type the messages on this sheet and email to Pax Christi firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ensure that they are sent to partners in Palestine.
GIFTS THAT SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE
Pax Christi olive wood goods
1. Holy Family set. Single set £9.00. With prayers/powerpoint for use with children. £12.00 More here
2. Nativity scene carved in olivewood bark. Free-standing. 7.5 cm high £4.50
3. Holy Family, solid wood hanging. 6cm high. £4.50
- Beeswax Candles from Bethlehem. AMOS Trust offer a pack of 20 candles for £5.00
- Plant a tree. Through Zaytoun you can purchase the gift of five trees for £20.00. The recipient will receive a certificate of planting.
You can find a wide range of other olive-related ideas and gifts on their website.
- Embrace the Middle East have a range of Christmas and alternative goods