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Pax Christi & Israel and Palestine

This page is about Pax Christi’s work relating to Israel and Palestine. Please also see below for links to pages with further resources, action ideas and information.

A beautiful video message from our partners at the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem.

Up-dated Pax Christi leaflet on solidarity with peacemakers in Palestine & Israel (August 2019)

‘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 was  President of Pax Christi International from 1999 till 2007.  Read full text


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. (May 2016)

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

2021 May Circles of Silence  – Nakba Memorial – May 15th 2021 With other Pax Christi International Sections, Pax Christi England and Wales is calling for Circles of Silence on or near Saturday 15th May. May 15th is Nakba Day, when we remember the forced displacement of 750,000 Palestinians after the Israeli Declaration of Independence on …

Links to partners

Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem,  video of work, our partner group in Palestine British Friends of Neve Shalom Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI) Sabeel-Kairos Britain, founded in response to the 2009 Kairos Call from Palestinian Christians New Profile  an Israeli NGO challenging militarism in Israel.  Details of current Conscientious Objectors in Israel and how you …

World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel

2021 World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 18th-25th September Theme: ‘Forced Displacement of Palestinians’ As the 2021 World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel approaches, the World Council of Churches invites people and churches all over the world to pray, advocate, and stand in solidarity with people in the Holy Land. “The …