World Week for Peace in Israel-Palestine, May 29 to June 4 2010
World Council of Churches calls on us to work for peace
For more than 40 years, Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem have been suffering under the Israeli occupation. Day-to-day life is interrupted by the separation wall, checkpoints, house demolitions, ever-expanding settlements, land seizures and inequitable water use policies. Human rights are denied through arbitrary arrests and an intricate web of bureaucratic rules and regulations limiting the most basic of freedoms. Israeli military actions and Palestinian attacks have caused far too many deaths and both sides live in uncertainty and fear.
In a time when hope seems all but gone, KAIROS joins the World Council of Churches in its worldwide call and invites congregations to take part in the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel between May 29 and June 4, 2010. Join churches around the world in prayer and action for peace for Palestinians and Israelis. Use the KAIROS bulletin insert (PDF), which includes the Jerusalem Prayer written by the heads of the Churches in Jerusalem, in your services on Sunday, 30 May 2010.
See the World Council of Churches’ resource page for more information on how to get involved. As of May 11 KAIROS is also running an urgent action on recent military orders that would allow the Israeli Defence Forces to deport thousands of Palestinians: http://kairoscanada.org/index.php?id=71&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=985
We also invite you to have a look at KAIROS’ Countries of Concern: Palestine and Israel page for more information about our work in the region and our position regarding a just peace in Israel/Palestine.
For more information contact Julie Graham
Education and campaigns coordinator, Dignity and Rights
1 877 403 8933 x233