World Week of Peace for Palestine and Israel 2011 resource available

Every year, the World Council of Churches hosts a Week of Peace for Palestine and Israel. They offer liturgical resources and background material, this time with a focus on Jerusalem. The WCC calls on us to remember the struggle of Palestinian Christians under military occupation, to support all who struggle for a just peace, and to raise awareness in our own churches.

In 2011 KAIROS is again contributing a Canadian bulletin insert, available as a free PDF. We urge Canadian churches and religious communities to share this insert at Sunday worship, and to include in your liturgy May 29 or June 5 the prayer from the heads of churches in Jerusalem.

Consider including in your service or at post-service discussion a focus on the many unsung heroes on all sides and of every tradition who are working for peace in the region. Many good films are available, and here in Canada we have many people who have served in the WCC’s Ecumenical Accompaniment Program (through the United Church or the Presbyterian Church) or with Christian Peacemaker Teams. Consider asking them to speak.

For more information or to let us know about your plans for a service or discussion, please contact Julie Graham, Education and Campaigns Coordinator: Dignity and Rights at or 1 877 403 8933 x233


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