Resources in Israel and Palestine

Douglas Dicks Prayer card

Douglas Dicks prayer card Doug Dicks facilitates relationships between PC(USA) congregations and the church’s mission partners in Israel and Palestine, and he resources Presbyterian groups who visit the region. He cultivates connections that encourage Middle Eastern Christians and inspire U.S. Presbyterians. Following the Prince of Peace, Christians in the Middle East work tirelessly for reconciliation and render valuable service… Read more »

Rev. Dr. Victor Makari and Sara Makari prayer card

In his work as partnership liaison, the bulk of Victor’s time is spent providing consultative support for the witness of the church to issues of religion and state in the Arab world. Victor and Sara view their call to be primarily one of presence and support with our partners. “Maintaining the bonds of relationship with… Read more »

Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Forum: Guidelines for Christians Contemplating a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

These guidelines were developed in 2010 at a consultative meeting in Geneva to promote justice tourism for pilgrims to Palestine- Israel. Representing 14 countries, a group of 27 theologians, Palestinian Christian activists and professionals in the tourism industry called on Christian pilgrims to live their faith as they visit the Holy Land, going beyond homage… Read more »

MRTI report to 2012 General Assembly: Engagement With Corporations on Israel-Palestine Issues From 2004 to 2011

Approved by MRTI, September 9, 2011; pending approval by GAMC The 2004 General Assembly instructed the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) to begin a process of “phased, selective divestment” related to corporations doing business in Israel.  Following the assembly, MRTI initiated a process consistent with General Assembly (GA) policy.  First, MRTI reviewed the… Read more »