World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

Peace Cranes From the World Council of Churches

In countries across six continents, religious communities, people of faith, human rights and peace organizations are preparing to mark the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel from May 29 to June 4, 2010. 

The World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel is an initiative of the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches. The aim of the week is to encourage concerned communities and individuals to make a common witness by participating in worship, educational events and acts of advocacy in support of a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

From the World Council's story on the week:

“The activities planned for World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel demonstrate the initiative’s commitment to peaceful action in support of a resolution to this conflict. Local church groups and community activists will advocate with government officials through seminars, public discussions, public demonstrations and open forums about the urgent need to bring to an end the inherent injustices in the situation.

“Palestinians and Israelis will also initiate creative actions and tangible expressions of peace in front of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, at the separation wall that divides Bethlehem and in houses of worship in Jerusalem and across Palestine so as to affirm the human dignity and rights of all peoples. 
“The World Council of Churches invites member churches, religious and community organizations, and all people of faith to join with peacemakers in the region and around the world by participating in the events of the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel.”
Learn about Presbyterians in ministry with the people of Palestine Israel. Read General Assembly statements related to Palestine Israel.

The photo shows a display of peace cranes at St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem.

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