Posts Tagged: gaza

Faith intersects with the international community

by Grace Segers This summer, I interned at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, aided by a scholarship from the Peace, Justice, and Hunger Working Group. At the Ministry, I got to see the intersection of faith and international politics in action. The internship was simply an amazing experience. The Presbyterian Ministry at the… Read more »

Gaza in 2020: A liveable place?

The United Nations Country Team in the occupied Palestinian territory has issued a study that considers what it might look like to live in the Gaza Strip in 2020. The resulting document provides an overview of current challenges and trends in Gaza as well as an extrapolation eight years forward. The study concludes: In the… Read more »

A prayer for peace as the Quartet meets

From Churches for a Middle East Peace: In late April the United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. The focus of discussion will likely be whether the Quartet—comprised of the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States—has been able to achieve sufficient impetus… Read more »

Children at risk – Sudan, Myanmar, Philippines, Gaza

The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict provides links to stories about children at risk in several places around the world. Singers strive for peace in new Sudan: The bumping beats of African…

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A prayer by the Heads of churches in Jerusalem

Prayer by the Heads of churches in Jerusalem (3 persons to pray different sections) For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Heavenly Father, We give you thanks and praise for your gift to us of your only Son, Jesus…

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Gaza updates

Frustrations for Gazans at Rafah crossing into Egypt Gaza humanitarian timeline since 2005 One Family in Gaza, a short film made and distributed by Jen Marlowe that tells the true story of what happened to one family in Gaza, two…

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The Jerusalem prayer for Sunday, 30 May 2010

The Heads of Churches in Jerusalem invite churches around the world to pray with them on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Introduction We believe that every human being is created in God’s image and likeness and that every one’s dignity is…

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A prayer for repatterning our lives at Easter

A prayer for repatterning our lives at Easter Sacred Mystery, We confess that we do not much trust this resurrection story. It doesn’t fit with the headlines about Gaza and a hundred other places. It doesn’t work into our win-lose…

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Urge President Obama to address humanitarian needs in Gaza

Sign a letter urging President Obama to work address humanitarian needs in Gaza. Churches for Middle East Peace is coordinating this effort to ask the United States to work for peace. A recent report by international aid organizations notes that…

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Support development in Palestine

“They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat of their fruit.” Isaiah 65:21 This Biblical vision, which has consistently guided the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s work in both Israel and Palestine, provides a context for Commissioners’…

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