Jerusalem, July 7, 2018
Dear sisters and brothers,
Kairos Palestne has been following the recent work of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and its Palestne Israel Network with great interest and abiding appreciaton. While the Episcopal Church has partnered with the Palestnian Christan community since 1922, we recognize that this is a kairos moment for the Episcopal Church as you meet in Austn, Texas, for the 79th General Conventon.
We write from a place of suffering and hope to encourage your church to take courageous stands: insistng on a just resoluton to the confict by strongly opposing the maltreatment and torture of our Palestnian children; employing economic leverage to end Israel’s decades-long and brutal occupaton; safeguarding freedom of speech by insistng on the right to boycot; calling for civil rights and equality for all in the State of Israel, and more.
As expressed in the 2009 document, Kairos Palestne: A Moment of Truth (www.kairospalestne.ps), we long for and work to bring about the day when, with our Jewish and Muslim sisters and brothers, we will live together in justce and peace. In the meantme, day by day Israel’s harsh oppression and thef of our land increases. It pleases us to report, however, that though we are afflicted in every way, perplexed, persecuted and struck down, with partners like you and others around the globe we are not crushed, driven to despair, forsaken or destroyed (2 Corinthians 4:8). Thanks, God.
Please convey our greetngs to your Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, and the esteemed bishops and deputes of the Episcopal Church.
God bless you all and bless your assembly Kairos Palestne
c/o Dar Annadwa, P.O.Box 162, Bethlehem, Palestine Phone +972.2.277.0047 Fax +972.2.277.0048 Email: email@example.com www.kairospalestine.ps