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An EPF PIN Reflection on 2022

A Review of 2022: An EPF PIN Reflection Palestinians speak of sumud (صمود): steadfastness, perseverance. It was sumud that guided the Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network (PIN) through 2022, an eventful year that was by turns unpredictable; full of growth, renewal, and achievement; and disappointing and heartbreaking.  As the year began, PIN along with […]

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Shadi Khoury, Two Other Teens Released to House Arrest

Many of you already know that 16 year-old Shadi Khoury was allowed to return home under house arrest after 41 days of "Administrative Detention", first in Jerusalem's infamous Moskobiya Interrogation Center, and later in Damon Prison east of Haifa. Two other boys arrested and seen in court at the same time were similarly released, but […]

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On the Ground in Palestine: Newland Smith Reports

The Seraj Library Project was founded by Laurie Salemeh in 2006.   Laurie grew up in the Chicago area and while studying in a Master's program at North Park University met Estephan who grew up in Jifna, a Palestinian village in the West Bank.  When they moved to Palestine in 2006 they established the first Seraj […]

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East Jerusalem Teen Entering 3rd Week of Imprisonment Without Charges

Update as of Wednesday 2 November 3:30PM Eastern time: Breaking News: Shadi returned to court on Wednesday and his parents were shocked to learn that he and other teens were beaten again the day before. Amnesty MENA is reporting this as torture. Shadi and the others were returned to jail without charges being announced. Please […]

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ALLIANCES EXPAND AND STRENGTHEN OUR REACH: An update on endorsements

The EPF-PIN Communications Workgroup is empowered by our Steering Committee to endorse and promote events and campaigns launched by other organizations similarly committed to Palestinian human rights. Allying with like-minded advocates expands our reach and promotes our goals. Solidarity refreshes spirits. It also allows us to reciprocate the contributions of individuals and organizations that have supported […]

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Address by Linda Gaither, 2022 John Kevin Sayre Awardee

EPF Reception, Ithaca, NY,  Sept. 24, 2022 If you could plan a big party with the most interesting and beloved people, who would you invite?  My answer is : You.  This is THE PERFECT PARTY.  Some of you flew in from around the country and some of you were able to walk across town.  Whatever […]

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The World Council of Churches General Assembly Considers Israel as an Apartheid State

Israeli apartheid was one of the more contentious issues which surfaced at the World Council of Churches (WCC) General Assembly, which met in Karlsruhe, Germany from August 31st to September 8th.  EPF PIN friends and followers will remember that the existence of apartheid in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, and how to respond to […]

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Outlaw Faith: Reporting on the Break-in at St. Andrew’s Ramallah

The compound of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ramallah in the occupied Palestinian Territory was broken into by Israeli military in the early hours of August 18. The soldiers posted “Outlawed” on the door of the human rights organization Al-Haq that rents office space within the church compound. Far from outlawed, Al-Haq was the first […]

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Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network condemns Israeli Raids in Ramallah

The Episcopal News Service published this press release from EPF PIN earlier today. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) condemns the early morning raid of August 18th in Ramallah when Israeli forces forcibly entered, ransacked and confiscated property of six Palestinian NGOs before welding shut their entrances. The illegal raid included the […]

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The Impact of General Convention: What We Say Matters

The usual doldrums of summer have been roiled by two recent events that help us realize anew the place our Church has in the world and our part in it. The events are the Lambeth Conference and the latest of Israel’s recurring assaults on people of the Gaza Strip. These two events are wholly unconnected, […]

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General Convention & the Christian Zionism Resolutions

To complete our reports on actions of the 80th General Convention which met in Baltimore early last month, let's examine the fate of Resolution C012, Confronting Christian Zionism, submitted by the Diocese of Chicago. C012 was one of two resolutions on Christian Zionism (“CZ”) considered by Legislative Committee 7, Social Justice and International Policy. The other, […]

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General Convention and the Apartheid Question: A Commentary from Harry Gunkel

Last week’s July 14 issue of PINontheGo recapped some of the resolutions that passed the unique, turbulent 80th General Convention (GC) just completed. Resolutions C013, C039, and D024 are important, forceful resolutions and even more remarkable for coming out successfully from a legislative process that was prolonged, at times confusing, and technologically challenging.  Not to […]

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