To establish a network dedicated to a more robust Episcopal Church witness for justice and peace for our Palestinian and Israeli brothers and sisters for the purposes of responding to
- The promise made in our baptismal covenant to “ … strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being”;
- The call in 2005 by Palestinian Civil Society for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions until Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights, a call supported by the Episcopal Peace Fellowship; and
- The prayerful call of Palestinian Christians expressed in the 2020 Kairos Palestine Cry for Hope.
We believe the Episcopal Church can and should play a vital role in seeking justice and peace for Palestinians and Israelis. We believe that without justice, there cannot be the lasting peace that both people deserve.
PIN invites all Episcopalians to commit to active engagement in the quest for just peace in Palestine and Israel through PRAYER, STUDY, and ACTION.
We encourage prayer undertaken individually, in community with parish and/or other local organizations and initiatives pursuing common goals, and in response to petitions or requests such as the Sabeel Wave of Prayer and Kairos USA.
We encourage study and education through
We encourage action in
- supporting the Palestinian people and their resistance to injustice
- supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, its congregations and institutions;
- supporting BDS and its calls for
- Ending the occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall
- Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
- Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.
- supporting the non-violent resistance of the Palestinian people to the unjust practices of the Israeli government; and
- encouraging partnerships with other organizations, groups, and initiatives that seek just peace through non-violent means.