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Statement of Support for BDS Leader Omar Barghouti

As the fiftieth anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem nears, the Israeli government has intensified its efforts to criminalize the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement – BDS – which seeks, through non-violent economic pressure, to bring about a peaceful end to the occupation. In recent weeks, for example, it has […]

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Voices for Justice: EPF PIN Member Kathy Christison on the Ground in Palestine

I once listened to a priest preach on searching for God by likening this to the search for a restaurant in an unfamiliar city: when you’re looking for a restaurant, you tend to see restaurants everywhere; if you intentionally look for God, you will see God everywhere. On this my tenth trip to Palestine (from […]

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Bishop’s Committee for Israel/Palestine of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia

Periodically we lift up work being done at the grassroots. This week, it’s the Bishop’s Committee for Israel/Palestine of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. Thanks to our friend and colleague Cabby Tennis for connecting us with this committee. From their website: “The Bishop’s Committee for Israel/Palestine is a special committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. We […]

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An update from the Diocese of California on Palestine resolutions for 2016

From the Diocese of California’s annual convention weekend before last, Vicki Gray reports that “With near unanimity, they passed four resolutions placing the diocese on those front lines with regard to the death penalty, gun violence, legal threats against BDS proponents, and support for Native Americans at Standing Rock.” We report here on the resolution concerning […]

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Voices for Justice On the Ground in Palestine: Coexistence or Normalization?

Editor's Note:  Fayrouz Sharqawi is the Local Mobilization Coordinator at Grassroots Jerusalem, a Palestinian organization amplifying Palestinian voices from Jerusalem in order to help create a Palestinian long-term strategy for the Palestinian capital. Coexistence of Normalization? Around ten years ago, when I was a student at the university, I needed to take part time jobs […]

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EPF PIN Mission Statement Coming Out of Our Leadership Retreat February 2016

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 […]

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Nonviolence, BDS and the Children: EPF PIN member Dick Toll reflects

Editor’s Note: EPF PIN member Dick Toll shared his sermon from 25 September at Spirit of Grace Lutheran/Catholic Community. My name is Richard Toll, I am a retired Episcopal Priest having been ordained for 49 years. My first trip to the Holy Land was 33 years ago and I have taken over 30 trips to […]

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2015 Action in Dioceses on Palestine Israel: Los Angeles

2015 Action in Dioceses on Palestine Israel: Los Angeles The resolution posted here was passed by the Diocese of Los Angeles at its convention in early December 2015. EPF PIN member Randy Heyn-Lamb comments, “Although it doesn't use the words ‘Boycott’ or ‘Divestment’ or ‘Sanctions’ it urges members to refrain from purchasing settlement products, investing in […]

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