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Leaders Learn Course

Israel Palestine Conflict: Christian Response

NC Events & Speakers

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Resources

Books

Blood Brothers (Elias Chacour)
Faith in the Face of Empire (Mitri Raheb
The Lemon Tree (Sandy Tolan)
Children of the Stone (Sandy Tolan)
Jesus and the Land (Gary M. Burge)
Erased from Space and Consciousness (Noga Kadman)

Video

Twelve Faces of Hope – Muslims and Jews share what hope means to them.
Produced by World Council of Churches.

 Documents

Palestinian Christians – Ongoing Forcible Displacement and Dispossession. Until When?
Facts, trends and case studies regarding Palestinian Christian presence in the West Bank.
Faith Under Occupation: The Plight of Indigenous Christians in the Holy Land.
World Council of Churches publication jointly produced by Ecumenical Accompaniment Program of Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) and the Jerusalem Inter-Church Centre (JIC)
Pursuing Peace and Strengthening Presence.
The Atlanta Summit of Churches in the USA and the Holy Land. At the conclusion of a first-ever summit of churches in the USA and the Holy Land, on 19-20 April 2016, participants issued a peace statement that underscores the theological and ethical urgency for a just peace in the Holy Land.
Palesintian Infographics
Compelling displays of various aspects of the occupation.

News Sources

Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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Israel News Service

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 Jerusalem Post

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Palestine News Network

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Pro Israel/Pro Peace Advocacy

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Arab News Service

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Personal Reflections

Dr. Michael Connor, during 2017 spent 3 months in Palestine and Israel as a volunteer Ecumenical Accompanier, providing “protective presence” for people like Bedouin shepherds and schoolchildren in the South Hebron Hills area of the occupied West Bank. The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme is under the auspices of the World Council of Churches.

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Panorama of Jerusalem

Old Jerusalem

Don’t Do Anything I Wouldn’t Do

The photo of Old Jerusalem was taken from the third floor terrace of the Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) guesthouse. This is where we’ve been residing during our initial training. The guesthouse is located on Via Dolorosa and is literally next to the first Station of the Cross which concludes at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. (more…)

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Click the image for additional Infographics about Palestine.

“When an 18-year-old Palestinian girl is induced to blow herself up, and in the process kills a 17-year-old Israeli girl, the future itself is dying.”

George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States

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