Act for Peace in Palestine and Israel
The conflict in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel continues to deny ordinary citizens their fundamental right to live in freedom and dignity. Act for Peace seeks a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through an end to the occupation, respect for international law and implementation of UN resolutions.
Act for Peace has been supporting ecumenical partners in Palestine for over 20 years with humanitarian assistance and peace and justice initiatives. Act for Peace advocates for Palestinian and Israeli leaders to make every effort to meet their obligations and commitments under the Road map, the Agreement on Movement and Access, and agreements reached in Annapolis and Paris at the end of 2007.
Act for Peace condemns violent acts committed by both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict and calls for calm, non-violent resolution and respect for human rights and dignity. Read more about Act for Peace's work in Palestine and Israel here.
||Each year, churches, faith-based communities and civil society organisations around the world are invited to join together for a week of advocacy, action and prayer for an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and a just peace for all in Palestine and Israel. The World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel is an initiative of the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum of the World Council of Churches.
Each year, churches, faith-based communities and civil society organisations around the world are invited to join together for a week of advocacy, action and prayer for an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and a just peace for all in Palestine and Israel.
Over the last months, the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI) working group, along with partners worldwide, have been preparing resources for use in worship services, educational forums, and other events during the Week. These resources include:
For more information on the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, please visit www.worldweekforpeace.org
. More news and information about the Week, may also be found on Facebook, at http://www.facebook.com/groups/335983429786866/
If your congregation or group runs an event for the Week, please consider making a video of it! After the Week concludes, organisers hope to put together a video album of the events that have taken place worldwide. For further information, please call 1800 025 101 or email email@example.com.
Voices of Palestine
In the videos below, some of the people who are working for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine share their stories.
Hillary, a volunteer with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
Tala, who wrote a Masters thesis on how the wall affects Jerusalemite women
Alma, Israeli peace activist, East Jerusalem
Nabil, Palestinian evicted from his home in Sheikh Jarah, East Jerusalem
George, Palestinian campaigner for the right to water
Nasser, Palestinian evicted from his home in Sheikh Jarah, East Jerusalem
Ways to Advocate for Peace in Palestine and Israel
• Visit your local member of Parliament and ask them to support action for a just peace
• Take steps toward or highlight a larger commitment to "full-scope" Morally Responsible Investment (MRI)
• Research and shop intelligently
• Promote responsible theological education (see results of the International Theological Conference "Promised Land" in 2008)
• Promote responsible tourism (see Code of Conduct for Tourism in the Holy Land)
• Distribute and discuss the Amman Call as a basis for action on peace
• Write letters to the editor expressing your views on the conflict and what the Australian Government should do.