The 15th – 22nd September is the ‘World Week of Prayer for Palestine and Israel’. During this week, which includes the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September, church organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of support in favour of peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians.

Theme: Humanity and equality in God’s creation

 

 

Pax Christi – the international Catholic Movement for Peace –  have produced a variety of resources for personal and corporate prayer and action which can be downloaded here

 

 The World Council of Churches – A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service – also have resources which can be downloaded here

 

 

“The situation in Palestine and Israel is unchanged and people continue to suffer. It affects the future of everyone in the region, denies the equal human dignity of all people, and in all aspects of God’s creation. Though we are all created equally in God’s image, the military occupation and its discriminatory practices are obstacles to the fullness of life for all in God’s creation”

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the WCC

 

Some UK public events:

18 September (Wed)  3.30- 5.30.  Vigil for World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel: Humanity and equality in God’s creation.  Piazza, Metropolitan  Cathedral  of Christ the King., Liverpool.  Organised by Pax Christi Liverpool
 
18 September (Wed) 2019 doors open at 7.00pm.  Talk: Monitoring Human Rights in Palestine: an eye-witness account with Paul Clark who has served as a volunteer with both the Christian Peacemaker Teams and with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.  St George’s Catholic Church Parish Hall on Sansome Place, Worcester, WR1 1UG
 
22 September (Sun) Prayers for Israel and Palestine, 2 – 5 pm. Old St Paul’s Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DN

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