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STEADFAST HOPE: THE PALESTINIAN QUEST FOR JUST PEACE
Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peaceis a 48-page perfect-bound booklet with a free companion DVD. Steadfast Hope challenges common myths and misperceptions about the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presents a compelling snapshot of the present situation on the ground, and offers a guide to the challenges that lie ahead in the quest for peace.
Steadfast Hope offers an inspiring view of the activities currently being undertaken by Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peacemakers working for justice and reconciliation. It also gives helpful guidance on how your congregation can contribute to the cause of just peace for the people who share the Holy Land.
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The 2013 Hosanna Preaching Prize
The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) [IPMN] is pleased to announce the 2013 Annual Hosanna Prize*. The award recognizes preachers who challenge and inspire believers to heed God’s urgent call to justice and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel. Two $1,000 prizes—one on an Old Testament text and the other on a New Testament text—are awarded annually.
The prize-winning sermons will raise a vision of God’s love that embraces all people, especially those who are oppressed and persecuted, exposing the theological error of using biblical passages to rationalize injustice to or by Jews or Palestinians.1 The sermons will demonstrate a deep understanding of the theological concerns voiced directly by Palestinians and Jews:
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The Earth is the Lord's, by Jerry Van Marter, PNS
The 219th (2010) General Assembly voted to “refer the report from the Offices of Interfaith Relations and Theology and Worship entitled: ‘Christians and Jews: People of God’ back to the Office of Interfaith Relations and Theology and Worship to rewrite the report after broader consultation to include the National Middle East Presbyterian Caucus, PC(USA) partner churches and agencies in the Middle East, relevant mission networks of the PC(USA), the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns, and the Advisory Committee for Social Witness Policy.”
The goal of this symposium is to help Presbyterians formulate our position on the knotty issues of… More
No Negative Investment in Palestine
“Take the Money and Be Quiet” Say anti-BDS groups to Palestine
Oct. 10, 2013 - “Efforts toward positive investment in Israeli-Palestinian peace continue to move forward…” This was the latest statement heralded by Presbyterians for Middle East Peace (PFMEP) in its ongoing efforts to delegitimize courageous efforts of groups exposing the immoral Israeli occupation and its ongoing program of ethnic cleansing.
“Pro-Zionist organizations like PFMEP pretend that there is no such thing as ‘negative investment,’ and that all investments in Palestine are good and positive,” said Rev. Jeff DeYoe, Advocacy Chair of IPMN, The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church, (USA). “Once again,” he said, “We need to reiterate the reality and truth about… More
IPMN Statement on Kerry Initiative
July 25, 2013
Time for Israel to stop the settlements in Palestine
After some high level diplomacy on the part of US Secretary of State John Kerry, the global community is now being asked to celebrate the announcement of renewed peace talks and to meet this news without cynicism. It is a given that everyone with a stake in peace for the Middle East would like to greet this news with optimism and without cynicism. The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is hopeful that this time there will be a real breakthrough that leads to peace.
“We hope that this time, real peace will come to both Israeli and Palestinian people alike. We pray that peace will give Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza self-determination in… More
Wishful Thinking as Propaganda
April 11, 2013
They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. ~ Jeremiah 6:14
Jeremiah was right. The greatest lie of all is when the oppressed are told that the matrix of oppression is the path to peace.
For decades we have been told by Israel and all U.S. Administrations, including the current one, that the “two-state solution” is the way of peace. Many faith-based organizations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have adopted statements supporting that path. But Palestine has been chopped up into tiny unsustainable fragments by Israeli occupation, ethnic cleansing and expansionism. Given this reality, how can the “two-state solution” be considered anything other than a cruel joke? Enter the… More
PCUSA Fails to Pass Divestment Motion
Presbyterian Church (USA) Fails to Pass Divestment Motion
July 5, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is disappointed to announce that today the plenary session of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) failed to support a motion to divest church holdings from three companies (Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions) that profit from non-peaceful pursuits in the occupied Palestinian territories. While voting against divestment, the plenary did approve a resolution to boycott products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, including Ahava Dead Sea beauty products.
“It appears that church commissioners were swayed by a fear that divestment would cause irreparable harm to Jewish-Christian relations,” said Rev. Katherine Cunningham, IPMN Vice-Moderator. “In reality, the divestment motion was supported by a broad alliance of Jews, Christians, and others who believe that nonviolent means such as divestment are an effective way to pressure the Israeli government into abiding by international law and respecting Palestinian human rights.”
In failing to pass the motion, church commissioners disregarded many years of diligent work by the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI), which recommended divestment after making repeated, fruitless attempts at constructive engagement with the companies in question, as well as an overwhelming vote in support of divestment earlier this week by the General Assembly’s Committee on Middle East and Peacemaking Issues.
Despite today's outcome, the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will continue its efforts to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians and to help bring peace and justice to Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe
IPMN Advocacy Chair