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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
June 18–25, 2016
IPMN Events in Portland
Join us in Portland for exciting events and speakers! more info
Monday June 20, Doubletree Hotel - 11:30 am
Sa'ed Adel Atshan
Tuesday June 21, Westminster Presbyterian Church - 6 pm
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Need to Know for GA - Articles and Info
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network
of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
is pleased to announce
the winners of the 2016
Hosanna Preaching Prize
The 2016 Hosanna Preaching Prize is awarded to
Addie Domske, Seminarian, McCormick Seminary
Rev. Jon E. Cole and Rev. Lisa M. Lopez
(co-2nd place winners)
IPMN extends its congratulations to the prize winners.
Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide
Now available for color Kindle with accompanying video episodes online.
What role have Zionism and Christian Zionism played in shaping attitudes and driving historical developments in the Middle East and around the world? How do Christians, Jews, and Muslims understand the competing claims to the land of Palestine and Israel? What steps can be taken to bring peace, reconciliation, and justice to the homeland that Palestinians and Israelis share?
Zionism Unsettled embraces these critical issues fearlessly and with inspiring scope. The booklet and companion video episodes draw together compelling and diverse viewpoints from Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Israel, Palestine, the US, and around the globe. By contrasting mainstream perceptions with important alternative perspectives frequently ignored in the media, Zionism Unsettled is an invaluable guide to deeper understanding.
Released in January 2014 to immediate critical acclaim, Zionism Unsettled consists of a 74-page illustrated booklet with free companion video episodes online.
A how-to guide for class leaders and focused discussion prompts make it an ideal resource for multi-week exploratory education programs in churches, mosques, synagogues,… More...
IPMN Voter Guide - 2016
222nd General Assembly, Portland, Oregon
for printer friendly PDF file, click here.
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is one of 40+ Presbyterian Mission Networks, but with a unique mandate from the 216th General Assembly (2004) to advocate for Palestinian human rights and to deepen the involvement of Presbyterians with their… More...
Susan Abulhawa and Sa'ed Adel Atshan
to the 222nd General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Best-selling novelist, Susan Abulhawa, will give the keynote address at the IPMN General Assembly luncheon on Monday, June 20th. The luncheon will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Oregon at 11:30 a.m. (Rev. Mitri Raheb is unfortunately unable to speak at this luncheon as originally scheduled.)
Holding the IDF accountable for human rights violations
IPMN Response to the congressional letter on adherance to the Leahy Law
April 8, 2016 — IPMN, The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA), stands with Congressional Representatives* calling for an investigation into human rights violations by Israeli and Egyptian military forces.
“We are encouraged by the recent congressional concerns regarding human rights violations by Israeli and Egyptian military forces.” said Rev. Dr. Jeff DeYoe, moderator of IPMN. “We applaud the effort, led by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D –VT) and the Democratic members of Congress who have asked Sec. of State John Kerry to investigate disturbing reports of human rights violations by both these countries.”
Kairos USA - a movement to unify and mobilize American Christians to take a prophetic stance for a just peace in Israel and Palestine
Keep Hope Alive - Tree-planting Trip, Feb 2016 Led by Rev. Chad Collins & Rev. Marietta Macy
Mosaic of Peace, trip blog, PC(USA) Peacemaking Trip
Wallwritings, by Jim Wall, retired Editor of Christian Century
Shalom Rav - A blog by Rabbi Brant Rosen
#PPFinAction - Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Israel/Palestine Delegation Blog
Miko Peled's Blog - Author of The General's Son, Israeli Advocate
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
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