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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
THE PALESTINIAN QUEST FOR JUST PEACE
Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace is 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.
Watch the video - watch all episodes in high resolution on Vimeo here
Download the Fact Sheets - Click here.
Scroll down for what people are saying about Steadfast Hope!
Order Steadfast Hope through the PC(USA) store by clicking here
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Praise for Steadfast Hope
Here's what people are saying about Steadfast Hope:
"I commend Steadfast Hope as an excellent resource for Presbyterian Women as well as pastors, educators, and congregations. It grows from the Israel/Palestine Mission Network purpose to demonstrate solidarity, educate about the facts on the ground, and change the conditions that erode the humanity of both Israelis and Palestinians."
Carol Hylkema, Former Moderator, Israel/Palestine Mission Network
"For the sake of life for both Palestinians and Israelis, and for a steadfast hope for both, justice must prevail. And for justice to prevail, the truth must be known. Christians must work to discover the truth, and stand by it."
Dr. Mary Mikhael, President, Near East School of Theology
"Only by visiting Israel, the West Bank and Gaza can one truly experience the injustice, fear and systemic violence that affects every person in the region. For those who cannot do so, Steadfast Hope provides a clear window through which to view the situation and to discern what is required for a durable peace for Israelis, Palestinians and all who are bound to that 'holy land.'"
Vernon Broyles, "Representative for Public Witness"(Volunteer) Office of the General Assembly
"The most important thing we can do now to achieve justice for Palestinians and Israelis is to communicate their situation to our local church congregations for study, reflection and action. Steadfast Hope will do that because it is both accurate and passionate."
James M. Wall, Contributing Editor, Christian Century magazine
"The World Council of Churches strongly believes that it is time for Palestinians and Israelis to share a just peace. I endorse Steadfast Hope because it is a powerful statement of solidarity which significantly contributes towards the achievement of that goal."
Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches
"Steadfast Hope" is an excellent resource fo people of faith everywhere who seek to be informed on the current situation of Palestine and educated on the complexity of the Palestine-Israel conflict. I strongly endorse the resource as an exceptional guide for churches, study groups and individuals searching for toolsto work towards a peace rooted in justice." In peace,
Naim Ateek, Anglican Pastor and Director of the Sabeel Center for Palestinian Liberation Theology, Jerusalem.
"Hope is Palestine's gift to the world. Justice is what the world owes Palestine. This resource infuses us with this great hope that became incarnate in Christ so that we can be transformed into agents of Justice, peacemakers and ambassadors of reconciliation."
The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Senior Pastor, Christmas Lutheran Church President, Diyar Consortium, Bethlehem, Palestine
"In this book, the Presbyterian Church explores a controversial issue with the courage and clarity few communities before it have found. It exemplifies the compassion, nonviolence, and brotherly love fundamental to Christian values and gives Jews like me hope for a just and lasting peace in our lifetimes. Challenging oppression and injustice like this will surely elicit criticism, but we know from history that prophets are scorned in their own time."
Anna Baltzer, a former-Fulbright scholar, the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees, and author of Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories. www.AnnaInTheMiddleEast.com
"Steadfast Hope is an excellent resource for those interested in educating themselves about the plight of the Palestinian people and their struggle for self-determination. It serves as the voice of those who seek justice in Israel/Palestine."
Neve Gordon, author of Israel's Occupation, and professor of politics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel
"I welcome the new resource offered to the church by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network entitled Steadfast Hope: the Palestinian Quest for a Just Peace. In the midst of all the competing claims, it makes clear 'the things that make for peace' in Israel and Palestine and the urgency for all of us to take action, and to take it now, to ensure a just future for all who live in this part of the world."
Clifton Kirkpatrick, former Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), President, World Alliance of Reformed Churches
"We...find [Steadfast Hope] to be a superb resource--honest and hard-hitting, ever so much more truthful and insightful than the usual anodyne church document on this conflict. We are truly impressed and thank you for your part in 'telling it like it is.' ...(T)here is [now] some greater recognition at the grassroots level of the horrors of what's going on, and Steadfast Hope is a brilliant proof of that. Maybe this is the start of something good."
Bill and Kathleen Christison, former CIA political analysts; co-authors of Palestine in Pieces: Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation, 2009.
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