Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
24 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
Israeli among 8 killed in Nepal bus crash
24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
Gold prizes for Dubai commuters
24 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
Yechiel Eckstein’s long list of conditions for charity giving
24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
VIDEO: Fears of IS threat to Ancient Babylon
24 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
Irish upper house backs Palestinian state
24 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
Feminist scholars to Obama: End prosecution of Palestinian survivor of sexual torture
24 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border
24 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon
24 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
Defying regulations, Women of the Wall sneak tiny Torah scroll into the Kotel
24 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
Police may hold parents of minors involved in Jerusalem disturbances legally liable for crimes
23 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
The struggle for Mizrahi recognition isn’t limited to Israel
23 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
IDF court convicts Palestinian non-violent organizer, EU human rights defender
23 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
Surviving winter after surviving ISIS: A testimony by a Yazidi refugee
22 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
‘Klinghoffer’: New York’s Jewish right goes to the opera
22 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
For the Israeli media, Gazan lives are little more than expendable
22 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
Connecticut arm of million-strong church votes to shun occupation profiteers
22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
Israel excluded from war games in Italy following protests
20 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
Olive trees burned as anti-Palestinian incitement grips Galilee
17 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
After summer of horror, Gaza families face winter in cramped shacks
17 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
Urgent Need for Medical Aid to Gaza
There is an urgent need for medical aid to Gaza. Israeli airstrikes over the past weeks have killed at least 1400 Palestinians and injured more than 5,000. [At least 45 Israeli soldiers have also died.] The ongoing Israeli-and-Egyptian-imposed blockade had already left Gaza short on 30% of its essential medications and 50% of its disposable medical supplies More
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 DVD 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… More
The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was held from June 14-21, 2014 at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan. Follow this link to see IPMN events held at GA and our advocacy materials and educational information pertaining to the overtures on Middle East issues.
IPMN at the General Assembly
CALL to prayer - 1:10 pm Eastern, June 20th
A call for worldwide interfaith prayer
FAITH GROUPS JOIN CALL FOR AN ARMS EMBARGO ON ISRAEL
For immediate release – It is with heavy hearts that we compose this statement. At the time of this writing, the Israeli military’s ground, naval, and aerial bombardment of Gaza has killed at least 2,104 Palestinians. The majority of these victims were civilians, according to the United Nations. Palestinian rockets and anti-tank fire have killed four Israeli civilians, one Thai migrant worker, and 64 Israeli soldiers.
We deplore and condemn the use of violence by anyone, anytime, anywhere. For, each of these casualties is a child of God; each has a name; each has a family; each has a life story that has come to an abrupt and tragic end.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Endorse Selective Divestment from Israeli Occupation
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is pleased to announce that the plenary of the 221st General Assembly has voted 310 to 303 to divest from three US companies that profit from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian lands.
Middle East Issues Committee Endorses Selective Divestment from Israeli Occupation at 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
June 17, 2014
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce that an overture endorsing selective divestment from three US companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands has been passed by a vote of 45-20 by the Middle East Issues Committee of the 221st General Assembly.
Kairos Palestine is the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" of our time. This Confession of Faith, written in 2009 by a broad spectrum of Palestinian Christian leaders, is addressed to Palestinians, Israelis, the international community--as well as all the churches of the world. It lifts up the classical theological virtues of faith, hope, and love that lie at the heart of the Christian Gospel, and affirms that resistance to injustice and oppression is firmly grounded in these principles. It is both an anguished cry in a dark hour and a profound testament to unquenchable hope.
The study plan includes informative background material on the Israel-Palestine conflict including three maps in color. This material provides essential historical, political, and theological context for the Kairos Palestine statement. The booklet is an excellent guide for readers undertaking an individual study of the document. Church-based groups will benefit from the detailed lesson plans for a three-week congregational study, inclulding a list of thought-provoking questions to stimulate reflection and discussion.