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IPMN statement post ceasefire with Gaza

Presbyterians Must Not Turn Their Attention from Palestine May 28, 2021 — Last week’s ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is a welcome development after an eleven day barrage of Israeli missiles killed 248 Palestinians and injured nearly two thousand others in Gaza while unguided Hamas missiles killed 14 Israelis and wounded over one hundred… more
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Monthly Prayer Calls

Prayers for Palestine Monthly IPMN Prayer Meeting by ZoomEvery 2nd Tuesday at Noon ET The Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) is offering a monthly prayer call for Palestine. It is held the second Tuesday of every month at noon and led by Katie Archibald-Woodward, a member of the IPMN Steering Committee. The call is held via Zoom meeting… more
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Webinars and Interviews on Palestine-Israel

Webinars/Interviews on Palestine/Israel... ...and intersectional justice. Listed alphabetically, according to host organization and chronologically within each group listing. (Beginning in April 2020 with the onset of Covid-19 2020 Pandemic). Adalah Justice Project - adalahjusticeproject.org Abolition and Liberation - August 29, 2020 an… more

IPMN stands with #BlackLivesMatter and the BNC call for Solidarity.

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IPMN stands with the Movement for Black Lives, #BlackLivesMatterand the BNC call for Solidarity. June 1, 2020 — IPMN stands against racism and white supremacy and strongly condemns the tactics used by the white police officer in Minneapolis. The disregard for human life on the part of our so-called "Law and Order" officials, especially when it…

UN Releases report on business activities in Israeli settlements in Palestine

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UN Releases report on business activities in Israeli settlements in Palestine that violate international law and human rights [IPMN has uploaded a PDF version of the report online.] UN Press Release: GENEVA (12 February) – The UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities relating to…

Presbyterians Oppose Congressional and State Anti-BDS Legislation

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Presbyterians Oppose Congressional and State Anti-BDS Legislation [see also: Protect Your Right To Boycott - a joint message from IPMN and our partner faith groups and organizations] February 5, 2019 — Statement by Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA): “It’s unfortunate that one…

On Antisemitism

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On Antisemitism IPMN stands against all forms of bigotry, discrimination, and hate, including antisemitism* and Islamophobia. And we maintain that being anti-Zionist is not the same as being antisemitic. Education and advocacy for justice in Israel-Palestine require clarification of important distinctions between Judaism and Zionism. Jewish Voice…

IPMN Responds To US Decision To Cease All Funding To UNRWA

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IPMN Responds To US Decision To Cease All Funding To UNRWA September 6, 2018 — As the current and past moderators of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we strongly condemn the action taken last week by the State Department to completely withdraw US funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).…

Jerusalem as Capital

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The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA) strongly condemns the U.S. President’s decisionto single out Jerusalem as a Jewish capital. Jerusalem is the spiritual heart of all three Abrahamic faiths. Read Dec. 6, 2017 letter to Donald J. Trump from patriarchs and heads of local Jerusalem churches on this issue. Jerusalem fact sheet Legal…

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The Hosanna Preaching Project

The Hosanna Preaching Project came into being in 2014 to challenge and equip preachers to engage the Israel-Palestine issue from a stance of Christian solidarity with the Palestinian people and utilizing the best contemporary theological resources.

The Hosanna Project has expanded to include church educators as well as preachers, and teamed up with Black religionist Dr. Taurean J. Webb, Garrett Seminary. Webb’s ground-breaking curriculum, “Journeys Toward Justice”, originally prepared for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, will be the basis for our virtual conference in 2021.

Each year participants may enter a preaching submission that was written or preached as a result of the Hosanna Preaching Project experience. The prize-winning sermons hold their communities accountable to biblical and contemporary international standards of justice.

Visit the Hosanna Preaching Project website for full information and archives.

 


In 1915, the ten-year-old Osanna Panian walked over the…

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Presbyterian Policies on Israel/Palestine

—not an exhaustive list—

For more, see pc-biz.org, or index.pcusa.org
 
Click here for printer friendly PDF version of this list.
click here for Printer friendly PDF version, listed by year approved

 

Human Rights

  • Called for the use of diplomatic tools by the government of the United States to bring Israel into full compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by granting full equality to its citizens who are Palestinian, by “changing its laws, policies, and practices that favor its Jewish citizens and discriminate against its Christian and Muslim citizens and other ethnic minorities.”  2018
  • Affirmed Nonviolent Means of Resistance Against Human Oppression.  2016
  • Passed the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy report entitled: For Human Values in the Absence of a Just Peace.  2016
  • Advocated for the Safety and Well-being of Children of Palestine and Israel.  2016
  • Reaffirmed the commitment of the PC(USA) to the human rights of all children, particularly…
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Why Palestine Matters

April 3, 2018 — Louisville, KY

The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) [IPMN] is pleased to announce the publication of Why Palestine Matters, The Struggle To End Colonialism, a new book contextualizing the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people within other global justice struggles, available from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) bookstore.

 

With a foreword by Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories, the book is grounded in international law and brings Palestine into focus through a lens of intersectionality.

Walter Brueggemann of Columbia Theological Seminary has praised the book, saying “[this] wake-up call alerts us to the reality that Palestinians are real people who have real human needs and real political legitimacy, who live under an oppressive system of colonial occupying exploitation. This important book summons us to a new awareness that carries with it a mandate to policies and…

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