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2019 Annual Meeting Registration

You’re Invited! 2019 Annual Meeting Israel/Palestine Mission Networkof the Presbyterian Church (USA) “Behold, I am doing a new thing... Now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?" ~Isaiah 43:19 November 7-9th, 2019 First & Franklin Presbyterian Church210 West Madison St. Baltimore, Maryland Click here to register now! We are looking forward to… more
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PC(USA) asks Congress to support HR 496 on the Right to Boycott

Presbyterian Church (USA) asks Congress to support HR 496 on the right to boycott The Presbyterian Church (USA) has sent a letter to the House of Representatives today urging support for H.Res. 496. The resolution led by Reps. Ilhan Omar, John Lewis, and Rashida Tlaib, affirms Americans’ right to boycott. As reported by Presbyterian News Service,… more
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Why Palestine Matters

Why Palestine Matters, The Struggle To End Colonialism 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… more

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…

Nakba, 70 Years On

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PCUSA signsEcumenical Statement - The Nakba, 70 Years On: Seeking a Hopeful Future in a Time of Yearning [The following ecumenical statement was issued on the 70 years since the establishment of the State of Israel and the resulting Palestinian Nakba ("catastrophe").] For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your…

Presbyterian Policies on Israel/Palestine

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Summary of recent PC(USA) actions on Israel/Palestine Issues (click here for Printer friendly PDF file) In 2010, the 219th GA actions reaffirming historical PC(USA) positions on Israel-Palestine, called for: Immediate cessation of all violence, whether perpetrated by Israelis or Palestinians End of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and…

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).…

Open Letter NCCOP

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OPEN LETTER National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine June 12, 2017 Open letter from The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) to the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. ~ Isaiah 1:17 Background As we meet this month in Bethlehem…

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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Stop the Xenophobia!


IPMN Condemns Xenophobia and Racist Rhetoric

 July 19, 2019 — The rhetoric of racism and xenophobia continues to alarm Americans in a time of deteriorating social norms. When a crowd is encouraged to shout “send her back” at a political rally and echoes the narrative of white supremacy and xenophobic nationalism, we are in dangerous territory.

The Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) strongly condemns any use of such language as well as the use of racist rhetoric such as “go back to where you came from”, which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) identifies as textbook examples of unlawful bigoted harrasment. On its website, the federal agency, which enforces the government's employment discrimination laws, states that “ethnic slurs and other verbal or physical conduct because of nationality are illegal…” 

We stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia; as a member of Congress, she is a role model for…

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Keep Hope Alive Trips

IPMN Partners with JAI

Keep Hope Alive Trips

Launched in 2002, the JAI' Olive Tree Campaign distributes olive saplings among farmers, sponsored by individuals, YMCAs, YWCAs, churches, church related organizations, human rights organizations, as well as solidarity and advocacy groups around the world, as an act of solidarity and support to help 'Keep Hope Alive'. The farmers supported are these who suffer from the various Israeli policies that put their land and property under the threat of confiscation, and the sponsored olive trees get planted in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip areas where olive trees have been uprooted and destroyed by the Israelis, or where fields are threatened to be confiscated by the Israeli military Occupation, or where parts of the Israeli apartheid wall and settlements are constructed on part of the land.

JAI OTC Poster English M"Security reasons" is the Israeli excuse given for the uprooting of trees, while in reality Palestinians' olive trees are destroyed for the…

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Hosanna Preaching Seminars


woman_keyThe purpose of the seminars is to struggle with and to address the serious theological problems which arise when the traditions of a religious community and its way of reading the scriptures assert that its members are somehow chosen, set apart, called or covenanted to be in a unique and specially privileged relationship with God to the exclusion of all others. These assertions have profoundly affected the self understanding, the relationships to those outside the religious community and the attitudes and values of many within the Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions across the centuries. And, secular nation-states, like the USA, Israel, and others sometimes make similar claims of divine election.  

It is one thing to affirm that every man, woman and child on earth is created in the image and likeness of God, is infinitely loved by God and therefore is of infinite value. It is quite another to claim that belonging to one or another of these religious or national communities…

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