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Fifteen Orgs on Peace, Justice, and Equality

15 Christian churches and organizations call for peace, justice, and equality in Israel and Palestine Toward Peace, Justice, and Equality in Israel and Palestine February 15, 2017 As U.S.-based Christian churches, agencies, and organizations, we urge Congress and the Administration to take actions which will enhance the prospects for peace,… more
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Drop the Charges and End the Tarnishing Campaign

Drop the Charges and End the Tarnishing Campaign April 3, 2017 — The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) stands in full support of Dr. Omar Barghouti, Co-Founder of the global BDS movement for justice in Palestine, as he faces unjust persecution by Israeli authorities, in an attempt to silence him. He has been… more
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Zionism Unsettled

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… more

Statements and Press Releases

Economic Measures as Nonviolent Tools

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Ecumenical Statement on Employing Economic Measures as Nonviolent Tools for Justice in the Israeli-Palestinian Context August 22, 2016 — The U.S. Congress and 22 states across the U.S. are considering, or have passed, laws that penalize or criminalize the use of economic measures to oppose Israeli policies towards Palestinians that many find…

PC(USA) Continues its Strong Support for Palestinian Rights

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June 25, 2016 - During its 222nd biennial General Assembly, which took place in Portland, Oregon this week, the Presbyterian Church (USA) continued its strong support for Palestinian rights with the passage of a series of overtures. An overture calling on real estate company RE/MAX to stop selling properties in Israeli settlements built on…

After the 222nd General Assembly

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Greetings, friends.We have just returned from Portland and the 222ndGeneral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). For supporters of justice in Israel / Palestine, this last week was an important one. We are grateful for the hard work of the commissioners, particularly those on the Middle East Committee, for their faithfulness to the Gospel…

IPMN Response to the congressional letter on adherance to the Leahy Law

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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…

IPMN Statement in Solidarity with Muslims

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IPMN Stands in Solidarity with Muslims in America December 8, 2015 — The Israel/Palestine Mission Network is deeply alarmed by the rise of Islamophobic attacks and threats here in the United States. We condemn this behavior, along with all other forms of hatred, discrimination, and violence. And we stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and…

Interfaith groups call for the protection of Palestinians' freedom of worship in Jerusalem

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Interfaith groups call for the protection of Palestinians' freedom of worship in Jerusalem Sept.18, 2015 — We, the undersigned, come together in solidarity with Palestinians, especially those who have been prohibited from worshiping in peace and security at the Al Aqsa mosque sanctuary due to the escalation of Israeli settler violence, which is…

In Memoriam, Frederick W. Bush

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1929-2017


The Israel / Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA) gives thanks for the life and work of Professor Frederick Bush – his quiet and gentle demeanor and his passion for justice.  Those of us who knew him remember him as a thoughtful and compassionate man who lived a life of service to his community and to his church. 

Professor Frederick William Bush, professor emeritus of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, began his scholarly career after earning a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Washington, and a M. Div. and M. A. in Old Testament from Fuller Seminary.  He then attended Brandeis University and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and classical Arabic. During his 35-year tenure as Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary he spent a full year’s sabbatical in Israel/Palestine studying the physical and historical geography of Palestine and led or directed a summer program in…

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Hosanna Preaching Seminars

The Back Story

Yerevan_2It has been said that home is where the heart is. Home is remembered as the place where one flourished and is remembered with joy; when one has lost their home, that joy is mixed with an ever-present sadness and longing.  In 1915, a ten-year-old Osanna Panian left home and escaped what is now known as The Armenian Genocide; she survived and walked over the mountains into Iran and life as a refugee. Was she just lucky that she survived what Winston Churchill later called the first holocaust of the twentieth century? Or was it Providence? 

Osanna is the Latin version of the Greek word hosanna. It’s a popular girls’ name in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, but it is also a liturgical word with Hebrew and Aramaic roots meaning “Save me!” or “Help me!” When sung in the liturgy on Palm Sunday, this beseeching cry has the feel of a profound prayer for deliverance.  Osanna Panian was given this liturgical name because she was born on Palm Sunday in 1905. Little did anyone know…

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Blogs and Info-sites to visit

 
Kairos USA - a movement to unify and mobilize American Christians to take a prophetic stance for a just peace in Israel and Palestine
 
IMEU - Institute for Middle East Understanding
 
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 
 
Mar Elias Volunteers, by IPMNers Ted and Jane Settle

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