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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- 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…
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…