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IPMN Strongly Condemns Censorship of Academia by Private Business

IPMN Strongly Condemns Censorship of Academia by Private Business Sept. 30, 2020 — We strongly condemn the recent muzzling of free speech at San Francisco State University (SFSU) on 9/23 when “tech giants” Zoom, YouTube and Facebook blocked an online webinar after being pressured by pro-Israel groups. This censorship has resulted, yet again, in a… more
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2020 Annual Meeting

Take Courage! 2020 IPMN Annual Meeting November 13 -14 REPORTS posted below. God gave us the courage to declare the Good News to you boldly, in spite of great opposition. ~1 Thessalonians 2:2 Our 2020 meeting was held remotely: Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, 10:30am - 2pm ET Video of Keynote Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, 11am - 3pm ET Video of Panelistsmore
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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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Presbyterian Policies on Israel/Palestine

Policies on Israel/Palestine

of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Policies approved up to and including 223rd GA, 2018.

This is 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…
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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 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…

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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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