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Kairos Christmas Alert 2018

Advent 2018 IPMN shares these Advent and Christmas resources in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Palestine: Click for Christmas Alert 2018. Click here for previous Christmas alerts. 2018 Bulletin Inserts Please use these inserts in your worship bulletins as well as in your narthex and your regular bible study. They can also be used in… more
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IPMN Strongly Condemns Antisemitic Shooting Attack in Pittsburgh

IPMN Strongly Condemns Antisemitic Shooting Attack in Pittsburgh October 27 — The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) strongly condemns the despicable, hate-filled shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during Shabbat services today. We stand in support of the members and leadership of… 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

Annual Meeting 2018

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You’re Invited! 2018 Annual MeetingIsrael/Palestine Mission Networkof the Presbyterian Church (USA) November 1-3, 2018 Click Here to Register! (book hotel room below) Click for AGENDA Facilitator: Rev. Denise Anderson Co-Moderator of the 223rd General Assembly of PC(USA) Joined and Knit Together But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in…

IPMN Stands Against Continuing Demolitions and Destruction of the Village of Al-Walajeh

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IPMN Stands Against Continuing Demolitions and Destruction of the Village of Al-Walajeh September 6, 2018 — Solidarity with residents of villages and olive tree farms during olive harvest and olive tree planting has long been part of IPMN’s mission presence in Palestine. For many years, we have been one of the partners of the Joint Advocacy…

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…

WCRC Statement on Palestine

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World Communion of Reformed Churches GENERAL COUNCIL 2017 Public Witness Report PALESTINE - AN URGENT ISSUE OF FAITH FOR THE WORLD COMMUNION This year marks 69 years since the creation of the State of Israel. The General Council wishes to reaffirm its commitment to peace and security for the Israeli people and state. The General Council also…

Jerusalem as Capital

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The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA) strongly condemns the U.S. President’s decision to 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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BDS Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

January 31, 2018 —Norwegian parliamentarian Bjørnar Moxnes officially nominated the BDS movement for Palestinian rights for a Nobel Peace Prize. He did so with the support of his party, the progressive Rødt (Red) Party, explaining why BDS "should be supported without reservation by all democratically-minded people and states."

Statement by Norwegian Parliamentarian Bjørnar Moxnes on Nominating the BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights for a Nobel Peace Prize: 

As a member of the Norwegian parliament, I proudly use my authority as an elected official to nominate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nominating the BDS movement for this recognition is perfectly in line with the principles I and my party hold very dear. Like the BDS movement, we are fully committed to stopping an ascendent, racist and right-wing politics sweeping too much of our world, and securing freedom, justice and equality for all people.

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Hosanna Preaching Seminars


The 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…

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Blogs & Info-sites

 
Kairos Palestine A Confession of Faith from the Christians of Palestine
 
Palestine Portal - Find out what you can do as an individual, at your church, and in your community. Connect with organizations and communities around the world committed to the struggle for liberation and justice.
 
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,  PC(USA) Peacemaking Trip 
 
 
Wallwritings, by Jim Wall, retired Managing Editor of Christian Century
 
Shalom Rav - A blog by Rabbi Brant Rosen
 
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Israel/Palestine page 
 
Miko Peled's Blog - Author of The General's Son, Israeli Advocate 
 
Mar Elias Volunteers, Blog by IPMNers Ted and…

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