Why Palestine Matters, The Struggle To End Colonialism, contextualizes the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people within other global justice struggles. 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, calling all those who struggle for justice against oppression to consider the challenge of seeing Palestinians in the context of other justice struggles. Why Palestine Matters demonstrates that the project of human emancipation is not limited to Palestine, but it also cannot proceed without Palestine.
Released in April, 2018, Why Palestine Matters is a 108-page, full- color publication with visuals on every page, a discussion guide, and maps. A companion website features further resources for study, including video clips and discussion guide.
Praise for the book:
Omar Barghouti, Palestinian human rights defender, co-founder of the BDS movement and co-recipient of the 2017 Gandhi Peace Award, praised the book, saying “This precious collection transcends description to offer prescription. It offers piercing, factual analyses not just to educate but, crucially, to empower and mobilize people of conscience into morally-consistent action to stand with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality."
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 actions that bespeak compassion and embody restorative justice.”
Click here for the website of Why Palestine Matters, The Struggle To End Colonialism, including Discussion Guide and Video episodes for Chapters.
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 land of Palestine and Israel? What steps can be taken to bring peace, reconciliation, and justice to the homeland that Palestinians and Israelis share?
Zionism Unsettled embraces these critical issues fearlessly and with inspiring scope. The booklet and companion video draw together compelling and diverse viewpoints from Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Israel, Palestine, the US, and around the globe. By contrasting mainstream perceptions with important alternative perspectives frequently ignored in the media, Zionism Unsettled is an invaluable guide to deeper understanding.
Released in January 2014 to immediate critical acclaim, Zionism Unsettled consists of a 74-page illustrated booklet and a free companion video.
A how-to guide for class leaders and focused discussion prompts make it an ideal resource for multi-week exploratory education programs in churches, mosques, synagogues, and all classroom settings.
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Expanded second edition, April 2011
What are the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What are the common myths and misperceptions about the conflict? What is the role of the US government in the conflict and the peace process? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead in the quest for peace? How can congregations contribute to the cause of just peace for the people who share the Holy Land? Steadfast Hope presents a compelling snapshot of the current situation on the ground, highlighting the tragic human costs of war and occupation. The booklet also offers an inspiring view of cooperation among Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peacemakers working for justice and reconciliation. This 48-page, richly illustrated booklet is accompanied by a free companion video with short segments for group viewing and discussion. The booklet also includes a study guide for weekly lesson plans.
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1-9 copies: $10 each, 10-19 copies: $7 each, 20+ copies: $5 each
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This study and class outline is designed for use with the Cradle of Our Faith booklet. Includes discussion questions.
This PowerPoint slideshow contains profiles of seven countries in the Middle East and Africa: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Iraq and Egypt. Each profile includes essential statistics, the history and current state of Christians in the country, information about PC(USA) partners and prayers. The slideshow lets you use your keyboard arrow buttons to move forward and back through the slides.
A list of books focusing on the culture of Christians in the Middle East and the tensions which concern them.
you can watch some of this RCA video here
IPMN is pleased to share this Advent Devotional as a response to the call of Kairos Palestine and God's urgent call to justice and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel. We hope you will engage with the scriptures and the stories they have inspired this Advent season as we await the coming of the Prince of Peace.