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“The Deal of the Century: A Plan to Liquidate the Palestine Question”
• 8 November 2019 • Washington, DC, USA
Save the date for the 2019 Palestine Center Annual Conference!
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AMP’s 12th Annual Palestine Convention:
Election 2020: Palestine…Working for Justice
• 28-30 November 2019 • Chicago, Illinois, USA
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
As we draw closer to the 2020 election season, issues related to Palestine and the Muslim community have become a focal point in our national conversation. From the Kushner deal to the proposal of bills attempting to criminalize BDS, matters affecting our communities are at the center of national debate. It is imperative that we take advantage of the positioning of these topics at the forefront of our national dialogue; we must focus on the strategic placement of Palestine.
Social justice organizing in the political arena should be centered on assessing what is already underway and positioning ourselves to take advantage of the forces that are at play, both those working with and against us. Candidates must be held accountable for their policy positions when it comes to Palestine, and our community should be informed regarding what type of legislation candidates in various races plan to support.
The AMP conference this year seeks to concentrate its various tracks on examining the various dimensions and implications of these issues in relation to this contentious election season.
Learn more and register: https://www.palestineconvention.org
Two Holy Land Conferences, back to back!
Kairos Palestine and Sabeel are scheduling their 2019 events consecutively,
so that supporters can attend both in one trip to Palestine.
Kairos Palestine 10th Anniversary
29 November 2019 • Bethlehem , PALESTINE
2019 marks the 10 year anniversary of the launch of the Kairos Palestine document.
Therefore an international conference will be held in Bethlehem in Dar Al Kalima University
College on November 29th, 2019, whch is also the International Day of Solidarity with the
Palestinian People. This year’s conference topic is “ 10 years of Kairos, Past present and
future.” This year’s conference is of great importance as it commemorates the work of the
past 10 years and discuss the approach of future work. it also serves as a space for the
international friends and partners to re-strengthen as well as to exchange achievements,
strategies, and campaigns.
To register for our conference: http://atg.ps/register/
Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
Download this invitation and register at the Sabeel website:
We call on our friends to come and join us in this important gathering. Your presence gives us hope and encouragement as together we continue on the path of peace with justice. This will be a time of fellowship, friendship, and renewal, as well as a time to learn and discuss.
It is said that theology is like a cross which vertically leads humanity to God, and horizontally leads us to our neighbour. For Palestinian Christians, this link was damaged during the Nakba. Unable to go back to our former theological thinking while struggling to find a way forward. Whether it was Western feelings of guilt, the theology of Christian literalists, or the ideology of Zionism, the bible was used to grant approval to the tragedy of the Palestinian people.
This is the Faith Nakba, from which various Palestinian Christian theologies have sprung. We at Sabeel believe it is now time to celebrate these theologies, the answers they provide, and the questions they raise; and to gather to recommit ourselves to keep on the struggle until justice, liberation, and peace are realized.
This gathering will explore the following themes:
1. Realities on the Ground
We will spend time seeing the realities on the ground in Palestine and Israel. Speaking to people, seeing places, and spending time in reflection in the land of the Holy One.
2. The Theologies of Palestine
We will hear from theologians from Palestine and further afield. We will discuss and reflect together on the past, present, and future.
3. Theology in Action
Based on the new Kumi Now initiative from Sabeel we will explore the ways in which Palestinian Liberation Theology is developed through action in order to achieve a just peace in Palestine and Israel. We believe that there arethree principles on which any action should be based: it should be just (based on international law), inclusive (open to all), and nonviolent (not overcoming evil by evil, but overcoming evil by good (Romans 12:21))
We will hear from activists, organizations, and individuals from various backgrounds. We will take part in action, and we will endeavour to answer the question of how theology can lead to action in order to achieve a just peace.
Walking with Palestinian Christians
The first denomination-wide United Methodist conference on Israel/Palestine, organized by the General Board of Global Ministries and presented at the mega-church Ginghamsburg UMC.
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United Methodist justice advocates gathering in Des Moines Iowa to discuss recent successess and challenges and plan the next chapter for UMKR, the denomination-wide movement for a just peace in the Holy Land. See details