Category - palestine

  • 17 Aug 2014

    The stories from Iraq are getting worse. There is news of massacres and threatened massacres, reported deaths and abductions, the sufferings of Yazidis, Christians and the many Muslims who reject the message of ISIS. It makes me sad and angry in equal measure.

  • 18 Apr 2014

    Two major church-related development networks have condemned the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank

  • 24 Dec 2013

    The 'Bethlehem Unwrapped' Christmastide celebrations and events at St James' Piccadilly are partly to raise funds for the Future Peacemakers Appeal, Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem (www.holylandtrust.org) and partly to raise awareness and support for "Kairos Palestine", backed by Ekklesia and many others.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    Palestinian President Abbas has called Jesus "a role model for the Palestinians", in a Christmas message from the West Bank.

  • 16 Nov 2013

    Forget what self-appointed experts might tell you or what political bureaucrats might suggest either. Just cast a quick look for yourself at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) map today, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. The inescapable conclusion – the revealing truth, if you will – is that things are not going well at all. In fact, things are quite messy – and perilously so too.

  • 27 Oct 2013

    The Israeli authorities have been asked to drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail.

  • 12 Sep 2013

    Churches, faith-based organisations and civil society groups will observe the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel from 22 to 28 September 2013.

  • 27 Aug 2013

    There are people who could be very confused by the UK government's support for human rights in Syria.

  • 5 Jun 2013

    As in the case of Palestine, and unless the international community oversteps its most prurient interests and comes together to help Syria emerge from its current violence, we could well end up with a failed state that is not too distant from the Somali experience, says regional expert and observer Dr Harry Hagopian. We could indeed witness the fragmentation of the country, as many Syrians currently claim is slowly, inexorably happening. Yet there is still room for manoeuvre and hope.

  • 7 Apr 2013

    Israel’s military response to protests in the West Bank is failing to respect the human rights of Palestinians, Amnesty International says.