Category - palestine

  • 13 May 2010

    Theologians, peace advocates and justice tourism activists will gather in Geneva from 18-21 May 2010 for a meeting to consolidate a “theology of pilgrimage for Palestine-Israel”.

  • 5 Apr 2010

    The heads of the historic Christian churches in Jerusalem have stressed the need for courage, reconciliation and perseverance in the face of violence and division in today's world.

  • 2 Apr 2010

    Ekklesia is delighted to announce that we will be running both the script and podcasts from five short Easter talks on Premier Christian Radio by our friend and contributor, Harry Hagopian, former executive secretary for the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) and now an ecumenical, legal and political consultant for the Armenian Orthodox Church.

  • 11 Mar 2010

    Human rights campaigners in Swansea are seeking the prosecution of Tesco stores for their trade in produce from Israeli settlements in Palestine. They accuse the company of misleading shoppers.

  • 15 Feb 2010

    In December 2009, the Palestinian churches issued what some regard as the most significant Christian theological statement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in many years, says Michael Marten. So why have many churches been slow to respond to the Kairos Palestine Document, and what does this important statement require of us personally, spiritually and politically?

  • 30 Dec 2009

    An 85-year-old survivor of the Nazi holocaust has begun a hunger strike in response to the Israeli authorities' denial of human rights in Gaza. Hedy Epstein is part of a group who have been refused access to Gaza to join a peaceful solidarity march.

  • 24 Dec 2009

    There is no room at the inn at Bethlehem this Christmas as the city's hotels are fully booked, something mayor Victor Batarseh attributes to the efforts of Christian churches abroad to bring pilgrims to the city.

  • 15 Jul 2009

    The government’s decision to revoke five arms export licences to Israel has been described by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) as “far too little, far too late”.

  • 5 May 2009

    A Palestinian community organization is offering a way for many more countries to join World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, 4-10 June 2009 – by sending peace prayers to Bethlehem. The Week is intended to generate joint church action for a just peace.

  • 26 Dec 2008

    Following widespread international criticism, Israel has re-opened crossings into the Gaza Strip to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.