One year after Israel's major military offensive on the Gaza Strip, Amnesty International has again urged all parties to meet their obligations to pursue accountability for war crimes and serious human rights violations which occurred during the conflict.
On 31 December 2009, a Gaza Freedom March will gather 1,400 people from across the globe, including faith leaders, to march nonviolently alongside Palestinian peoples to seek an end to the siege of the territory.
Peace activist Harmeet Singh Sooden has expressed dismay over the Canadian Government's failure to address an official complaint about his mistreatment by Israeli authorities, after taking more than a year to respond.
A group of Palestinian Christians representing a variety of churches and church-related organisations have issued an animated, prayerful and strongly theological call for an end to occupation of Palestine by Israel.
The World Council of Churches has criticised the construction of 900 new housing units in Israel's illegal Gilo settlement on traditionally Palestinian land in East Jerusalem, saying it further imperils peace and justice for all in the region.
Peace in its deepest, thickest, most holistic and most biblical form always challenges the status quo which maintains the structures of violence that benefit the powerful and privileged, says Timothy Seidel.