Devotional & Study Materials


In addition to the materials described on this page , we recommend the page for Church & Community Curricula, where you will find descriptions of these resources that can be used for personal and group study:

Courses and Study Guides:
• Study Guide for the Kairos Palestine Document (see it at the IPMN website, scroll down the page.)
• Call to Action: U.S. Response to the Kairos Palestine Document (see it at the Kairos USA website)
• Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace (see it at the IPMN website; see accompanying videos here)
• Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide (see it at the IPMN website; see accompanying videos here)
Chosen? Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, by Walter Brueggemann – includes study guide. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
• Hope for the Holy Land: Understanding and Responding to the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict. Download the brochure for this class.
• God’s People: Bible Studies Reflecting on the Holy Land Download this Bible Study. See both of the recommended papers by Christian Aid listed below.
• Study Guide for the book by Naim Ateek: A Palestinian Christian Guide for Reconciliation Download this Study Guide.

Papers that might be useful for group study and discussion:
Promoting a Just Peace in Palestine-Israel: A Guide for UCC Faith Leaders Download this Guide.
Facts on the Ground Download this paper
One Land and Many Voices: Strands of Christian thought about who lives in the Holy Land Download this paper
MCC and Palestine and Israel Download this paper

You can find more information about the above resources at the page for Church & Community Curricula.


Advent & Christmas

Kairos Palestine Christmas Resource 2016
The 2016 Kairos Palestine resource for Christmas has a special focus on Children. Reflections, scripture passages and more for every Sunday in Advent, written for us by Palestinians in the Holy Land.
By Kairos Palestine  View and download

Kairos Palestine Christmas Resource 2015
A set of essays by Palestinian women communicating the heart of the Christmas message in the midst of occupation, interspersed with passages from the Kairos Palestine document, scripture lessons, and powerful photos.
By Kairos Palestine

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Devotional Reflections for Advent 2015
Lectionary-based reflections from past and present missionaries in Palestine and Israel.
Shared by the Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem.
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Kairos Palestine Christmas Resource 2014
For each Sunday of Advent: reflections, scripture passages, excerpts from the Kairos Palestine document, all related to life in Palestine today, from a diverse range of Palestinian authors.
By Kairos Palestine  View and download


Lent & Easter

Lent 2017: What Would They Say Now?

Produced by FOSNA’s theology committee, this Lenten Study for 2017 includes six reflections.  It journeys through the Scriptures, exploring the experiences of particular Biblical characters—Abraham, King Hezekiah, the exiled community in Babylon, Mary of Nazareth, the Magi journeying to Bethlehem, and Jesus on the Mount of Olives—and pondering the similarities and differences between the “then” and the “now” in each sacred location. Includes photos, discussion questions and opportunities for action. View and download

Reflection for Lent 2016
An introduction to the days of Lent from longtime Palestinian peace activist and Christian leader Nora Carmi. Nora’s reflection on the potential Lent holds for us—rooted in scripture and based on the faith of the “living stones” of Palestinian Christians—challenges us to commit to making God’s Land “a promising land where the oppressed are liberated and the oppressor regains, once more, his humanity.” By Nora Carmi
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Holding Our Hurting Hearts: Lectionary Meditations for Lent 2016
Powerful and heartfelt meditations on the gospel readings for each of the six Sundays of Lent, offered as inspiration for preaching, teaching, and praying, in hopes we “may touch the boundless divine yearning for justice, woven into Creation and into humanity by the One who made us.” By Rev. Diane Dulin
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Kairos Palestine Lent/Easter Resource 2015
Seven weeks of reflections on the meaning of the Easter message and the realities of life for Palestinians today. By Kairos Palestine  View and download

Devotional for Lent 2015
Reflections from United Methodists serving in Israel/Palestine. Shared by the Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem

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Devotional for Holy Week 2015
Reflections from United Methodists serving in Palestine and Israel.
Shared by the Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem View and download