Some of the sermon materials listed in Palestine Portal may not deal directly with the Holy Land, although most of them do. All have clear applications to the issues and concerns of those who seek a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. A few are not actually sermons, but provide rich subject matter from which to develop one.
Whether you are clergy or laity, whether you expect to preach in church or speak in another venue, we hope these resources will inspire you and enable you to move your listeners to deeper reflection and prophetic action.
Materials are grouped by the sources from which they came, but all should be useful and worth investigating across denominations. We are eager to expand our listings of sermons; please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming soon: brief descriptions for each resource below
Get In The Boat
When faced with acts of hatred and violence in our society, rather than passively withdraw, our faith calls require us to face the storm and be a witness for his love and for justice. (Following a mass shooting at a church in Charleston, SC) by Lara Stroud. Source: http://insearchofthinplaces.blogspot.com/2015/06/get-in-boat.html?m=1
ISRAEL/PALESTINE MISSION NETWORK of the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
Chosen For Righteousness, by Lisa Lopez
Eat, Drink and Overturn the Tables, by Addie Domske
I Will Not Keep Silent, by John Cole
IPMN_Opening Worship sermon, 2010, by Craig Hunter
IPMN Opening Worship sermon, 2011, by J Herbert Nelson
Learn about the IPMN Hosanna Preaching Seminars
Sermon at St. Etienne Church, Jerusalem, March 2016, by Michel Sabbah
The Challenge Of Jubilee, Advent message 2016, by Naim Ateek
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Found at UCC Global Ministries: http://www.globalministries.org/meinitiative
From Fear To Joy, by Munther Isaac
How Can I Not Sing, by Jean Zaru
Justice and Peace and Peacemaking, by Nora Carmi
Rebuke, Disrupt, Shout
A sermon based on Matthew 25:14-30, presenting the Parable of the Talents as a lesson about power, greed, and corruption, by Rev. Loren McGrail
Seeing God’s Glory, by Dale Bishop
The Escape To Egypt, by Munib Younan
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
What Does Lord Require of the Ecumenical Community?
Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions as Nonviolent, Loving Actions, By David Wildman
UNITED NETWORK FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE IN PALESTINE & ISRAEL (UNJPPI),
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Banquet of Reconciliation
Psalm 21 and the Human Predicament, by Richard Falk
(cited by IPMN)