Quaker Palestine Israel Network (Q-PIN)
Over many years, Quakers have worked to support the development of lasting peace with justice in Israel Palestine. In the past few years several monthly meetings and yearly meetings have issued minutes of support for boycott and divestment as a nonviolent approach to advocate for change. Ann Arbor Meeting, Swannanoa Valley Meeting, Illinois Yearly Meeting to name just a few have expressed concern and actively advocated for peace and there is a growing energy and movement emerging among Friends. Q-PIN (The Quaker Palestine Israel Network) was founded in the Fall of 2013 to support the growth of this movement of Friends, to educate about boycott, divestment, and sanctions as a nonviolent approach, and to work together across Quaker meetings and churches and with the interfaith movement for greater impact.
A committee of the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting [Ann Arbor, MI]
The Palestine-Israel Action Group (PIAG) is a subcommittee of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting. The Group’s goals are to study the Israel/Palestine conflict, to promote dialogue among the Quaker community and the wider public about its economic, social, psychological, and political costs, and to work actively toward a solution in which both sides recognize and respect the other’s needs for peace, security, and identity.
Quakers With a Concern for Palestine-Israel
Friends are united in concern about the death and destruction occurring in Israel and Palestine. We believe we are called to care about all who suffer in this conflict and to respond as we each are led. We seek to educate ourselves and our Meetings about the crisis, sharing resources and news of ways in which Friends and their Meetings are responding. We are Friends in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington state who warmly invite your participation.