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7-8 September, 2019; Washington, DC, USA
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC): Preparing for 2020: Advocating for Rights, Justice and Freedom in Palestine and Israel
• 13-15 September 2019; Ottawa, Canada
United Network for Justice & Peace in Palestine & Israel (UNJPPI):
Imagining the Way of Justice–Taking Action
• 8 November 2019; Washington, DC, USA
The Palestine Center: The Deal of the Century: A Plan to Liquidate the Palestine Question
28-30 November 2019; Chicago, Illinois, USA
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP): Election 2020: Palestine…Working for Justice
• 29 Nov – 7 Dec, 2019; Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Palestine
Back-to-back Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Jerusalem Conferences
• 24-27 April, 2020; Washington, DC, USA
Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice: 2020 Theme – Climate Change

Preparing for 2020: Advocating for Rights, Justice and Freedom in Palestine and Israel

• 7-8 September  •  Washington, DC, USA
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

AFSC is organizing a two day gathering in Washington, DC to provide a space where organizers can come together to sharpen their advocacy skills and network with others as we prepare to engage in 2020 election year conversations about justice and equality in Israel and Palestine.

The gathering (held 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday) will focus on current campaigns to advocate for Palestinian children’s rights, end the blockade of Gaza, and to protect our rights to support BDS and engage in economic activism at the city, state and national levels.

Four sessions with experienced organizers and movement leaders are designed to share best practices and skills on advocating with elected officials and how to engage across movements to build solidarity and power.

Also included in the weekend agenda is a participatory workshop on specific skills used in grassroots engagement during the primary campaign season and when visiting members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

In order to assure that you will be provided lunch, please RSVP by September 4.
Registration is now open here. Cost is on a sliding scale to ensure that the event is affordable for all.

Some of the speakers include: Jehad Abusalim, Mae Cannon, Marya Farah, Chip Gibbons, Will Hopkins, Andrew Kadi, Tanya Kelani, Shaina Low, Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, Yazan Meqbil, Jamal Najjab, Paula Roderick, Alice Rothchild, Josh Ruebner, Diala Shamas and more.
If you have any questions, email: SeptemberDC@afsc.org
Register here



UNJPPI: Imagining the Way of Justice–Taking Action

•  13-15 September 2019  •  Ottawa, Canada


Join with us to learn and build the network in “Costly Solidarity.” Members and supporters of United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI) are invited to this Gathering. It will be an opportunity to connect with people across Canada working to accomplish the mission of UNJPPI.
Our intention is to pay attention to the June 2017 call of the Palestinian churches to the World Council of Churches to engage in costly solidarity. A leader of the Palestinian Church will speak on “Effective Solidarity is Costly. We will reflect on what has been accomplished since 2012 and we will ask what is blocking our work.
The meeting site is the Best Western Plus Conference Centre in Ottawa.
For more information about the speakers and program, and to register, visit www.unjppi.ca.
Noura Erakat will be hosted by CJPME on Thursday, Sep 12 at 7:00 pm ET


The 2019 Palestine Center Annual Conference:
“The Deal of the Century: A Plan to Liquidate the Palestine Question”

•  8 November 2019  •  Washington, DC, USA
Save the date for the 2019 Palestine Center Annual Conference!

Can’t make it to Washington, DC?
Watch this event live (and all other Palestine Center Events) from anywhere in the world.
Stay tuned for more information about our speakers and program.

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Read about our past annual conferences:
https://www.thejerusalemfund.org/category/pc/annual-conference


AMP’s12th Annual Palestine Convention:
Election 2020: Palestine…Working for Justice

•  28-30 November 2019  •  Chicago, Illinois, USA
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)

As we draw closer to the 2020 election season, issues related to Palestine and the Muslim community have become a focal point in our national conversation. From the Kushner deal to the proposal of bills attempting to criminalize BDS, matters affecting our communities are at the center of national debate. It is imperative that we take advantage of the positioning of these topics at the forefront of our national dialogue; we must focus on the strategic placement of Palestine.

Social justice organizing in the political arena should be centered on assessing what is already underway and positioning ourselves to take advantage of the forces that are at play, both those working with and against us. Candidates must be held accountable for their policy positions when it comes to Palestine, and our community should be informed regarding what type of legislation candidates in various races plan to support.

The AMP conference this year seeks to concentrate its various tracks on examining the various dimensions and implications of these issues in relation to this contentious election season.

Learn more and register: https://www.palestineconvention.org


Attend Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Jerusalem Events in One Trip: November-December 2019

Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Jerusalem are scheduling their 2019 events consecutively, so that supporters can attend both in one trip to Palestine.  The Kairos Palestine conference will be held on the 29-30 November to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (observed annually on 29 November).  The Sabeel International Gathering will be held on 2-7 December. See more below.

SEE THE KAIROS PALESTINE CONFERENCE HERE
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Palestinian Theologies In Action: An International Gathering for Friends and Supporters of Sabeel


•  2-7 December 2019  • Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Palestine

Come and bring your friends! It will be a time of fellowship, friendship, and renewal, as well as a
time to learn and discuss.
    It is said that theology is like a cross which vertically leads humanity to God, and horizontally leads us to our neighbour. For Palestinian Christians, this link was damaged during the Nakba. Unable to go back to our former theological thinking while struggling to find a way forward….the bible was used to grant approval to the tragedy of the Palestinian people. This is the Faith Nakba, from which various Palestinian Christian theologies have sprung. We at Sabeel believe it is now time to celebrate these theologies… Read more online

This Gathering will explore following themes:
1. Realities on the Ground
2. The Theologies of Palestine
3. Theology in Action.
We will hear from activists, organisations, and individuals from various backgrounds. We will take part in action, and we will endeavour to answer the question of how theology can lead to action in order to achieve a just peace. We call on our friends to come and join us at this important gathering. Your presence gives us hope and encouragement as together we continue on the path of peace with justice. Learn more and register here


ECUMENICAL ADVOCACY DAYS FOR GLOBAL PEACE WITH JUSTICE: SAVE THE DATE for EAD 2020

• 24-27 April 2020  • Washington, DC, USA

Climate change affects everyone and disproportionately affects those struggling to overcome poverty. 2020 will be a pivotal year for the United States and the world with a general election that will set the course for the next four years – with an enduring impact on climate and economic justice.
Save the Date for Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2020, April 24-27, on re-imagining community for God’s earth and people. Come to learn about the intersection of climate change and economic injustice, and to advocate for climate justice.
“As the indigenous people of Colombia we are part of . . .the environment created by God. Therefore, we ask that the mistreatment of ‘Mother Earth’ cease.”
– Guaviare indigenous leader, quoted in Instrumentum Laboris: The Amazon: New Path for the Church and Integral Ecology.
“We look for — and speed the coming of — the new heavens and a new earth, where justice is at home.” (2 Peter 3:12,13)

PALESTINE PORTAL’S NOTE: With a focus on every geographic region in the world, EAD always includes excellent workshops and action for justice and peace in Israel/Palestine

Check here for more information on EAD 2020 as it becomes available:
https://advocacydays.org/about-ead/future-planned-national-gatherings/2020-national-gathering

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.
Learn more about EAD: https://advocacydays.org