Our Newsletters & Alerts



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February 16, 2022

Apartheid Report, Episcopal Church Resolutions, UCC Toolkit
• Episcopal Church Set to Consider Resolutions on Palestine
• Kairos Palestine Welcomes Amnesty International Report “Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians”
• UCC Matches Words with Action

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January 26, 2021

Call to Unity: FOSNA, PCAP, and Kairos USA issue Joint Statement in Support of Rev J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

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Anna Karin Hammer, Ecumenical coordinator Kairos Palestine – Sweden and Global Kairos for Justice – Europe, holds a sign that says “Preserve International Law”
December 29 2021

Church Struggle in Our Time: Voices of Protest and Prophecy
• Looking Ahead: Prophecy, Struggle and Hope
• Church of Sweden Calls for Investigation of Israel’s Human Rights Record
• Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1931-2021

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December 21, 2021

Pain, indignation, and the Things that Make for Peace: Christians and Jews Cry for Justice
• The Things That Make for Peace
• Persistance Rewarded: Episcopal Dioceses Pass Bold Resolutions
• Challenging “Death-dealing Theology”
• Alliance of Baptists Opposes Christian Zionism
• ”We are full of tears:” Rabbinical and Cantorial Students Appeal to the Heart of the Jewish Community
• Prophecy in Our Time

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December 8, 2021

News from the UK, Year-end wrap up, Kairos Christmas Alert
• Kairos Palestine Christmas Alert
• Inspiring Reports from the UK
• Answering the Cry, Summoning the Church
• Engaging Church Leaders and Members

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October 17, 2021

Church of England Miracle, UCC Action Resources, Christian Zionism Conference
• The Tipping Point
• “Some kind of miracle:”
News from the Church of England
• Words to Action: the UCC’s comprehensive guide to church activism
• Groundbreaking Global Conference
on Christian Zionism

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July 26, 2021

UCC Approves Historic Resolution
Delegates at the General Synod of the United Church of Christ have approved a resolution unprecedented in its condemnation of Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people and in its call to action as a matter of faith.

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July 24, 2021

Action Alert: Save the Tent of Nations
A call to action from Friends of Tent of Nations North America

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July 14, 2021

UCC Meets on Historic Resolution, UK Church Actions
• UCC Meets – Watch Live
• UK Churches Take Economic Action

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May 20, 2021

Jerusalem and Gaza – Calls for Solidarity Mount
• Kairos Palestine: “Call things by their names”
• From a Palestinian Pastor: An Open Letter to Christians
• From the United Church of Christ: The Ongoing Nakba
• From the Grassroots of the Democratic Party: No More Tax Dollars for Ethnic Cleansing
• Rashid Khalidi: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine
* From the grassroots in Palestine: Hear our voices: you have the power to help
• Take Action: resolutions of disapproval to stop weapons sale to Israel

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May 10, 2021

Pressure Mounts Against Jerusalem Expulsions
Rally in Washington planned for Tuesday, May 11th
See the reports and actions by faith coalitions and civil society partners; see the Democracy Now interview with Mohammed Al Kurd
See link for rallies being organized in the UK.

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April 30, 2021

Action Alert: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing of Jerusalem — Act Now on Planned Evictions
Urgent message from Palestinian Christians, coordinated action by broad international coalition, reflections and reports on the background of current ethnic cleansing in East Jerusalem

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April 1, 2021

Kairos Palestine Easter Alert: A Call from Jerusalem
• Devoted to Jerusalem, this year’s resource addresses four topics:
– The religious importance of Jerusalem.
– Jerusalem: a cause of violence or an instrument of peace?
– Jerusalem, a divided or united city?
– Jerusalem is the road to global peace.
• WCC-EAPPI Easter Initiative 2021

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March 30, 2021

Decolonizing Antisemitism — Voices from Palestine, the UK, and the United States
• Israel, Palestine, and the charge of Antisemitism
• Challenging the IRHA: The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism
• Decolonizing Antisemitism: “For the love of God, ditch the IHRA!”

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February 11, 2021

The People’s Patriarch — a new film about H.B. Michel Sabbah, Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem
Mark Braverman’s review of a beautifully produced film, built around a recent interview in which the Patriarch shares the history of the Palestinian struggle, his views on the current situation, and his uncompromising commitment to the truth.

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December 30, 2020

The Church Movement for Palestine in 2021 – A message from Kairos USA
• A Message from Kairos USA Executive Director Mark Braverman
• Call to Action: U.S. Response to Kairos Palestine
• Kairos USA Goals for 2021

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December 22, 2020

Prophetic Witness: Challenging Christian Zionism and the weaponizing of anti-Semitism
• Palestinians Decry the Weaponization of Anti-Semitism
• Indo-Palestine Solidarity Network Webinar on Christian Zionism
• Mapping the Movement

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December 15, 2020

Church Struggle in our Day, the Power of Hope, and our Annual Appeal
• Community, Fellowship, and a Passion for Justice
• The Church Struggle in Our Day
• Support the Mission of Kairos USA
• The Power of Hope

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November 25, 2020

BDS Toolkit arrives; groundbreaking news from global community
• Global Kairos for Justice Releases BDS Toolkit
• In Germany, Contrasting Responses to Cry for Hope
• Solidarity from Church of Norway: Statement on Christian Zionism
• Voices from the Global South: India and Asia-Pacific
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November 2, 2020

Advent Resources, Christmas Alert, BDS Toolkit, News and Action Roundup
• ”Hope for a Great Sea-Change”: Editor’s Note
• Register Now for “Objector,” Voice from the Holy Land Online Film Salon
• BDS Toolkit: Coming Soon
• Anticipating Advent: Resources
• Kairos Palestine Christmas Alert
• Breaking the Stories, curated by the Rev. Loren McGrail
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October 23, 2020

Palestinian letter to Congress, Evangelicals for Biden, Webinars for Streaming
• Freedom is the Future – Palestinian Letter to Congress
• New on Palestine Portal: Our selection of recent recorded webinars
• Election 2020: Evangelicals for Biden
• Sabeel-Kairos UK initiates program for Cry for Hope
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September 7th, 2020

Rev William Barber on Palestine, Global South for Palestine, and Upcoming Webinars

• “We are all made in God’s image” – statement by Rev. William Barber
• Upcoming Webinars: “Is it Antisemitic to criticize the State of Israel?” from UMKR, and “Roadmap to Apartheid” film and discussion from Voices from the Holy Land
• Global South for Palestine Statement against Annexation
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August 21, 2020

Global Kairos Cry for Hope, Anti-racism resources, new book from Palestine,
stop Annexation bill
• Global Kairos for Justice Network Calls Churches to Action
• UMKR Resources for Anti-racism Webinar Series
• Rep Betty McCollum introduces bill to block spending for annexation
• “The Other Side of the Wall”- new book by Rev. Munther Isaac of Kairos Palestine
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June 27, 2020

A Disturbing Presence: American Lutherans call for Liberation, Not Annexation
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June 19, 2020

“Our struggles are one” — the global movement for racial justice
• “Go out into the streets and lament loudly!” – Historic sermon by Rev. William Barber II
• Our Struggles Are One: Palestinians respond to killing of George Floyd
• Greek Orthodo Archbishop of Jerusalem Issues Statement in Solidarity with Anti-Racism Movement in America
• Prayer and Slide Presentation from Jack Munayer in Jerusalem
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May 15, 2020

Everyone is bleeding: European church and civil society leaders call EU to sanction Israel
• Christian leaders in Sweden to EU: Stop Israeli Annexation
• Denmark Friends of Bethlehem: “Consider concrete measures.”
• German Solidarity Groups: “A blatant violation of international law.”
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May 13, 2020

“Dire Consequences:” Christian Leaders Respond to Annexation
• Palestinian Churches and the Global Kairos Network Respond to the Israeli Election
• Kairos Palestine Sounds an Alarm
• Voices of Palestinian Christians: Stop Annexation!
• Analysis and Commentary from Jewish Israelis
• Kairos Sweden: Preserve International Law
• Sabeel-Kairos UK Call to Action
• Kairos Ireland Call to Action
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April 9, 2020

Palestine in lockdown, Easter reflections, Take action
• On Palestine in “lockdown”
• Easter Alert from Kairos Palestine
• Lenten Reflections in a Time of Pandemic
• Take Action: Lift the Blockade
• Take Action: Release Palestinian Child Detainees
• Take Action: Medical Relief for Gaza
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July 7, 2019

Human Rights on the March: Standing Up for free Speech, saying No to Christian Zionism
• Unitarians take a stand against anti-BDS legislation
• Standing for human rights is not anti-Semitic
• Historic action opposing Christian Zionism
• Community News on Palestine Portal
• Mapping the Movement for justice in Palestine

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May 30, 2019

Our Global Network
• German Parliament Condemns BDS
• Faith-based groups support bill for Palestinian Children
• Meet the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
• Mapping the Movement for justice in Palestine

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May 7, 2019

House Bill to Bar Israel From Using U.S. Military Aid to Detain Palestinian Children
• Article from The Intercept by Robert Mackey
• Resources and links for action from No Way to Treat a Child
• Political analysis from Josh Ruebner
• Last chance to sign the Kairos Palestine petition

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April 19, 2019

Easter Issue: The Way of the Cross in Palestine
• Kairos Palestine Easter Alert
• Rifat Kassis: Easter in the Holy Land
• UCC Bibliography for Children and Youth
• Meet the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network of Australia

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April 19, 2019

Good Friday Reflections: A Global Perspective
Katherine Cunningham’s “International Perspective of Good Friday” via the Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which is part of the Kairos Palestine Easter Alert 2019

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April 11, 2019

The Great March of Return: Christian, Jewish, and Israeli responses
• United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network statement.
• Rabbi Brant Rosen’s poem “Dream of Return.”
• Israeli Jews Addressing Palestinian Right of Return

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March 28, 2019

Sign the Global Kairos petition!
• Also learn about a new website on Christian Zionism.

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March 21, 2019

Inter-religious dialogue, children under detention, partner news
• Sabeel addresses inter-religious dialogue
• United Church of Christ: How are the children?
• National Council of Churches statement on Israel and Palestine
• Mondoweiss job openings
• Eyewitness Palestine “Eyes on Jerusalem” delegation

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February 21, 2019

Doing theology on multiple fronts — Renouncing Zionism, Global Kairos, and One Democratic State
• Jewish Voice for Peace renounces Zionism
• Global Kairos meeting adopts multi-year strategy
• One Democratic State Campaign inaugurated
• Furor over tweet provokes conversation about AIPAC and Zionism

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Dec 15, 2018

Our Global Kairos Community
• Message from Mark Braverman
• South African Conference says no to Israeli Academics
• Welcome Kairos Ireland!
• Meet the Palestine-Israel Network of the Mennonite Church USA
• Kairos Palestine Christmas Alert

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November 25, 2018

Connecting a World of Steadfast Resistance
• Welcome back to Palestine Portal Newsletter
• Presbyterian Mission Network statement on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
• International Kairos Conference, December 6-7
• Nassar Family receives World Methodist Council Peace Award for Tent of Nations
• United Methodists for Kairos Response Call to Action
• Jerusalem: What makes for Peace? US Christian Leadership Summit meets in Houston
• Sabeel Jerusalem Inaugurates Program to Highlight the International Solidarity Movement

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June 25, 2018

Presbyterians set the bar, Unitarians move ahead, and the importance of intersectionality
• Presbyterian Church USA adopts historic resolutions
• Action: Advocate with Congress for Palestinian Children -Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ
• Unitarians Consider Action Against Child Detention
• The Global Network – Kairos Sweden:  “We will continue to raise our voices.”

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June 15, 2018

Presbyterian Church USA poised to take action on Palestine 
• Presbyterian Church poised to take prophetic action
• Kairos Palestine Statement on Gaza and Jerusalem on the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba

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June 5, 2018

To Pope Francis — do not whitewash Israel’s crimes 
Christian leaders in Palestine are sending a letter to the Pope urging him to distance the Vatican from the exhibition soccer match to be held in Jerusalem, reportedly to be blessed by an emissary from the Vatican.

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May 19, 2018

Kairos Palestine Nakba call, Ecumenical youth statement, Reformed Church Communion Condemns Israel 
• The hope of the World: 70 Years of faithful resistance “We call upon churches to be the conscience of humanity.”
Kairos Palestine Statement on Gaza and Jerusalem on the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba
• Third Thursday Action Alert: Tell Congress 70 years of suffering is enough!
• Palestinian and World Christian Youth appeal to the global community on the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba
• World Council of Reformed Churches Condemns Israeli Response to Peaceful Gaza Protest, Calls on World Church Community to Express Solidarity

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May 13, 2018

Nakba Day Vigil FlyerNakba Day observances, U.S. Palestinian Christians, and “Southern Solidarity” with Palestine 
• South African Christian Groups hold Nakba Day Vigil, launch a Commitment to Action
• Palestinian Christians in the U.S. call on faith communities to end Israel’s Apartheid against the Palestinian people.
• Follow up story on Durham NC ban on militarized police training

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April 19, 2018

Palestinian Civil Society statement on Gaza, civic courage in Durham, and a new book from IPMN 
• Palestinian Civil Society Statement on Gaza
• Interfaith Clergy to Durham: End Police Partnerships with the IDF
• New Publication from IPMN: Why Palestine Matters

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March 31, 2018

Easter 2018
• At the Foot of the Cross in Gaza:  A Good Friday lament
• Kairos Palestine Easter Alert 2018
• World Council of Churches decries violence on Israel-Palestinian border

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January 20, 2018

Stand against cuts to UNRWA funding cut & Jerusalem decisions 
UNRWA & Jerusalem: Speak out against aid cuts to Palestinians and a dangerous decision on Jerusalem
• On Palestine Portal:  Advocacy for Jerusalem

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December 7, 2017

The Future of Jerusalem: On Trump’s announcement, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, promising to move US embassy there

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December 2, 2017

• Historic legislation in Congress for  Palestinian human rights
• Congressional Briefing: 2 Palestine Mayors
• Kairos Palestine: Christmas 2017 Resource
• Sabeel: Cornerstone Magazine, Naim Ateek Sermon
• Mayor of Bethlehem: Why are US Christians celebrating Israeli policies strangling Jesus’ birthplace?
• A Theology of BDS, by Rabbi Brant Rosen

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November 15, 2017

Protect Free Speech: Anti-BDS laws pose a serious threat to fundamental rights in the U.S., according to the ACLU and other civil rights authorities.

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October 31, 2017

Urge Congress to support Palestinian unity and end the Gaza blockade.

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October 28, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: ACLU Challenges Anti-BDS Legislation
THEOLOGY IN ACTION:  “An urgent issue of faith” – Interview with Dr. Peter Makari
PALESTINE PORTAL COMMUNITY:  One congregation has a big impact! » Tree of LIfe
MORE TRIPS: Find a dozen upcoming trips to the Holy Land
REMEMBRANCE: Cotton Fite, 1938-2017

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August 31, 2017, with correction

FEATURED ACTION ALERT: “Faith Leaders Denounce Israeli Travel Ban”
IN THE NEWS: Protecting the Right To Boycott
THEOLOGY IN ACTION: “A Journey in Solidarity” – Interview with Rev. John Wagner of UMKR
COMING EVENTS: Congregational Resources for 2017 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

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July 25, 2017

• Introducing Palestine Portal
• Breaking News: Faith Prevented from Boarding Flight to Israel
• Who is Jesus Christ for us today?
• Prophetic Church Actions in 2017
• 17 Churches Become HP-Free!
• Palestinian Christians Issue a Challenge to the Ecumenical Church
• Gaza (Must Be) Unlocked
• 10 Years Later: Let Gaza Live

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Palestine Portal Announcement #3 – June 16, 2017

More on what the Portal provides


Palestine Portal Announcement #2 – June 7, 2017

3 Ways to Support the Launch of Palestine Portal


Palestine Portal Launches – June 1, 2017