Our Newsletters & Alerts


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Newsletter – 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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Action Alert – May 7, 2019

House Bill to Bar Israel From Using U.S. Military Aid to Detain Palestinian Children
Special edition on the bill being introduced in the House of Representatives in support of 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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – 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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Action Alert – March 28, 2019

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

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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – June 15, 2019

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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – May 13, 2018

Nakba 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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Newsletter – 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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Newsletter – 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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Action Alert – 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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Newsletter – March 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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Action Alert – January 2018

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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Action Alert – December 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 2017 Newsletter

“COLORS OF PALESTINE” 2018 CALENDAR
NEWS & ACTION IN THE U.S.
• Historic legislation in Congress for  Palestinian human rights
• Congressional Briefing: 2 Palestine Mayors
PALESTINIAN RESOURCES & MESSAGES
• Kairos Palestine: Christmas 2017 Resource
• Sabeel: Cornerstone Magazine, Naim Ateek Sermon
• Mayor of Bethlehem: Why are US Christians celebrating Israeli policies strangling Jesus’ birthplace?
THEOLOGY IN ACTION 
• A Theology of BDS, by Rabbi Brant Rosen

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Action Alert – Nov. 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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Action Alert – October 2017

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

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October 2017 Newsletter

BREAKING NEWS: ACLU Challenges Anti-BDS Legislation
DONATE AND RECEIVE THE “COLORS OF PALESTINE” 2018 CALENDAR
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 2017 Newsletter, 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 2017 Newsletter

• 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

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Palestine Portal Announcement #2 – June 7, 2017

3 Ways to Support the Launch of Palestine Portal

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Palestine Portal Launches – June 1, 2017
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