Justice – Just Peace for Palestine and Israel

by | Jan 28, 2020

The Just Peace for Palestine/Israel Working Group works cooperatively with other faith communities and non-governmental organizations as we: raise awareness and educate church and community members about the history and current conditions of Palestinians and Israelis; amplify the voices of Palestinian Christians and church partners in Palestine/Israel; and advocate for justice, human rights and adherence to international law in relation to Palestine and Israel toward the goal of a just peace.

Members of the Working Group: Steve Berube (NB), Linda Scherzinger (NS), Jim Wicks (PEI), Myrna Wicks (PEI), Anne Hoganson (NS), Bev McDonald(NS), Doug Rigby(NS), Mary Rigby(NS), Pat Mercer(NL), Hope Rowsell (NL).  All of these individuals have traveled to Palestine and Israel multiple times and are willing to be contacted to share their experiences with your group.

Online Workshop – Request “Speaking Up for the Children“, a facilitated online workshop for your community.  Learn more here. (downloadable pdf poster)

Upcoming sessions for anyone to join: October 19th or 26th at 7pm.  Contact Linda Scherzinger by email to Register.

Sign E-petition on the Rights of Palestinian Children, before Nov. 3rd 2020

Resources and Links

General information about BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) as action for change can be found at https://bdsmovement.net/

Information about economic actions suggested by the United Church of Canada can be found HERE.

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a list in 2020 of businesses with ties to (illegal) Israeli settlements in the West Bank.  UNHRC List of Businesses

For information about work in this area contact:

Laura Hunter

Minister for Justice, Mission, and Outreach for

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council
Regional Council 15
First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council

lhunter@united-church.ca
1-800-268-3781 ext. 6157