Conversations is an ongoing forum for discussion, presentations and readings on the history, the current status, and the effects of continual changes within and among occupied Palestine, Israel and the United States. It meets evenings, twice a month, in Leffler House, on the St. Mark’s Cathedral campus. As a forum it is ecumenical, non-sectarian, and unaffiliated with any church, religious organization or other community group. It invites and encourages the participation of people from all segments of the community.
|COMMUNITY AND MIDDLE EAST PEACEBUILDERS
Community & Middle East Peace Builders(CMEPB) exists to build strategic connections between people of the West and the Middle East for the glory of God. They do this first through their own domestic initiatives of education, advocacy and building relationships, and secondly by supporting the “LAMPS Of The Middle East”, i.e. indigenous Middle Eastern churches and organizations in their effort to be faithful witnesses in their Middle Eastern context. CMEPB considers issues through compassionate listening; restorative justice; nonviolence; cultural and multi-faith diversity impacting lives in the Northwest; immigration justice; concerns of Veterans returning from Middle East wars; and much more.
|EPISCOPAL BISHOP’S COMMITTEE FOR ISRAEL/PALESTINE OF THE DIOCESE OF OLYMPIA
Through education, advocacy and prayer, the Bishop’s Committee for Israel/Palestine works to support Christian brothers and sisters in their witness for justice and peace. The Committee 1) provides information, speakers, and multi-media presentations for congregations and the public; 2) sponsors visitations, exchanges, and pilgrimages to the Holy Land; 3) works with ecumenical and interfaith partners on awareness and advocacy programs and action; and 4) develops companion relationships with parishes and ministries in the Diocese of Jerusalem.
|MIDEAST FOCUS MINISTRY
Mideast Focus Ministry has a 40+ year history of linking the Gospel message and the struggle for justice in the Holy Land. With full recognition of the historical legacy of antisemitism, members seek to make our community (church and city/region) aware of the suffering and opportunity for justice between people tied to disparate religions and histories. Our programs, consisting of films, lectures and classes, offer a guide to hope for all who care about this troubled part of the world.
|THE NORTH PUGET SOUND ISRAEL-PALESTINE MISSION NETWORK
The Everett-based North Puget Sound Israel-Palestine Mission Network(NPSI-PMN) was formed in 2007 after some members had returned from traveling in Israel and Palestine and seeing with their own eyes what was really happening on the ground. The network meets monthly to plan educational and/or advocacy events that will help the church and communities to understand the crisis that exists in that land we call Holy. The members find that it is also necessary to encourage each other to keep their hope up for the day when justice and peace will prevail in Israel and Palestine.
|ISRAEL PALESTINE JUSTICE of University Congregational United Church of Christ
The Palestine Action Group was formed in 2014 at University Congregational, United Church of Christ. In 2015, the church, state and national UCC voted to support a resolution to 1) Educate the community, 2) Boycott and divest from companies that profit from the illegal occupation, 3) Apply Congressional pressure, and 4) Promote interfaith dialogue. The group publishes a newsletter and engages in a variety of actions. It changed its name to Israel Palestine Justice in February 2017.
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