This year’s Kairos Palestine Advent and Christmas Alert is devoted to the plight of Palestinian Children. In his powerful introductory essay, Rifat Odeh Kassis writes: “Palestinian children are like other children anywhere; they have rights and needs. What distinguishes them from others, however, is the situation they face every day: they are living under military occupation which affects all aspects of their lives, including the right to freedom itself.”
Download the wonderful Advent and Christmas Alert for use in your church, community and organization. Forward it to family, friends, clergy, and allied organizations. It includes Rifat Kassis’ important piece and
other essays, reports, and reflections by Patriarch Michel Sabbagh, Kairos Palestine’s Hind Khoury, Palestinian Quaker Jean Zaru, and South African Kairos theologian John de Gruchy — each one to treasure on the four Sundays of Advent.
Revisit John de Gruchy’s “Christmas as Protest” — a timeless — and timely — meditation by this author of the South Africa Kairos document, published first last year in our Advent-Christmas newsletter.