North American & International Christian Organizations
CMEP, a coalition of 27 church communions and organizations works to mobilize US Christians to embrace a holistic perspective and to be advocates of equality, human rights, security, and justice for Israelis, Palestinians, and all people of the Middle East.
Responding to the call of Middle East church and civic leaders, the mission of EMEU is to pray for and promote God’s justice, peace, reconciliation, and religious freedom by building friendships with the people and churches of the Middle East and the West.
Seeks to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.
To strive towards theological liberation through instilling the Christian faith in the daily lives of those who suffer under occupation, violence, injustice, and discrimination.
Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine is a faith-based organization that supports Palestinian-led, non-violent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it. By collaborating with local Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers and educating people in our home communities we strive to help create a space for justice and peace.
Enthusiastic, caring, and dedicated. A vision of justice and peace in Palestine and Israel brings internationals human rights monitors to witness life under occupation and go home to promote change. This is the group I served with in 2011. Excellent training, support, and orientation and opportunity to serve with a fascinating cross-section of international volunteers.
Important News Sources
A blog-based web magazine that is jointly owned by a group of journalists, bloggers, and photographers whose goal is to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground reporting and analysis of events in Israel and Palestine. Committed to human rights and freedom of information, they oppose the occupation. However, +972 Magazine does not represent any organization, political party or specific agenda.
Mondoweiss is an independent website devoted to informing readers about developments in Israel/Palestine and related US foreign policy. We provide news and analysis unavailable through the mainstream media regarding the struggle for Palestinian human rights.
Educational & Advocacy Organizations and People
We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. Be sure to check out the Israel & Occupied Palestinian Territories section as well as their “How to write an Effective Appeal Letter.” See Joe’s letter writing tutorial for more ideas.
We are a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.
A bi-national, volunteer based, movement working throughout Palestine and Israel to promote peace. For over a decade CFP has embodied and served as a model for humanistic values of freedom, democracy, security and dignity for all. They envision a strong, significant, influential binational community–a community that exemplifies viable cooperation: co-resistance to the occupation and violence, which forms the basis for future co-existence. Through joint nonviolence in the present, they lay the foundations for a nonviolent future.
- A Palestinian Christian Responds to Christian Zionism (click for more)
I am a Palestinian Christian and the most pressing question about Christian Zionism for me is not its theological predictions about the end times, prophecy, or the Second Coming, since the Bible makes clear that no one knows the exact time for the fulfillment of these prophecies, except the Father (Mark 13:32), and Christian church history has been full of those who made wrong predictions about the end times and the Second Coming, starting with St. Paul himself, through Martin Luther, and up to Hal Lindsay.
Three women committed to social justice, peacebuilding, and storytelling in Palestine and Israel who currently live and work in the Jerusalem area and come from diverse backgrounds. Through this podcast they seek to amplify minority voices and perspectives, especially women’s experiences in the private sphere as it is affected by the public sphere.
The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. Moreover, the PCFF has concluded that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable peace. The organization thus utilizes all resources available in education, public meetings and the media, to spread these ideas.
Sulaiman Khatib (co-founder of Combatants for Peace)