Resources and Documents

We are promoting INFO-MAPS from PIAG: two-sided cards with maps showing Israel's takeover of Palestinian lands since 1946.

Israel/Palestine: A Progressive Jew's Dilemma - Talk by Kay Halpern at Paint Branch UUC, Adelphi, MD, June 28, 2009

An op-ed by Saree Makdisi on June 22, 2009: The language that absolves Israel.

WIAMEP letter to Obama administration.

We invite you to listen to a sermon by Rev. John Chane, Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC, at St. Columba on Oct. 5, 2008, soon after returning from a trip to the Holy Land.

See WIAMEP's Statement on Economic Measures (pdf) approved May 2008.

"Commentary of John Salzberg, Co-Chair of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace" aired on WAMU-FM on Friday, July 18:  http://wamu.org/news/08/07/18.php#22037

The Gaza Strip: A Humanitarian Implosion by Crisis Action, a coalition of Non-Government Organizations in Gaza, early 2008.

Three ELCA bishops write to Condoleeza Rice upon their return home from Israel and Palestine in May 2005.

WIAMEP letter to President Bush expressing appreciation for comments on settlements. May 11, 2005.

A Letter to the Episcopal Bishops of the United States Concerning Current Conditions in the Holy Land from clergy and lay members of churches in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. April 15, 2005.

An excellent UN report on the situation in Bethlehem (1.3 MB pdf). It illustrates conditions under occupation succinctly (13 pages) and graphically (photos and other graphics), presenting facts and figures, but also personal accounts of real people. December 2004.

July 2004 Article by Gila Svirsky: "An effort to clarify to a wider audience what is actually wrong with the so-called 'security fence'."

"Peace in the Middle East" United Methodist Church Resolution Passed at the 2004 General Conference meeting in Pittsburgh April 27-May 7, 2004. An excerpt: "Be it further resolved, that we urge the U.S. government to end all military aid to the region, and second to redistribute the large amount of aid now given to  Israel and Egypt; to support economic development efforts of nongovernmental organizations throughout the region, including religious institutions, human rights groups, labor unions, and professional groups within Palestinian communities." A collection of statements on the Middle East by many Christian denominations may be found here.

The Road to Middle East Peace,  "A good historic article on Jewish-American efforts toward peace with Palestinians."

The Jerusalem Sabeel Document lays out a theological, moral and legal basis for pursuing justice in Palestine. April 2004   PDF pamphlet (1MB)     MSWord 8.5x11 version (57KB)

Churches for Middle East Peace position paper: Middle East Security and Development: A New Approach. March 2004

Carnegie Endowment Policy Brief: The Greater Middle East Initiative: Off to a False Start. March 2004

U.K. House of Commons Report: Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 15 January 2004

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): THE IMPACT OF ISRAEL'S SEPARATION BARRIER ON AFFECTED WEST BANK COMMUNITIES.  30 November 2003    MSWord version

What is Islam's Relation with Judaism and Christianity? A historical perspective by John L. Esposito,  Opinion in Gulf News (UAE). August 15, 2003

"Christian Zionism" and the Myth of America by Rev. John Hubers (Reformed Church in America). May 9, 2003

The American Jewish Committee Statement on the Roadmap. May 9, 2003

A Timeline of the Israeli-Arab Conflict. May 2003

The First Alexandria Declaration of Religious Leaders of the Holy Land. January 21, 2002.

Witness from Palestine: Comments by WIAMEP member Philip Farah at 1st HCEF Intl. Conference, 1999


 

Episcopal Church

Middle East Resolutions and Policies of the Episcopal Church


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