Solidarity travel: When times are tough, friends show up

solidarity travel home pageThe month of October and the first days of November have brought heightened tension and increasing harassment against Palestinians within occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. Neighborhoods have been shut down and checkpoints have proliferated. While it may seem counter-intuitive, this may be the most important time to plan a trip to Palestine. Read more.

Worship resources that lift up justice in the Holy Land

worship resources 1Kairos USA and United Methodist Kairos Response are putting together collection of worship and devotional resources to clarify and enrich the spiritual connection to the cause of justice in the Holy Land. We encourage faith communities and other justice advocates to use our resources in times of worship, personal and community devotions, and other faith-based activities. Read more.

An Apartheid Wall draws attention in Seattle

seattle wall Home pageWe were heartened to see our friends in Seattle organize in support of the recent World Week for Peace in Israel Palestine. The Kairos Puget Sound Coalition erected an 8-foot high by 20-foot wide model of the apartheid Wall in Palestine at the Westlake Center, which sits right in the middle of downtown Seattle.  Read more.

Palestinian justice challenges German church

360px-Holocaust_memorial_treeKairos USA Executive Director Mark Braverman recently returned from a speaking tour in Germany. He writes: "... the growing movement within Germany to support the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and equality has created a problem for the German church, which has officially declared itself, along with the German government itself, as having a special responsibility to the Jewish people and for the welfare of the State of Israel. Indeed, the German Protestant church is on a collision course with the growing movement at the church grassroots in solidarity with the Palestinian human rights struggle." Read more.

‘Voices’ video debuts at Kairos LA Conference

Voice videoThose attending the recent Kairos USA Los Angeles Conference had a chance to hear from some of our friends in Palestine. Palestinians eager to have the American church join their movement for justice and human rights spoke directly to the gathering via a powerful video called “Voices From Palestine.” Read more.