I’m following up here on my recent post encouraging you and other Palestinian justice advocates to start planning for World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel. Set for Sept. 20-26, this year’s event carries the theme “God has broken down the dividing walls.”
Plans are underway in multiple settings for public observances and worship services with the West Bank Separation Wall as the focus. Tearing down this wall is consistent with our Christian promise of reconciliation. It is the work of the worldwide church.
I offered a number of planning resources groups might be able to use in my last post. — including these World Week for Peace resources and The Wall Will Fall liturgy. And, as promised, I’m passing along below some additional examples of simple wall displays that could be used with indoor or outdoor gatherings during the Week for Peace. Another idea I want to suggest is to invite Palestinians to speak, or reach out to those who may have witnessed/experienced the brutal and destructive impact of the Separation Wall.
God has broken down the walls that divide us. Yet our work remains for the divided and occupied people of Palestine Israel.
(The Rev. Diane Dulin is a retired United Church of Christ minister and Director of Church Participation and Denominational Relations for Kairos USA.)