This community seeks to follow the model of the 1st Century Jesus by “speaking truth to power” in 21st Century Palestine and Israel. The pursuit of justice is based on building meaningful relationships between and among all people, using the definition given to us by Martin Luther King, Jr., “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” This community works for justice in Palestine and Israel by raising awareness about the current situation there, sponsoring trips/pilgrimages to the Holy Land, networking with other likeminded faith-based groups, and advocating the pursuit of justice with elected policy makers. We believe that if justice exists, peace will be found. Contact GJ Tarazi or Dona Smith-Powers.
Final: 2 resollutions for the 2017 gathering
Submitted for the Community for Justice in Palestine and Israel by Leslie Withers, Mark Reeve, G.J. and Kay Tarazi, Carol Blythe, and Rick Goodman.
Meeting at 2015 Alliance Gathering
17 people met at the 2015 Annual Gathering in Atlanta. This document is the notes from our discussions at that meeting.
Handouts from Community Mtg 4/18/2015
* Fact Sheet on Gaza
* On-line Palestine resources
* Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace info
* Save the dates flyer - Sept. 2015 community gathering
Resource for September 2014 from Faith Forum Third Thursday
Action Alert from Faith Forum for Sept, 2014
Jewish-Muslim Speakers on US Tour
Here is a description of the Rabbi and the Muslim NonViolent activist. FYI
Room For Hope Festival Sept 25-19, 2014
Room For Hope Festival
BRIGHT STARS OF BETHLEHEM and
ALLIANCE OF BAPTISTS’ JUSTICE IN PALESTINE & ISRAEL COMMUNITY
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204 St. John’s Baptist Church
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204