Community for Justice in Palestine & Israel

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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.

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Alliance gathering in Raleigh April 26-28

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Emily McCoy Emily McCoy 2 years, 3 months ago.

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    Leslie Withers
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    We hope that many of you will attend the Alliance of Baptists Annual Gathering in Raleigh on April 28-30. During the weekend, we will gather as a community twice to share what we have been doing both individually and in our churches and also to talk about the upcoming resolutions. Recently, some of us in the community met to make plans for our time together at the Annual Meeting. Leah Grundset-Davis, Leslie Withers, Carol Blythe, Rick Goodman, Kay Tarazi and I met in Washington, D.C. as we anticipated our meeting in April. We are presenting two new resolutions and one call to action that we have submitted to the Alliance of Baptists Board. The two resolutions are “A Statement on Supporting the Right of Dissent” and “A Statement in Support of the Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Persecution and Harassment Based on Religion”. You can see the resolutions in the Documents section for the community.

    You should have already received this information in an email that Mark Reeve sent out recently. If you did not get the email, please contact Mark (mark@ML1945.com) with your correct email address.

    Hope to see you in Raleigh next week!

    Leslie

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    G.J. Tarazi
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    We are looking forward to being with you all! Share our past accomplishments and planning for the coming year is exciting and motivating for our community. In addition, the keynote speakers and workshops at the Annual Gathering sound very interesting and timely. It should be missed.
    We hope you can make it.

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    Emily McCoy
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    We look forward to seeing all those who are advocating for justice in Palestine.

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