The 2017 General Council received a call from the Palestinian Christian community to respond to the continuing crisis in their homeland.
The assembly responded with Action 55 which states that the General Council:
Heeding that call, a mandate was issued to collect resources and engage in sharing those with a particular focus on how theologies are used to legitimate the continuing oppression of the Palestinian people.
This resource—Focus: Palestine—is the result. It is a comprehensive resource, spanning three parts, an extensive appendix, and linked videos. All of it may be freely downloaded, reproduced, and distributed for non-profit use with proper attribution.
“Hear the Palestinian address to the church. Listen to their stories and struggles; see their hope and resilience. And then, ‘Go and Tell,’ and boldly act. It is our hope that this handbook will encourage you in that truth-telling. May it be a pilgrimage of the heart, but even more, a journey into solidarity and justice.” —co-authors Katherine Cunningham and Noushin Darya Framke
Focus: Palestine Launch Webinar
WCRC Calls and Statements regarding Palestine