World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel
Sep 15 – Sep 22 all-day

logo of world council of churchesThe World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together for a week of prayer for a  just peace for all in Palestine and Israel.

The theme in 2019 is “Humanity and Equality in God’s Creation”.

The ongoing conflict and injustice in Palestine and Israel has created victims from all communities. This situation affects the future for everyone in the region, denies the equal human dignity of all people, and in all aspects of God’s creation. Though we are all created equally in God’s image, the military occupation and its discriminatory practices and impacts on entire Palestinian communities is an obstacle to the fullness of life for all in God’s creation.

Film Showing: Voices Across the Divide
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Voices Across the Divide posterThe Justice & Peace Commission has joined forces with the Leeds Pax Christi group to show this film aboout the Palestinian conflict. It will be shown as part of the Leeds Palestinian Film Festival.

Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, the film follows her personal journey as I begin to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.

Booking for this event will open in the Autumn.