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AGM 2020 Saturday 21st November

The AGM this year will be held by ZOOM and all members will receive the papers in advance and should have received them by October 31st either by post or by e-mail attachment. If not please let Michael, our Membership Secertary, know by e-mailing admin@livingstones.ngo and your e-mail will be forwarded to him. Registration is from 10.30 …

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Christian-Muslim Relations in Syria: Andrew Ashdown

“Offering an authoritative study of the plural religious landscape in modern Syria and of the diverse Christian and Muslim communities that have cohabited the country for centuries, this volume considers a wide range of cultural, religious and political issues that have impacted the interreligious dynamic, putting them in their local and wider context. Combining fieldwork …

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UK Government Position on Israeli Annexation of Palestinian West Bank

This is a copy of a letter from Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to Priti Patel, MP for Witham and Home Secretary. who had contacted Dominic Raab in response to an enquiry to her from Colin South as a member of her constituency. Colin had asked Priti for the official government …

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere: Christ at the Checkpoint Webinar

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere: Examining the Palestinian and African-American contexts A conversation with world renown theologian Willie Jennings  The webinar took place Saturday 1st of August and was recorded. Dear Participants and Partners, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in …

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Quaker statement on potential Israeli annexation of the West Bank

Amid uncertainty around threatened Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank, Quaker Peace & Social Witness has joined American Friends Service Committee and Friends Committee on National Legislation to express their deep concern. They say annexation would make permanent a system of inequality and would deny justice to Palestinians whose rights have already been violated. The full text of their …

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Black Lives Matter: A Declaration of Solidarity from Kairos Palestine

Love is seeing the face of God in every human being.  Every person is my brother or my sister.  However, seeing the face of God in everyone does not mean accepting evil or aggression on their part.  Rather, this love seeks to correct the evil and stop the aggression.  (Kairos Palestine: a confession of faith and …

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A Short History of Living Stones of the Holy Land Trust

Living Stones of the Holy Land Trust emerged out of conversation between two academic colleagues, Duncan Macpherson and the late Fr. Michael Prior.[1] They were mulling over their experiences of leading student groups to the Holy Land. Michael, who was Biblical scholar, had also just returned from a year-long study sabbatical at the world leading École …

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Holy See Statement on Palestine

Today, H.E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, was contacted by telephone by H.E. Saeb Erekat, Chief negotiator and Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The latter wished to inform the Holy See about recent developments in the Palestinian territories and of the possibility of Israeli applying its sovereignty unilaterally to …

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