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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  Saturday 1st of August 20:00 Jerusalem time (13:00 EST, 17:00 GMT) 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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Kairos Palestine Statement on the Dire Consequences of Israel’s Coalition Government

On April 30th, 2020, Kairos Palestine issued the following statement on  The Dire Consequences of Israel’s “Coalition Government” Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:23-24) The board of Kairos Palestine raises …

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A Statement by the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem on the “Deal of the Century”

After a thorough consideration of the United States of America’s Middle East peace plan, also known as, the “Deal of the Century”, and after reviewing the reactions of all concerned parties on the matter, we, Patriarchs and Heads of the Holy Land Churches, affirm our strong devotion to achieving a just and comprehensive peace in …

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Michael Prior Lecture & AGM November 2019

Our AGM took place on 16th November 2019 at Our Lady of Victories Church, Kensington, London. This was preceded by the Michael Prior Lecture entitled “An Unholy Mess” given by Chris Doyle, of the Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding (CAABU).