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Imagining the Way of Justice – Taking Action

7 years since UNJPPI was founded we are gathering in Ottawa Sept. 13-15. Our intention is to pay attention to the June 2017 call of the Palestinian churches to the World Council of Churches to engage in costly solidarity. A leader of the Palestinian Church will speak on “Effective Solidarity is Costly”. We will reflect on what has been accomplished since 2012 and we will ask what is blocking our work. Diana Ralph will help us think about what antisemitism means. Libby Davies will help us think about what is blocking political action in Canada. We will learn about the No Way To Treat A Child Campaign as well as Kumi Now which has been created by Sabeel.

Our focus will be on what we, as Canadians, can do to shift the conversation so that our government will actively hold Israel accountable for the ways it contravenes international humanitarian law through its military occupation of Palestine.

SPEAKERS:

  • A Palestinian Christian Leader on "Effective Solidarity is Costly"

  • Libby Davies on "What Blocks Politial Change"

  • Diana Ralph on "What is Antisemitism - What is not"

INTRODUCING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

  • United Church of Christ Video "How are the Children"

  • Palestine Land Exercise

  • Kumi Now

  • New workshops on "No Way To Treat A Child"

The gathering is also an important time for people from across Canada to re-connect and encourage one another in the work for justice in which we are engaged. We will have the opportunity to hear from General Council staff and to meet our new admin assistant, Natalie Maxson, a former ecumenical accompanier who begins work June 1st.

Come to experience mutual encouragement and to build the momentum of our work.

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