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Pilgrimage to Peace

Third Reformed Church

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Reflections on Pilgrimage to Peace event

In two different presentations, in Kalamazoo and Holland, over 200 joined the conversation about the realities affecting both Israelis and Palestinians, and how people of faith in the US can play a positive role in pursuing peace and justice in the Holy Land.

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon
Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace

Jessica Montell
Executive Director of HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual

Sami Awad
Palestinian Christian & Executive Director of Holy Land Trust
As listed, on their websites, “Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of 27 national Church denominations and organizations working to encourage U.S. policies that actively promote just, lasting and comprehensive resolutions to conflicts in the Middle East. CMEP helps church organizations, leaders, and individuals nationwide advocate in a knowledgeable, timely, holistic, and effective way to express their concerns about justice and peace for all peoples in the Middle East. CMEP uses three primary strategies to encourage U.S. policies that promote a just peace: Educate; Elevate; and Advocate.”

“HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual is an Israeli human rights organization with the main aim of assisting Palestinians of the occupied territories whose rights are violated due to Israel’s policies.”

“Founded in 1998 based on strong principles of nonviolence, Holy Land Trust was the brainchild of Sami Awad, following the legacy of a family committed to peace and reconciliation work. Shortly thereafter, the 2nd intifada (“uprising” or “shaking off” in Arabic) bagan, and witnessed an upsurge of violence in the West Bank and Gaza. Sami, convinced that there was an alternative, was training community members on the principles of nonviolence as the way forward.”

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At Kairos West Michigan, we work to unify and mobilize West Michigan Christians to take a stand for peace in Israel/Palestine. We believe that the time is right and that God is preparing the way for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine.

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143 W 34th St, Holland, MI 49423

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