World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 17 to 24 September 2017
During this week, which includes the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September, church organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of support in favour of peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians. Resources:
- Order of service for the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
(Adapted from the Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem)
- The World Council of Churches is also offering a short series of personal videos that can be shown in worship or at coffee hour: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/what-we-do/12-faces-of-hope
Call for prayers: In just 68 words… (pdf, 400 KB)
This year marks the 100th year since the Balfour declaration. That declaration was just 68 words. But those 68 words have had a dramatic impact. We know prayer can also have a lasting impact. We invite you to give a prayer in support of all people seeking justice and peace in Palestine and Israel in just 68 words. More information is posted in the flyer; follow the PDF link above.