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Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel

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When not even home at night is safe for Palestinian children

“My Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel teammates were clearly upset when they came home one night after visiting a family in the West Bank town of Azun. As they debriefed with me, I learnt about the arrest of a 14-year-old Palestinian boy earlier that morning. This was the first time that we heard a firsthand account of Palestinian children being detained by the Israeli military, but sadly this wasn’t the last story that we documented in our roles as Ecumenical Accompaniers,” says Nell Potter from the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network

Rabbis for Human Rights joins a local olive harvest on 12 October 2021 near Awarta in Palestine (Photo courtesy of Rabbis for Human Rights)
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WCC accompaniers, Rabbis for Human Rights lend hands and hearts for olive harvest

Representatives from the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel recently joined with Rabbis for Human Rights to be a presence of helping hands and hopeful hearts in villages during the olive harvest

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South Hebron Hills families share stories of life under occupation

Jack Munayer, coordinator for the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel, recently visited the South Hebron Hills area with diplomatic delegates from eight different countries, as well as Israeli activists. The visit was organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The group visited families and listened to their stories with the goal of discerning the nature of hardship and trauma that the occupation continues to cause. Munayer shares his reflections on what he heard from communities and families.

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East Jerusalem Initiative: accompanying families facing eviction and displacement

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is beginning an East Jerusalem Initiative, through which the WCC-EAPPI is accompanying—even without a physical presence—families facing eviction and displacement, as well as people facing other violations of their rights. The WCC director of the Commission for the Churches on International Affairs Peter Prove explains the goals and history behind the East Jerusalem Initiative

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WCC-EAPPI Easter initiative to follow the footsteps of Jesus

While Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate Easter, military occupation continues to severely impact communities in the same places where Jesus himself is said to have walked in the Easter story. An Easter initiative by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel now sets out to connect the Biblical narrative with current realities in Palestine and Israel, to spotlight the injustices of life under occupation