Palestine Israel Network 
1 January 2015


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


Our colleague Mark Braverman at Kairos USA in 'An American moment: Creative resistance at home and with global partners,' referenced Lutheran Robert Smith's opening comments at the Kairos Palestine International Conference in Bethlehem 4-6 December 2014:


"How can those of us who are not Palestinian weave resistance into the fabric of our lives? One way is to identify how the structures perpetuating the sin of occupation inform injustices in our home contexts. This is what is intended as the message of Kairos for Global Justice. How do we participate in struggles against those injustices in our local contexts, consciously linking them to the quest for justice in Palestine? How do the theologies identified as harmful in Kairos Palestine harm others as well; how do those imperial theologies benefit not just Israeli power but power and privilege in many other places as well?" 


This could be a rubric for our work in the coming year leading up to, through and past The Episcopal Church's General Convention in June/July. Are these questions with which you've been wrestling around Palestine and Israel and in your local context?


In this New Year, we invite you to share how you might be weaving resistance into the fabric of your life or how you might be participating in struggles against injustices in your local context or how this statement from Smith resonates for you in your work. Send photos or other illustrations and writings to us.


Colleague Joe Groves illustrates this weaving resistance and working in one's local context in this reflection from his time on an Interfaith Peacebuilders  delegation in late 2014.


Finally a shout-out to Amy Kruse for her work on the steering committee and her shepherding of EPF PIN's finances.  Thanks Amy for your solid work with us!



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Ann CoburnLinda Gaither, Brian Grieves, Donna Hicks, Amy KruseAllison Liles,Mary MorrisCabell Tennis  



PIN Convener:

Donna Hicks 



Work group conveners:

Education: Ann Coburn

Advocacy & GC2015 planning: Brian Grieves

Local organizing:

Mary Morris