Palestine Israel Network 
15 January 2015


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


In the 1 January PINontheGo we shared part of a blog post from our colleague Mark Braverman at Kairos USA in which he quoted Lutheran Robert Smith:


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 is a charge and a challenge to us in our work.  From time to time we've tried to make connections between the injustices in Palestine and the injustices in the US, most recently with #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter.

We again invite you to share how you might be weaving resistance into the fabric of your life, how you might be participating in struggles against injustices in your local context, how this statement from Smith resonates for you in your work. Send us photos or other illustrations and writings.  Tinka Perry illustrated this last week with how she uses her keffiyeh.  EPF PIN members and long-time volunteers with Sabeel and Friends of Sabeel North America Maurine and Bob Tobin illustrate it in their video about what they found in Gaza on their recent trip.

Eyewitness to Gaza by Maurine and Robert Tobin
Eyewitness to Gaza by Maurine and Robert Tobin



Other ways to make the connections:


  • Explore Israeli Military Detention - No Way to Treat A Child: how might you participate in this campaign?  Are there connections to what is happening to children where you live?
  • Is there a ReMax office in your community?  Check this out for all the information you'll need to organize a campaign Boycott Re/Max: No Open House on Stolen Land!

We are a dispersed community and are only as good as we communicate with one another around what we're doing. We hope you'll reflect on Smith's statement and share what you're doing where you are.



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