Palestine Israel Network 
5 February 2015


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


The Palestine Israel Network, in its founding statement, dedicated itself to establishing a network 'advocating for a more robust Episcopal Church witness for justice and peace for our Palestinian and Israeli brothers and sisters.'  We based this on

In a faithful response to our founding call, former and present members of the EPF Palestine Israel Network steering committee, its work groups and founding members, invite you, sister and brother Episcopalians, to join us in signing this statement of conscience if you haven't already done so via the 2 February PINontheGo, the 4 February EPF Peace on the Go or other Facebook or Twitter shares.

 During the Christmas just past, most of us will have sung:

"Oh, little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie"


"o come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem"

But Bethlehem has not lain still for many years and few people want to go there anymore. Sadly, many of those who sang those lines prefer to think about a dreamy Christmas pageant Bethlehem over the stark reality that their holy land is a place besieged....


We invite you to read the entire Statement of Conscience here and to sign on to it at the link provided.



No Way to Treat a Child, a campaign supported by several of our allies in the work, has a Facebook page Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child.  If you're on Facebook, how about 'liking' it?  Gerard Horton, who has done a good bit of research and writing on the issue has a piece up on +972 Magazine.  Check it out here.  Check the campaign website for more information and a toolkit.



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 gearing up for our presence at General Convention where several diocesan resolutions raising Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions issues will be considered.  California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington have passed resolutions dealing with some aspect of BDS.  If your diocese has passed a BDS resolution and we've missed reporting on it, please email us with a link and other information you think helpful.



If you'd like to get these emails and you are not an EPF or EPF PIN member or are not an Episcopalian, check this link and check off to get the PIN complimentary list.  Note also that you can contact members of the steering committee by clicking on their name in the sidebar.


Please remember to 'like' us on Facebook and comment on the postings in the community section of the PIN website

Episcopal Peace Fellowship
PO Box 15, Claysburg, PA 16625




Visit the Palestine Israel Network 


And please join PIN and EPF 

  for a more robust Episcopal


for justice and peace  


Want to get more involved?   


Contact a member of the Steering Committee: 

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



PIN Convener:

Donna Hicks 



Work group conveners:

Education: Ann Coburn

Advocacy & GC2015 planning: Brian Grieves

Local organizing:

Mary Morris