Palestine Israel Network 
23 April 2015




Salt Lake City - June 24-July 3, 2015


If you've looked at the General Convention website to check out what it costs to attend, you'll know that it's not inexpensive.  The Episcopal Peace Fellowship, of which the Palestine Israel Network is an active part, sends its staff  and exhibits as a part of The Consultation.  We invite you to support us in our efforts set out here by making a donation to defray GC costs.


Join us on Wednesday 24 June at 5:00PM at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark for the EPF/Sayre Peace Award Reception.  Come celebrate the life and work of Newland Smith, recipient of the John Nevin Sayre Peace Award  in recognition of his relentless witness to nonviolent peacemaking. Enjoy the reception buffet with a Middle Eastern flavor.   Join us at The Wall as we lift up the connections that bind our work for social justice, challenging us to dismantle every wall, visible and invisible, that separates the one human family.  Tickets available at this link.



EPF is sponsoring or will be following resolutions emerging from our Action Groups and dioceses around the country on Gun Violence, Palestine and Abolition of the Death Penalty.  

In the coming weeks PIN will be circulating information and action suggestions on the Palestine resolutions coming out of the Dioceses of California, Hawaii and Washington and from the Standing Commission on Anglican International Concerns for Peace with Justice and other reports from church governing bodies and committees on Palestine/Israel. 




For the fourth consecutive General Convention, EPF will fund and send young adults between the ages of 18-30 to advocate for peace and justice resolutions through testimony, creating legislation and then seeking out sponsors for it, and to see first hand how The Episcopal Church functions as the largest democratically elected governing body in the world.  Since less than five percent of elected deputies are under the age of 30,  the EPF Young Adult Delegation raises up voices that might otherwise not be heard.




EPF will once again cluster with our Consultation partners in a block of exhibit space, offering visitors an array of educational materials, curricula, t-shirts, and other items.  The Speakers' Corner, site of daily speeches by important voices raised on behalf of peace with justice, will be coordinated by EPF on behalf of the entire Consultation.  



Daily EPF emails and PINontheGo when there are updates to report will keep those at home up-to-date on the decision-making processes unfolding at General Convention.



YOUR SUPPORT FOR EPF@GC  WILL MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN! Donate online.  To contribute by check see this link.


Pilgrimage and Witness: Members of the Palestine Israel Network's education work group is on the ground in Palestine/Israel from 18 April - 1 May.  We look forward to their reports and reflections which will be posted in the Community section of the website.


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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: Newland Smith

Local organizing:

Mary Morris