Palestine Israel Network 
7 May 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 work 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.


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


Are you coming to General Convention in Salt Lake City? Let us know. Can you help staff the EPF & PIN exhibits? 

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Preparing for Advocacy at General Convention Part I: 

  • Refresh your recollection of Episcopal Church policies on Palestine/Israel here.
  • B019 was the compromise resolution passed at the 2012 General Convention.  Check out the report of the B019 Implementation Committee here.
  • The Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns reports on pp. 12-14 on its work on Palestine/Israel here.


On the Ground in Palestine/Israel: Personal Reflections from Members of EPF PIN's Education Work Group and Friends


The delegation has wrapped up its time in Palestine/Israel. Review the first reflections posted in PINontheGo last week here.  Harry Gunkel reflects on Gaza here.  Look for more postings coming up on our Facebook page and links in next week's PINontheGo.



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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