An Occupation Free Faith Community commits to take specific advocacy steps to bring about a just peace in Israel/Palestine. Occupation Free Congregations can be churches, mosques, synagogues, or temples. Or they can be particular committees, taskforces, or boards within these communities that focus on Israel/Palestine or on peace and social justice issues. They can be Bible study groups, clergy groups, or campus ministries. Or they can be regional groupings of faith communities, or interfaith organizations.
Regardless of size, they are an integral part of the effort to change U.S. policy and bring about a just peace in Israel/Palestine.
Episcopal Church Votes to Divest from Israeli Human Rights AbusesJuly 13, 2018
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church, with more than 3 million members has voted to divest from companies involved in Israel’s…Read More
BREAKING: 10 big wins for Palestine at the Presbyterian Assembly!June 23, 2018
Late on the night of Friday, June 22, 2018, the Presbyterian Church (USA), which represents nearly 1.5 million Americans, voted overwhelmingly…Read More
Presbyterians are moving forward on Palestinian rights!June 14, 2018
Big things are happening. On Friday, June 15 in St. Louis, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is holding its biannual General Assembly…Read More
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Investment Screen!August 13, 2016
Huge news! Moments ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted overwhelmingly — by an estimated 90% — to create…Read More
UU Majority for Divestment; Presbyterians Take it to the Next Level!June 25, 2016
I cannot remember a more significant day in church activism for Palestinian rights than the past 24 hours. The largest gathering…Read More