Israel and Palestine
The Fellowship of Reconciliation has a long history of leading delegations to Israel and Palestine to educate participants about the nature of the conflict and support the work of building bridges of reconciliation between people. This effort takes place within the framework of resisting all forms of militarism, racism and economic injustice and creating international support for nonviolent conflict transformation.
The first FOR interfaith delegation to the Middle East took place in June, 1975 under the leadership of Alan Solomonow. In 1998, under the guidance of Doug Hostetter, Interfaith Peace Builders was established to continue our partnership with organizations practicing nonviolent resistance to settlement expansion, home demolition, checkpoints and military incursions. In 2006 the IFPB became an independent organization with the support of FOR.
Recently, changing conditions on the ground have given rise to new directions in the movement building and solidarity work of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The recently reconstituted Palestine Israel working group of the Middle East Task force takes direction from FOR’s new campaign: Demilitarizing Life & Land. As part of this campaign, FOR sponsors three week Artist Delegations to Israel/Palestine to create a community based partnership with community centeres through mural arts (view application).
I CANNOT SLEEP, I ACTUALLY HAVE NOT SLEPT IN 2 DAYS.
EVERY TIME I CLOSE MY EYES AN EXPLOSION WAKES ME UP!
STOP BOMBING GAZA. #PrayForGaza
posted on the facebook page of “Gaza Youth Breaks Out