Monday, September 07, 2009

On Earth Peace sponsors Middle East Delegation.

On Earth Peace is sponsoring a Middle East Delegation to Israel/Palestine on Jan. 6-18, 2010. The delegation leader will be On Earth Peace executive director Bob Gross. The delegation is co-sponsored with CPT, a violence-reduction project of Brethren and Mennonite congregations and Friends meetings. CPT has maintained a team of trained peacemakers in the West Bank since June 1996.

The delegation will meet with Israeli and Palestinian peace and human rights workers, will join the CPT team in Palestine for some accompaniment and documentation work, and will join in a public witness to nonviolently confront injustice and violence in the area.

Participants should be prepared to spend 12 days in Israel/Palestine, prepare for the trip by becoming familiar with the current conditions there, communicate their experiences to local congregations and media upon return, and raise $2,750 to cover cost of the trip from a designated point in North America. The cost includes international airfare, all in-country travel, simple accommodations, two meals per day, honoraria, and delegation fees. On Earth Peace will assist Church of the Brethren members in raising funds for the trip by offering ideas, networking, and limited scholarships.

For more information contact Bob Gross at or 260-982-7751.

Source: 9/7/2009 Newsline Extra

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