Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On Earth Peace sends delegation to Israel and Palestine.

A delegation co-sponsored by On Earth Peace and Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) will be traveling in Israel and Palestine on Jan. 5-18, 2010. The delegation is led by On Earth Peace executive director Bob Gross.

Delegates will meet with Palestinian and Israeli human rights representatives and peace workers in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. They will travel to the city of Hebron and the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills and experience firsthand the work of CPT alongside Israeli and Palestinian partners. They will visit Palestinian families whose homes and livelihoods are threatened by expanding Israeli settlements.

"An important part of this experience is meeting both Israelis and Palestinians who are working for creative solutions and nonviolent alternatives," explained Matt Guynn, program director for On Earth Peace. "Delegates will be learning how centuries of history intersect with today's news, and will look for the new possibilities that are emerging."

Delegation members include Pamela Brubaker of Simi Valley, Calif.; Joyce and John Cassel of Oak Park, Ill.; Mary Cox of North Manchester, Ind.; Tana Durnbaugh of Elgin, Ill.; Fletcher Farrar of Springfield, Ill.; Beth Gould of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; Nick Kauffman of Richmond, Ind.; Peter McArdle of Newcastle, Australia; Shannon Richmond of Seattle, Wash.; Frank Schneider of Chicago, Ill.; Joseph Stuart of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; and Sharon Wiggins of Victoria, Texas.

Prayers are invited for the delegates. Follow the delegation on its blog at

Source: 12/30/2009 Newsline

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