With God On Our Side

With God On Our Side‘ produced by Porter Speakman Jr and Kevin Miller, takes a hard look at the theology and politics of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God’s chosen people, Israeli government policies should not be questioned, even when these policies are unjust.

Aspects of this belief system lead some Christians in the West to give uncritical support to Israeli government policies, even those that privilege Jews at the expense of Palestinians, leading to great suffering among Muslim and Christian Palestinians alike and threatening Israel’s security as a whole.

This film demonstrates that there is a biblical alternative for Christians who want to love and support the people of Israel, a theology that doesn’t favor one people group over another but instead promotes peace and reconciliation for both Jews and Palestinians.

‘With God On Our Side’ is now available to view on Amazon Prime. Purchase a copy here

Christ at the Checkpoint: 5-9 June

In less than four months, hundreds of Christians from the Holy Land and around the world will gather in Bethlehem for the Christ at the Checkpoint conference. Together, we will pray, worship, study Scripture, and engage in what it means to follow Christ in the shadow of walls and conflict, and how to be resilient in our Christian witness, keep hope alive, seek just peace and truth, and preach good news in the midst of a broken world. 

The conference will be taking place June 5-9, 2020 in Bethlehem – and you can register now to be part of this important gathering.  The Conference comes in the wake of the so–called “deal of the century”, and it will offer an open space for engagement in what it means to be peacemakers today. It will also coincide with Bethlehem being the Capital of Arab Culture for the year. What better time to come and experience both CATC and more of Bethlehem!  

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Kairos Palestine 2019 Christmas Alert

The Religious Implications of the Deal of the Century on Christians

Jared Kushner’s long awaited “Deal of the Century” aspires to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians through $28 billion of investment in the Palestinian economy. Previous international initiatives have proposed exchanging land for peace. This US initiative, appropriately called “Peace to Prosperity”, unashamedly proposes trading land for money. In this regard, Kushner’s “deal” actually has strong biblical precedent. In Genesis 25 we read of how Jacob tricked Esau out of his birthright for a bowl of stew.

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Kumi Now: Christian Zionism

In response to our current situation and adhering to our principles of justice, inclusion, and nonviolence, Sabeel has been moved to act. After months of collaboration with local Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals, Sabeel is excited to introduce the Kumi (Rise Up) project. We wish to invite local and international individuals and organizations to join the Kumi project in order to work as a united force as we launch this fall .

The ugly reality of the present situation has created a feeling of hopelessness for many Palestinians. In our attempt to stand firm in the face of oppression, many believe that we have no chance of success and rightfully feel that we have reached rock-bottom. From global to local levels, we are disheartened by the current reality.

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One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel – It’s Time: Jeff Halper

At the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) UK annual conference held at Amnesty International in May, Jeff Halper gave a presentation entitled “One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel- It’s time”. With the “Two-State” solution increasingly regarded as dead, the case for one democratic state with equal rights for Israeli Jews and Palestinians is gaining traction. The slides below summarise Jeff Halper’s presentation and basis for resolving the conflict peacefully and based on international law.

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We Are Amos Trust

 ‘We are Amos Trust’ covers all three areas of their work – Street Justice, Palestine Justice and Climate Justice. Please watch and share. For many years, Stephen, our director, was a trustee of Amos Trust and continues to support their projects.

The founder of Amos Trust, Canon Garth Hewitt was a founding trustee of Peacemakers and, now retired, serves on our International Board of Reference.