The International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel is an annual Week of Action advocacy initiative, convened by the World Council of Churches and supported by Pax Christi International.

The International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel is an annual Week of Action advocacy initiative, convened by the World Council of Churches and supported by Pax Christi International. In 2008, the Week of Action will take place from the 4th to the 10th of June, and the theme is “It’s Time for Palestine.”

The goal of the Week of Action is to raise awareness in churches and civil society, and to impress upon governments the need for new efforts to end the conflict and negotiate a settlement. Four types of actions will be developed: Pray, Educate, Advocate and Public Action. The Ecumenical Service with the Heads of Churches will take place on the 4th or the 8th of June in Jerusalem. Member organisations of Pax Christi International are invited to join the Week of Action and develop their own type of actions in collaboration with churches, church related organisations, religious communities or congregations, and with NGOs at the national and/or local level.

The following material is available and could be used at the national and local level:
1. Invitation to Action: Who, What, Why, How and When?
2. The message “It’s Time for Palestine”
3. The Jerusalem Prayer for Sunday, the 4th or 8th of June 2008
4. A liturgy from the Churches in Jerusalem.

Available via the website in English, German, French and Spanish:
http://www.oikoumene.org/en/events-sections/icappi-2008.html
http://www.oikoumene.org/de/events-sections/icappi-2008.html
http://www.oikoumene.org/fr/events-sections/icappi-2008.html
http://www.oikoumene.org/es/events-sections/icappi-2008.html

Some of you have been asking what you can do. Please read more for ideas at http://www.oikoumene.org/en/events-sections/icappi-2008.html.