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Resources

We're sometimes asked, "Where do I turn for more information?" and "What can I do?" We believe these organizations merit your study.

Christian Peacemaker Teams
CPT builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression in areas of conflict around the world. In Hebron, for example, CPT provides daily accompaniment for Palestinian children walking to and from school, accompanies Palestinian shepherds and farmers to fields, and monitors treatment of Palestinians at Israeli military checkpoints and roadblocks. 
Christians Witnessing for Palestine
CW4P is an informal group of Christians from several Rochester NY churches formed in 2011. "We have no staff or office; we're citizens working toward a better world." One of its projects is the Witness Palestine Film Series. Please contact CW4P through the film-series web site.
Churches for Middle East Peace
For nearly 30 years, CMEP has been working with church denominations and organizations who have been working for decades in a variety of ways to support a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. CMEP supports a comprehensive solution that will bring peace and justice to the region, including a negotiated peace agreement establishing security for the State of Israel, securing a viable Palestinian state, and reaching agreement on Jerusalem that allows the city to be shared by Israelis and Palestinians, and open to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Faith to Faith
Faith to Faith is an informal organization for interfaith dialogue in Rochester NY discussing and learning about the problems that animate the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Faith to Faith hopes for a secure and just peace that is respectful of both Israel and Palestine.
Fair Trade Products from Palestinian Farmers
Purchase of Palestinian products, such as fair trade olive oil, is a great way to support Palestinian communities. The Palestinian Fair Trade Association represents 1,700 small Palestinian farmers joined in fair trade collectives and cooperatives. In Rochester, the Abundance Cooperative Market and One World Goods offer Rumi Tree Olive Oil. (Full disclosure: the Abundance Cooperative Market and One World Goods advertised in the Witness Palestine Film Series program booklet, which is distributed during the screenings.)
Friends of Sabeel – North America
The friends of Sabeel promote awareness and understanding of the conflict between the Palestinians and the State of Israel through educational programs for North American Christians, engaging them and their churches in efforts to nurture relationships with the indigenous Palestinian Christians of Palestine whose existence is threatened by political conflict. (Full disclosure: Friends of Sabeel – North America contributed financially to the Witness Palestine Film Series.)
Hope Flowers School
Hope Flowers School teaches non-violence, citizenship, social- and community skills to children aged 5-14. It works with trauma-recovery and special-needs education in Bethlehem, West Bank. Founded in 1984, now arguably a world leader in its field, Hope Flowers' accumulated experience helps deescalate violence, polarization, and extremism. The school promotes quality education, self-improvement, intercommunal- and intercultural understanding.
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action organization established in 1997 to resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories – 24,000 as of this writing and counting.
Interfaith Peace-Builders
Interfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel/Palestine so that residents of North American can see the conflict with their own eyes. Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation.
Kairos USA
Kairos USA is a movement to unify and mobilize American Christians – lay, academic, and clergy – to take a prophetic stance for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.
Mondoweiss
Mondoweiss is a news web site devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective.
Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam (“Oasis of Peace”)
Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam is village between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, jointly established by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel in the early 1970s. Here, the two peoples are engaged in educational work for peace, equality, and understanding. )
( American Friends of NSWAS Oasis of Peace )
New Profile
Israeli organization for the “Civil-ization” of Israeli Society . New Profile offers e-mail updates (click “contact us” on their web site to sign up)
The Parents’ Circle
Parents who have lost sons and daughters in the violence in the Middle East have formed an organization working relentlessly, with lots of personal risks, to bring their message to both societies: “Better Have Pains of Peace Than Agonies of War.”
Tent of Nations
Tent of Nations runs an educational project at Daher’s Vineyard – an organic farm located in the hills south west of Bethlehem in the Palestinian West Bank. Tent of Nations aims to make this a center for people from different countries to come together and build bridges of trust and hope.
( Friends of Tent of Nations North America )
The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
A national coalition of more than 380 groups, the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation works to end U.S. support for Israel's occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. The Campaign supports a U.S. policy that upholds freedom, justice, and equality.
+972 Magazine
“972” is the international telephone country code shared by Israel and Palestine. +972 is a blog-based web magazine whose goal is to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground reporting and analysis of events in Israel and Palestine. +972 is committed to human rights and freedom of information and opposes the occupation. However, +972 Magazine does not represent any organization, political party, or specific agenda.