Video: Two women, a dividing wall and a uniting hope

by Norwegian Church Aid.

Build bridges not walls: World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

September 20th – 26th 2015

Two women, Palestinian Clemance Handal and Israeli Hanna Barag discuss the separation wall, its purpose, its effects and their hope for its eventual dismantling.

This video was made by Norweigan Church Aid for this year’s World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel. The theme of the week in 2015 is: “God has broken down the dividing Walls”. The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together in 2015 for a week of advocacy and action in support of an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and a just peace for all in Palestine and Israel.
The action week’s message is that now:
  • It’s time for Palestinians and Israelis to share a just peace.
  • It’s time for freedom from occupation.
  • It’s time for equal rights.
  • It’s time for the healing of wounded souls.

Congregations and individuals around the globe who share the hope of justice shall unite during the week to take peaceful actions, together, to create a common international public witness. Worship and educational resources are available in different languages – please make them part of your church events.

We invite you to use the hashtag #WallWillFall to talk about this year’s World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel.

*Source: World Council of Churches website

Resources

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2015 PDF

World Council of Churches: World Week for Peace 2015: resources

Fact sheet: UNOCHA The Humanitarian Impact of the Barrier

The Separation Barrier: background, statistics and case-studies  produced by B’tselem

 

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