What can you do this week for Peace and Justice?

Join ACT Palestine Forum’s prayer vigil and Christians all over the world in praying for those suffering in the Holy Land

On 24 December 2012, the ACT Palestine Forum, a forum of the ACT Alliance, a global alliance of over 100 churches and church related organizations launched a monthly prayer vigil. On the 24th of each month, “Christians from all over the world join together to pray for the Christian communities in Palestine and Israel, for all those who are suffering in the Holy Land, for Palestinians and Israelis, and for peace in the Middle East and the world.”

“This prayer vigil will continue until the Israeli occupation is dismantled, violence in the Middle East ends, and all can celebrate a just and lasting negotiated resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

The ACT Palestine Forum prayer vigil invites you to pray with your family or congregations, offers you a way to connect with groups praying throughout the world, and even provides activities and resources you can use in your own prayer vigil.

Watch ACT Palestine Forum’s recently released video and plan your own prayer vigil for this Saturday the 24th.

Video: House demolition in Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives

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Video footage by Ken, Jerusalem Team

Israel demolishes a three-story Palestinian home in the Mount of Olives, East Jerusalem, 4 December 2012. When an EAPPI volunteer asked a police officer what was going on, he replied “Oh, just the usual.” Israeli authorities say such demolitions are carried out because of illegal building, but international human rights NGOs say Palestinians are rarely granted permits to build homes in East Jerusalem.