On Earth Peace Sponsors Middle East Delegation

Church of the Brethren Newsline
September 24, 2007

On Earth Peace has extended a special invitation to Church of the Brethren peacemakers to join a delegation to the Middle East (Israel/Palestine) led by On Earth Peace executive director Bob Gross on Jan. 8-21, 2008.

The group will travel to the cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Hebron. There they will have the unique opportunity to meet with Israeli and Palestinian peace and human rights workers. In addition to meeting with peacemakers and leaders from both communities, delegation members will join Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Hebron and the village of At-Tuwani in a limited amount of accompaniment and documentation, and in a public witness to nonviolently confront injustice and violence.

The trip is being led in conjunction with CPT, which since June 1995 has maintained a team of trained peacemakers in Hebron.

On Earth Peace will assist Church of the Brethren members in raising funds for the cost of the trip by offering ideas, networking, and limited scholarships. Applications are available through the On Earth Peace website and are due in November.

For more information contact On Earth Peace (http://www.onearthpeace.org/) executive director Bob Gross, 260-982-7751 or bgross@igc.org; or Claire Evans at Christian Peacemaker Teams (http://www.cpt.org/), 773-277-0253 or delegations@cpt.org.

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