Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A National Service of Mourning In remembrance of those who have died in Palestine and Israel

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Church
755 8th St., N.W. Washington, DC 20001

The loss and suffering resulting from the latest conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian groups in Gaza is staggering.  More than 1,400 civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been displaced. Weeks of overwhelming destruction have devastated land, homes, and infrastructure.   The siege of Gaza and the military occupation of Palestinian territory cripple normal life.  As the people of the region cry “How long, O Lord?” we join our prayers with theirs in a service of worship.  In the midst of sorrow and grief, please join us in a witness to faith, hope, and love.

Sponsored by:
Alliance of Baptists
American Friends Service Committee
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Church of the Brethren
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Mennonite Central Committee U.S.
Moravian Church in America
Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace
Pax Christi International
Pax Christi USA
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ Institute Justice Team
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society

With support from: Companion Diocese Committee for Jerusalem (Episcopal Diocese of Washington); Divine Word Missionaries JPIC Committee, Chicago Province; Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Episcopal Peace Fellowship; Episcopal Peace Fellowship – Palestine Israel Network; Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA); Friends of Sabeel – Colorado; Israel/Palestine Mission Network (PCUSA); Kairos USA; Palestine Israel Action Group of Ann Arbor Friends Meeting; The Peace Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Society of New Haven CT; Puget Sound Chapter, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East; Quaker Palestine Israel Network; Sabeel DC Metro; Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East; United Methodist Kairos Response; Washington National Cathedral.

This service is coordinated by the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy, a network of national Christian denominations and organizations working for a just peace in the Middle East with a primary focus on
Israel and Palestine.

Metro:  Gallery Place Chinatown
   Parking available on street or in paid parking garage adjacent to Calvary Baptist Church on 8th Street, N.W.

For more information, contact:  Mike Merryman-Lotze, AFSC at MMerryman-Lotze@afsc.org