The 2018 World Week for Peace 16 – 23 September
Investing in young people
A week of education, prayer and action for peace in Palestine & Israel, initiated by the World Council of Churches. Planned events below
This year’s theme is “Youth and Children: Raising Hope and Making Change”. Youth and children are the ones who suffer the most in conflicts and under occupation. They are also the ones who will hold the future of Palestine and Israel in their hands, the ones we pray will grow up with peace and prosperity.
- Prayer and background resource from WCC, 2018
- Prayer for Palestine & Israel from the Mennonite Central Committee, 2018
- Prayer Where are you God? by Jan Sutch Pickard
- Generation potential: interviews with five young Palestinians, project of PAX for Peace, Netherlands
- 12 Faces of Hope: Seek Justice and Peace in the Holy Land: a resource from the WCC stories and video clips include Rabbi Noa Mazor, peacemaker Tarek Al-Zoughbi and communication worker Nanor Arkelian
- Video testimonies from Breaking the Silence, an organisation of veteran combatants of the Israeli Defence Forces who have served the occupation.
- Find out about the work of Defence for Children International in Palestine – important work monitoring and advocating for children who are illegally detained. Stories, date and advocacy ideas.
- Invite your Church community to use the new Investing for Peace: guide for local church activists to initiate discussion on morally responsible investment.
- Take action to enhance Palestinian children’s right to education with this Ecumenical Accompaniment in Palestine and Israel resource
- Support the Palestinian economy – by goods oil, dates and many other wonderful products from Zaytoun... perfect for a church event/stall.
PLANNED EVENTS FOR 2018 : please let us now what you are planning and we can post here. Email
20 September. Hexham. Youth and children Raising hope and making change. Evening with Hamed Qawasmeh from the West Bank. St Mary’s Church Centre, Hencotes, Hexham, NE46 2EB @7.30
29 September, Newcastle. Youth and Children: Raising hope and making change. Speaker Phoebe Rison, Advocacy worker for Sabeel/Kairos. St Thomas’ Church, Haymarket, Newcastle @ 1.00pm. 2.30 worship