Over the past few years the Middle East Peace Education Project has presented several public forums about the conflict in Israel and Palestine. However we’ve not had an opportunity to present clearly on the impact of the Israeli war on Gaza (Dec. ’08 – Jan. ’09) because of the very limited access allowed by Israel into Gaza.
Susan Johnson, a Quaker from Philadelphia traveled to Gaza in May ’09 as part of a UN Reliefs and Works Agency (UNRWA) delegation.
Vision and Framework for Citizen Hearings on Impact of US Weapons on Civilians in Gaza
Interfaith Witness for Middle East Peace is an ad hoc coalition of faith-based individuals and community groups. We view the United States as a major contributor to the militarization of the conflict and thus, by extension, the maintenance of systems of inequality between Palestinians and Israeli Jews. Curriculum Guide to Citizen Hearings is a tool to engage, educate and activate faith-based communities and secular groups to:
In 1949, because of the experience AFSC gained in helping to resettle hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced persons following World War II, the United Nations asked the Committee to organize relief efforts for Palestinian Arab refugees coming into the Gaza Strip. This continued until the United Nations Relief Works Agency began its operations on May 1, 1950.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.