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World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

World Council of Churches (WCC) invites people and churches all over the world to pray, advocate, and stand in solidarity with people in the Holy Land during the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, to be observed on 16-22 September 2024.

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During the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2024, observed 16-22 (includes the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September), church organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of support in favor of peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis.

The World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join for a week of prayer for just peace for all in Palestine and Israel. Congregations and individuals around the globe who share the hope of justice shall unite during the week to take peaceful actions, together, to create a common international public witness.

With the formation of the newly appointed World Council of Churches (WCC) Jerusalem Liaison Office Advisory Group, the theme for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel is developed by the group members. A preparatory team is invited then by the Jerusalem Liaison Office in cooperation with the WCC Middle East Executive desk, and the Communications department. With other invited members, the preparatory team will help produce the resources of the three WWPPI pillars—educate, pray, and act—to be used during the week.

For the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2024 the advisory group has pointed out one focus for this year: Gaza. 

When:
16-22 September 2024

Where:
Worldwide

Organizers: 
The World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together for a week of prayer for just peace for all in Palestine and Israel. Congregations and individuals around the globe who share the hope of justice shall unite during the week to take peaceful actions, together, to create a common international public witness.

Contact: [email protected]

Learn more:
Concept note, World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2024