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Monday, March 17, 2014

Pope Francis: Speak out to end Israel’s Targeting of Palestinian Children

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center - In anticipation of an upcoming papal visit to the Holy Land, an Open Letter signed by more than 200 bishops, clerics, members of religious orders, and theologians from several faith traditions, was delivered to Pope Francis on March 5, 2014. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has now added his support of this letter.

Initiated by Friends of Sabeel- North America, the letter asks the Pope to publicly:
  • speak out against the Israeli military’s program of kidnapping, detention, and systematic abuse of Palestinian children;  
  • call on Israel to respect international law, end its occupation of Palestine, and terminate its brutal siege on and blockade of Gaza; 
  • ask other nations to address policies toward Israel that have allowed the abuses of occupation and colonization of Palestine to fester for so many decades and to demand justice, accountability and the implementation of international law.  
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Please join Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu and Mairead Maguire and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker in adding your support for this letter by signing below. If you would like to sign on behalf of an organization, please click here.

Friends of Sabeel North America
PO Box 9186 Portland, OR 97207

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center
PO Box 49084, Jerusalem, 91491, Palestine

March 5, 2014

Your Holiness Pope Francis:

We join with Christians and people of other faiths around the world working for peace and justice in the HolyLand. Your Holiness is much aware of the root causes of conflict and injustice in the Holy Land: Israel’s occupationand denial of human rights to the Palestinian people.

As you prepare for your upcoming trip to the Holy Land, we would like to especially bring the suffering of Palestinian children to your Holiness’ attention. UNICEF recently published a report (Children in Israeli Military Detention) focusing on the treatment of hundreds of Palestinian children prosecuted in Israeli military courts each year. Based on over 400 sworn testimonies, UNICEF concluded that theill-treatment of children who come in contact with the system appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized throughout the process. The treatment documented by UNICEF includes terrifying nighttime arrests, blindfolding and shackling, and the routine physical and mental abuse of children as young as 12 years old. UNICEF concluded that: in no other country are children systematically tried by juvenile military courts that, by definition, fall short of providing the necessary guarantees to ensure respect for their rights.

The concerns raised by UNICEF are not new and have been documented over many years by Israeli, Palestinian and international lawyers, as well as by other United Nations agencies and NGOs, including the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, the U.N. Committee against Torture, Military Court Watch, BTselem, the Public Committee Against Torture, Defence for Children International Palestine and Save the Children.

We ask your Holiness to publicly call upon the government of Israel to end its mistreatment of Palestinian children; to respect the rights of refugees to return under international law, recognized by the Vatican; to end the prolonged military occupation of the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip; and to end the punitive and illegal siege and blockade of Gaza. Of the 1.8 million people living in Gaza, 51% are under 18 years old and 43% are under 15 years old.

We also ask your Holiness to publicly call upon all nations to address policies toward Israel that have allowed the abuses of occupation and colonization to fester for so many decades, and to call upon those nations to demand justice, accountability and the implementation of international law.

As we pray, we examine our own lives for how individually and collectively we can best contribute to ending the suffering of children in Palestine and of all children of the world.

We reflect on the beautiful passage in Isaiah 61 that Jesus used to proclaim his ministry: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those that are bound. We join our prayers with those of the Church and people of faith everywhere in our ongoing work for the peace that will only come with justice in the Holy Land.


The Reverend Dr. Naim Ateek, Anglican Church, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center,  Jerusalem, Palestine

His Beatitude Michel Sabbah, Latin (Roman Catholic) Patriarch of Jerusalem and Palestine (Emeritus), Jerusalem

Archbishop Theodosios Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of Sevastia, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Archimandrite John Azar, St. John Chrysostom Melkite Church, Atlanta, Georgia

The Right Reverend Allen I. Bartlett Jr., Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania (retired). Pennsylvania

The Right Reverend Edmond Lee Browning, 24th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church United States (retired), Oregon

The Right Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina

The Right Reverend Thomas C. Ely, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Vermont

The Right Reverend C. Christopher Epting, Assisting Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

The Right Reverend Leo Frade, Diocesan Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida

The Right Reverend J. Gary Gloster, Bishop Suffragan (retired), Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

The Most Reverend Thomas Gumbleton, Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit (retired). Michigan

The Right Reverend Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, Durham, North Carolina

The Right Reverend Robert W. Ihloff, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland (retired), Baltimore, Maryland

The Right Reverend Bob Jones, Episcopal Bishop of Wyoming; Dean, St. George's College Jerusalem, (retired), Colorado

The Very Reverend S. Ross Jones, Episcopal, Ashville, North Carolina

The Right Reverend Samir Hanna Kafity, Bishop-in-Residence, Anglican Bishop to Jerusalem 1984-1998, Poway, California

Monsignor Labib Kobti, Pastor, St. Thomas More Church, San Francisco, California

The Right Reverend Ladehoff, Episcopal Bishop (retired), Oregon

The Right Reverend Edward L. Lee, Jr. Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan (retired), Assisting Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monsignor Peter O'Reilly, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Claremont, California

The Very Reverend Churchill G. Pinder, Dean, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral and School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Right Reverend Gregory H. Rickel, Episcopal Bishop of Olympia, Seattle, Washington

The Right Reverend Harry W Shipps, Bishop of Georgia (retired), The Episcopal Church, Savannah, Georgia

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, United Methodist Church (retired), California

The Right Reverend C. Cabell Tennis, Episcopal Bishop of Delaware (retired), Seattle, Washington

The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, Episcopal Bishop of Kansas

The Reverend Dr. Fahed Abuakel, Moderator of the 214th General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA), Georgia

The Reverend Dr. Said Ailabouni, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, La Grange, Illinois

Moji Agha, sufi monk, Founder, Universal Coalition for Interfaith and Intercultural Knowledge, Tucson, Arizona

The Reverend Catherine L. Alder, United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network, Vancouver, Washington

Rabbi Rebecca Alpert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Reverend Anita Amstutz, Albuquerque Mennonite Church, New Mexico

The Reverend Dr. Tisa M. Anders, Disciples of Christ, Writing the World, LLC, Lakewood, Colorado

The Reverend Dr. John Anderson, Pastor, St. John's Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California

M. A. Azeez, Imam, SALAM Center, Sacramento, California

The Reverend Raymond J. Bakke, American Baptist, Chancellor of Union University of California

The Reverend Teri Baird, Pastor, United Methodist, Dillon, Montana

Sister Linda Barringer, M.M.B, Guardian Angels Parish, Kansas City, Missouri

Dr. Hatem Bazien, Chair of the Northern California Islamic Council. California

Sister Arnadene Welton Bean, SNJM, Ketchikan, Alaska

The Reverend Jason E. Bense, Pastor, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Sacramento, California

The Reverend James Bethell, Episcopal (retired), Oregon

The Reverend Bart Beavin, United Methodist Campus Minister (retired), Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Reverend Davidson Bidwell-Waite, Parish Deacon, Transfiguration Episcopal Church, San Mateo, California

The Reverend Bill Bliss, Pastor, The Neighborhood United Church of Christ, Bath, Maine

The Reverend Jola Bortner, Pastor Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Sacramento, California

The Reverend Brian E. Brandt, Ph.D., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Oregon Synod, Oregon

The Reverend James Brentlinger, United Methodist Church, missionary to China (retired), Oregon

Dr. Barry Bryant, Professor, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois

Dr. Carole Burnett, Antiochian Orthodox, Professor, Baltimore, Maryland

The Reverend Kenneth L. Burres, Ph.D., Professor of Religion Emeritus, Central Methodist University, Washington

The Reverend Peter JB Carman, Minister, Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Reverend Laurie Larson Caesar, Mission of the Atonement, Beaverton, Oregon

The Reverend James Carstensen, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (retired), Raymond, Missouri

The Reverend John Chamberlin, United Methodist Church (retired), San Francisco, California

The Reverend Susan Champion, Vicar Christ the Lord Episcopal Church, Pinole, California

The Reverend Ann S Coburn, Episcopal (retired), Berkeley, California

The Reverend Ernest Cockrell, Episcopal (retired), California

Sister Gloria Coleman, Catholic Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus (retired educator), Rosemont, Pennsylvania

The Reverend Branwen L. Cook, United Church of Christ, Massachusetts Conference, UCC Palestine Israel Network

The Reverend Darrell Darling, United Methodist Church, California

The Reverend Dr. Walt Davis, Israel/Palestine Network Presbyterian Church (USA) (retired), San Anselmo, California

The Reverend John Dear, SJ, New Mexico

The Reverend Dr. John R. Deckenback, United Church of Christ, Central Atlantic Conference, Baltimore, Maryland

The Reverend Sharon Delgado, United Methodist Church, Executive Director Earth Justice Ministries, Nevada City, California

The Reverend Stephen Denny, Deacon, St. John the Evangelist, Episcopal, Milwaukie, Oregon

The Reverend Joan Deming, United Methodist Church, Madison, Wisconsin

The Reverend Jeffrey DeYoe, Presbyterian Church (USA), Covenant Presbyterian Church, Ft. Myers, Florida

Sister Karen M. Donahue, RSM, Justice Coordinator, Sisters of Mercy West, Midwest Community, Detroit, Michigan

The Reverend Howard Dotson, Presbyterian Church (USA) Minnesota

The Reverend Elizabeth Morris Downie, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Grand Blanc, Michigan

The Reverend Joseph Dubay, Episcopal (retired), Portland, Oregon

The Reverend Diane Dulin, United Church of Christ (retired), Salem, Oregon

The Reverend Ron Dunn, United Methodist Church, Alamo, California

The Reverend David Ebert, Boston, Massachusetts

The Reverend L. Kathleen Eschen-Pipes, Parish Associate, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Santa Cruz, California

The Reverend Don Fado, United Methodist Church (retired), Sacramento, California

The Reverend Dr. Forster W. Freeman, Presbyterian Church (USA) and United Church of Christ, Lake Oswego, Oregon

The Reverend Dr. Cotton Fite, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Priest Associate, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Evanston, Illinois

The Reverend Joanne Fitzgerald, Pastor, Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois

The Reverend Stan Fowler, Episcopal, Edmonds, Washington

The Reverend Dr. Ann H. Franklin, Episcopal, Brevard, North Carolina

The Reverend John M. Gallagher, Episcopal (retired), Larkspur, California

The Reverend Larry George, United Methodist Church (retired), Roseville, California

The Reverend David W. Good, First Congregational Church (retired), Tree of Life Educational Fund, Old Lyme, Connecticut

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, The Fellowship of Reconciliation, Freeman Fellow, California

The Reverend Vicki Gray, Deacon, Christ the Lord Episcopal Church, Pinole, California

The Reverend Dr. Larry L. Greenfield, Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The Reverend Canon Brian J. Grieves, Episcopal (retired), Hawaii

The Reverend Graylan Scott Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, DC

The Reverend Bob Hannum, former United Methodist Church Liaison in Jerusalem, Pennsylvania

The Reverend Heather Leslie Hammer, Pastor, Lynnewood United Methodist Church, Pleasanton, California

The Reverend Constance Hammond, Episcopal (retired) Portland, Oregon

The Reverend Lawrence Hansen, Cana House, Portland, Oregon

The Reverend Lois Harder, co-Pastor, The Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, Wichita, Kansas

The Reverend Tom Harder, co-Pastor, The Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, Wichita, Kansas

The Reverend Dr. Scott L. Harris, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Essex, Connecticut

The Reverend Roy Hayes, Episcopal (retired), San Diego, California

The Reverend Nancy S. Hildebrand, Associate Rector, St. David's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

The Reverend Cindy Howard, Episcopalian, Andalusia, Alabama

The Reverend Dr. Carol L. Huntington, MSW, M.Div., Deacon, Episcopal Diocese of Maine

The Reverend Pat Ireland, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

The Reverend Jill E. James, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Oregon Synod, Oregon

The Reverend Lucretia Jevne, Episcopal, Vacaville, California

The Reverend David Johnson, Presbyterian Church (USA), (retired), Louisville, Kentucky

The Reverend Kathryn Johnson, United Methodist Church, U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Washington, DC

The Reverend Kent Johnson, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, La Crescent, Minnesota

The Reverend Alan Jones, St Mark’s United Methodist Church, Sacramento, California

The Reverend Roger Jones, Senior Minister, Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, California

Sister Elaine M. Kelley, SFCC (Sisters for Christian Community), Warren, Oregon

The Reverend Dr. Charles A. Kennedy, Professor emeritus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Virginia

The Reverend Dr. James Kenney, Presbyterian Church (USA) (retired), Heartland Presbytery, Kansas City, Missouri

The Reverend John E. Kerr, Interim Lead Pastor, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Ames, Iowa

The Reverend Tim Keyl, Pastor, Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut

The Reverend Khader Khalilia, Pastor, Redeemer St John’s Lutheran, Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Ursula King, PhD, FRSA, Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, England

The Reverend John R. Kleinheksel Sr., Founder of Friends of Palestinians and Israelis (FPI), Michigan

The Reverend Dale Kuruhara, United Methodist Church (retired), Lincoln, California

The Reverend Linda Kusse-Wolfe, United Methodist Church, Kansas

The Reverend Dr. Ruth Bradbury LaMonte, Priest Associate, All Saints Episcopal Church, Mobile, Alabama

The Reverend Susan Langle, Trinity Episcopal Church, Claremont, New Hampshire

Dr. Joy Lapp, Assistant Professor of Religion, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

The Reverend Donald P. Lee, First United Methodist Church, Sacramento, California

The Reverend Bryan A Leone, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (retired), New England Synod, Connecticut

The Reverend Jim Lewis, Episcopal, Charleston, West Virginia

The Reverend John-Otto Liljenstolpe, n/OLF, Co-Director, the Rauschenbusch Center, Seattle, Washington

The Reverend Linda Loessberg-Zahl. Centennial United Methodist Church, Sacramento, California

The Reverend Canon J. Fletcher Lowe, Jr., Episcopal, Richmond, Virginia

The Reverend Raymond Low, Rector Emeritus St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scituate, Massachusetts

The Reverend Sandra R Mackie, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Reverend Ralph Macy, Episcopal (retired), Burlington, North Carolina

The Reverend Fr. George Makhlouf. St. Elias Orthodox, Atlanta, Georgia

The Reverend Fr. Richard Mangini, Concord, California

The Reverend Don Marxhausen, Zion Lutheran Church, Idaho Springs, Colorado

The Reverend Daniel F. Martensen, Ph.D., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Ecumenical Research Fellow, Washington Theological Consortium, Washington, D.C.

Sister Judith G. Martin, SSJ, PhD, Professor Emerita from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio

The Reverend Linda McConnell, Rector, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Salinas, California

The Reverend Tana McDonald, Grass Valley United Methodist Church, Grass Valley, California

The Reverend Deacon Marla McGarry-Lawrence, Episcopal, Portland, Oregon

The Reverend Russell Melby, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Iowa Field Dir., Church World Service, Iowa

The Reverend Emily McNeill, First United Methodist Church of Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington

The Reverend David Mesenbring, Episcopal, Seattle, Washington

The Reverend Darrel Meyers Presbyterian Church (USA) (retired), Burbank California

The Reverend Ronald H. Miller, Ph. D., Episcopal Diocese of Maryland (retired), Maryland

The Reverend Stephen Michie, Pastor/Head of Staff, Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian Church, Pelham, New York

The Reverend Dr. Katherine N. Mitchell, Episcopal, North Carolina

Rabbi David Mivasair, Rabbi Emeritus, Ahavat Olam Synagogue, Vancouver, Canada

The Reverend Dr. James Moiso Presbyterian Church (USA), Oregon

The Reverend Neil J. Moore, Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

The Reverend Mary Elizabeth Morris, Lutheran (retired), New England Synod, Scarborough, Maine

The Reverend Heather Mueller, St Andrews Episcopal Church, Taft, California

The Reverend Dr. G. Palmer Pardington III, Episcopal, Oregon

The Reverend Dr. Alice de V. Perry, Shalom United Church of Christ, New Haven, Connecticut

The Reverend Walter E. Phelps, Episcopal Diocese of California (retired), Vacaville, California

The Reverend Sara Webb Phillips, North Springs United Methodist Church, Sandy Springs, Georgia

The Reverend Doug Pierce, The Crossing Ministries, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin

The Reverend Fr. Christie Joachim Pillai,OMI, ThD, (retired) Toronto, Canada

The Reverend Michael Poage, Pastor, United Church of Christ, Wichita, Kansas

The Reverend Linda C. Prendergast, Pastor, Pinole United Methodist Church, Pinole, California

The Reverend Fr W. Clarke Prescott, Vicar, St. Andrew's, Lake Elsinore and St. Stephen's, Menifee, California

The Reverend Susan E. Joseph Rack, Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, New Jersey

Sister Therese Randolph, RSM, Daly City, California

The Reverend George Roberts, St James Episcopal Parish, Farmington, Connecticut

The Reverend Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Reverend Carol Rose, Outgoing Director/Acting Programme Director, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Chicago, Illinois

Rosemary Radford Ruether, Theologian, Claremont School of Theology and Graduate University, California

The Reverend Dana Runestad, Pastor, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Livonia, Michigan

The Reverend Herb Schmidt, Lutheran Campus Pastor Emeritus from Stanford and UCSC, California

The Reverend Karla Schmidt, The Crossing Ministries, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

The Reverend Fr. George Shalhoub, The Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, Livonia, Michigan

The Reverend Dr. Ronald Shive, First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, North Carolina

Ali Siddiqui, Imam, Interfaith Coordinator for Khatib Islamic Center of North Marin and Executive Director Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies & Understanding, Santa Rosa, California

The Reverend Dan Simmons, United Church of Christ, Oregon

Sister Marcia Sims SSS, Oregon

Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ, Registrar, Bethlehem University, 1987-1992

The Reverend William R Straka, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chaplain, Iowa

The Reverend Valerie Anne Strickert, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Ames, Iowa

The Reverend Joe Summers, Pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Reverend Robert Tobin, Episcopal priest (retired), Maine

The Reverend Canon Richard Toll, D. Min, D.D., Episcopal (retired), Portland, Oregon

The Reverend Dr. Fran Toy, Episcopal (retired), California

The Reverend Bonnie Van Overbeke, United Church of Christ, Madison, Wisconsin The Reverend Gilbert H. Vieira, United Methodist Church (retired), Sonoma, California The Reverend Arnold J Voigt, Pastor, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Colorado

The Reverend John Wagner, United Methodist Church Kairos Response, Middletown, Ohio

The Reverend Will Wauters TSSF, Chair, Episcopal Peace Fellowship National Executive Council, Diocese of West
Texas, San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Dorothy Jean Weaver, Eastern Mennonite Theological Seminary, Professor of New Testament, Harrisonburg, Virginia

The Reverend Dr. Paul A. Wee, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC

The Reverend Dr. DarEll T. Weist, United Methodist Church (retired), Claremont, California

The Reverend Lee N. Welkley, Advent Christian, Jacksonville, Florida

The Reverend William Whiting, Episcopal Interim Ministry, Michigan

The Reverend Susan P. Wilder, Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Virginia

The Reverend E. Philip Wilson, United Methodist Church (retired), Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Rabbi Alissa Wise, Jewish Voice for Peace, Director of Organizing, Oakland, California

The Reverend E. Philip Wilson. United Methodist Church (retired), Pennsylvania

The Reverend Robert Woody, Rector of Episcopal Church of Reconciliation, San Antonio, Texas

The Reverend Dr. Tony Wolfe, Presbyterian Church (USA), San Diego, California

Sister Bernadette Wombacher, O.P., California

The Reverend Darrell W. Yearney, HR, Parish Associate Trinity Presbyterian Church, Scotts Valley, California

Dr. K.K. Yeo, Professor: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois

The Reverend Michael Yoshii, Pastor, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Alameda, California

Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Western North Carolina Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the PC (USA)

Kairos Palestine, Rifat Kassis, Director, Coordinator Kairos, Palestine

Peace & Justice Task Force Presbytery of San Jose, PCUSA, CA, James R Hagan, Chair

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, Larry A. Cooper - President

United Methodist Kairos Response, Rev. John Wagner, Convener

Dr. Mark Braverman, National Program Director, Kairos USA, Portland, Oregon

Prof. Nahida H. Gordon, former moderator of the National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus, Ohio James R Hagan, Chair, Peace & Justice Task Force Presbytery of San Jose, PCUSA, California Angelica S. Harter, Chair, United Church of Christ. Palestine Israel Network, MA

Dr. Bernard Sabella, Executive Secretary of the Department of Services to Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East Council of
Churches, Jerusalem

David Wildman, Executive Secretary, Human Rights & Racial Justice, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist
Church, New York

Note: Where individuals names are listed first, the denomination, church, or organizations are for identification only. Where organizational names are listed first, the organization is a signatory.

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