Anticipating sirens and contractions: Bringing a baby into this reality
11 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
LIVE UPDATES: Gaza death toll near 100; 7 Israelis wounded as rocket hits gas station
11 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
Iraqi Kurds seize two oil fields
11 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
Death toll in Gaza 'reaches 100'
11 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
What can Israel and Hamas gain from latest conflict?
11 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
Rocket alert song in Israel goes viral
11 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
Up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen killed by pro-Russian rebel grad missile attack
11 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
Sissi torn between Palestinians and Hamas
11 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
This Day in Jewish History / The shellfish that ushered in a movement
11 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
In the house of mourning
11 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
Israeli army tardy in providing SMS rocket alert system
11 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
Court cracks down on Atlit toxic polluter
11 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
Is Netanyahu already looking beyond Gaza to Iran?
11 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
WATCH: A voice of peace on the Gaza border
10 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm
Police investigator held as mob informant
10 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
Relentless bombing on Gaza continues: Israel kills media worker, 9 people watching World Cup on beach
10 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
Why are there are no white flags in Gaza?
10 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
Egyptian statue sells for £16m
10 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
Lebanon breaks promise not to deport Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria
10 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
Yo app warns of missile strikes
10 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
Obama raises big bucks at home of man who said president and Netanyahu are on ‘the same page’
10 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
Terrifying tweets of pre-Army Israeli teens
10 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
Tunisia election computers hacked
10 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
Gaza is terrible? Try daily life
10 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
What weapons are being used in the Israel-Gaza conflict
10 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
U.S. neoconservatives also share blame for Central America child refugee crisis
10 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
Kurds vow to boycott Iraq cabinet
10 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
State Dep’t says Israel has a right to defend itself, but can’t say the same of Palestinians
10 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
Nobody should be a number: Names of those killed in Gaza
10 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
Ben Gurion detention guard tells humanitarian worker she is being deported for ‘trying to change Israel and make it free of racism’
10 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
France Decapitated (again)
10 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear material'
10 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
Why I object to this military campaign, even as missiles fall on my city
10 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
Pinning down the one-man 'Haterazzi'
10 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
Eyewitness to Israeli beating of teenager Tarek Abu Khdeir: It was ‘an ambush’
9 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
Video: Diane Sawyer misrepresents photo of Gazans in aftermath of Israeli bombing as Israeli victims of Palestinian missiles
9 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
A portrait of the enemy in Tel Aviv
9 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
Video: How to destroy your SodaStream machine
9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
White House says US can’t stop ‘tsunami’ of boycott and isolation if Israel won’t end ‘occupations’
9 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
How Netanyahu provoked this war with Gaza
9 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be held from June 14-21, 2014 at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan. You can use the Guidebook App for smartphones and tablets and download the "221st GA Guidebook" with all the info you will need on schedules, meals, events, maps, etc.
We will be updating this page with news, links etc. regularly. Please check in often and visit IPMN at our booth in the exhibit hall.
IPMN at the General Assembly
CALL to prayer - 1:10 pm Eastern, June 20th
A call for worldwide interfaith prayer
June 19, 2014 - Click here for more.
Vote YES on amended 04-04
IPMN Mailings to GA Commissioners:
What role have Zionism and Christian Zionism played in shaping attitudes and driving historical developments in the Middle East and around the world? How do Christians, Jews, and Muslims understand the competing claims to the land of Palestine and Israel? What steps can be taken to bring peace, reconciliation, and justice to the homeland that Palestinians and Israelis share?
Zionism Unsettled embraces these critical issues fearlessly and with inspiring scope. The booklet and companion DVD draw together compelling and diverse viewpoints from Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Israel, Palestine, the US, and around the globe. By contrasting mainstream perceptions with important alternative perspectives frequently ignored in the media, Zionism Unsettled is an invaluable guide to deeper… More
The 2013 Hosanna Preaching Prize
The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) [IPMN] is pleased to announce the 2013 Annual Hosanna Prize*. The award recognizes preachers who challenge and inspire believers to heed God’s urgent call to justice and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel. Two $1,000 prizes—one on an Old Testament text and the other on a New Testament text—are awarded annually.
The prize-winning sermons will raise a vision of God’s love that embraces all people, especially those who are oppressed and persecuted, exposing the theological error of using biblical passages to rationalize injustice to or by Jews or Palestinians.1 The sermons will demonstrate a deep understanding of the theological concerns voiced directly by Palestinians and Jews:
Presbyterian Center, Louisville, KY
Sponsored by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA)
The Earth is the Lord's, by Jerry Van Marter, PNS
The 219th (2010) General Assembly voted to “refer the report from the Offices of Interfaith Relations and Theology and Worship entitled: ‘Christians and Jews: People of God’ back to the Office of Interfaith Relations and Theology and Worship to rewrite the report after broader consultation to include the National Middle East Presbyterian Caucus, PC(USA) partner churches and agencies in the Middle East, relevant mission networks of the PC(USA), the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns, and the Advisory Committee for Social Witness Policy.”
The goal of this symposium is to help Presbyterians formulate our position on the knotty issues of… More
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221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Endorse Selective Divestment from Israeli Occupation
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is pleased to announce that the plenary of the 221st General Assembly has voted 310 to 303 to divest from three US companies that profit from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian lands.
Middle East Issues Committee Endorses Selective Divestment from Israeli Occupation at 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
June 17, 2014
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce that an overture endorsing selective divestment from three US companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands has been passed by a vote of 45-20 by the Middle East Issues Committee of the 221st General Assembly.
Five critical responses to “Perspectives,” a discussion paper produced by the Ecumenical and Interreligious Work Group of the Chicago Presbytery
On May 9, 2014, the Ecumenical and Interreligious Work Group (EIWG) of the Presbytery of Chicago issued a discussion paper titled “Perspectives on Presbyterian Church (USA) Support for a Just and Peaceful Compromise of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” EIWG, an independently functioning work group currently composed of eight members, does not speak for the Chicago Presbytery or the PC(USA). While IPMN applauds the good intentions that appear to have driven the creation of the “Perspectives” document, IPMN strongly disputes many of its conclusions and publishes here in one location five critical responses to the EIWG document generated by key interested organizations and… More
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