Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth
a 24-page study plan
Kairos Palestine is the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” of our time. This Confession of Faith, written in 2009 by a broad spectrum of Palestinian Christian leaders, lifts up the classical theological virtues of faith, hope, and love that lie at the heart of the Christian Gospel. It affirms that resistance to injustice and oppression is firmly grounded in these principles. It is both an anguished cry in a dark hour and a profound testament to unquenchable hope. This special 24-page publication pairs the Kairos Palestine statement with a three-week study plan that provides individual readers and congregational groups with essential historical, political, and theological context as well as a list of thought-provoking questions to stimulate reflection and discussion.
Item number 26466-10-001, 1-19 copies: $2 each, 20+ copies: $1.50 each
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Slideshow on line:
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Powepoint Study Aids to download free:
Facts on the Ground - An introduction before you start (The Delaware Analogy)
by Rev. Elizabeth B. Knott
A six-week Lenten journey through the Gospel of Mark, with questions for reflection and a pictorial, contemporary Stations of the Cross. You will be engaged in finding your way to follow Jesus through the exploration of Mark’s Gospel by considering probing questions and by your own reflection. The issues of church and society today are not unlike those which Jesus encountered and which he addressed by lifting up the values of the Kingdom of God. In his time the values appeared radical, and so they are today. In his time, oppression and occupation were the common experience of the majority; so today oppression and occupation are experienced in his homeland.
The IPMN thanks Pal Craftaid for this new study guide.
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The Cradle of Our Faith: The Enduring Witness of the Christians of the Middle East
Who are the Christians who live in the Middle East today? How did the first-century church develop in the land of Jesus’ birthplace and spread to the far corners of the region? The Cradle of Our Faith is a fascinating portrait of these “living stones” of the early Christian Church. Learn about the modern-day Christian communities of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Iraq, and Egypt. Understand their distinctive theological roots, liturgical traditions, and relationship to the prevailing Muslim-majority culture. Trace the troubled historical relationship between the Eastern and Western Church. This beautifully illustrated, 20-page full-color keepsake booklet features photography, maps, statistics, and fascinating facts.
Order Item number 26466-08-001, 1-9 copies: $2.50 each, 10+ copies: $1.50 each
This study and class outline is designed for use with the Cradle of Our Faith booklet. Includes discussion questions.
This PowerPoint slideshow contains profiles of seven countries in the Middle East and Africa: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Iraq and Egypt. Each profile includes essential statistics, the history and current state of Christians in the country, information about PC(USA) partners and prayers. The slideshow lets you use your keyboard arrow buttons to move forward and back through the slides.
A list of books focusing on the culture of Christians in the Middle East and the tensions which concern them.
A 27 minute companion DVD based on our booklet can be ordered from The Reformed Church in America here
you can watch some of this RCA video here
Order Booklet: http://store.pcusa.org/
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Parts I, II, and Appendices (approved by 219th GA)
Part III, Section 1: A Zionist Narrative
Part III, Section 2: A Palestinian Narrative
Part III, Section 3-Maps
An 8-page brochure introducing the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to the Gospel mandate for peacemaking and to the IPMN (this network) and its mission. Also includes "Looking at the Conflict through a Human Rights Lens" by Jeff Halper as well as a Keynote Address by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, delivered at the Sabeel Conference in Boston in 2007.
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IPMN is pleased to share this Advent Devotional as a response to the call of Kairos Palestine and God's urgent call to justice and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel. We hope you will engage with the scriptures and the stories they have inspired this Advent season as we await the coming of the Prince of Peace.
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Print the flyer for bulletin boards.
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