In the wake of the flotilla disaster, pressure to lift the siege on Gaza continues to grow from all over the world. We pray that against all odds, the rising tide of international consciousness and the spirit of nonviolence will prevail, and the blockade of Gaza will finally be lifted.
the inauguration of Friends of
France. Friends in France have been active in the pursuit of justice and peace
for years already, but today they become a registered organization. We thank
God for their service and pray many more in France will be inspired to seek
peace and pursue it. Sabeel
be convening a regional workshop in Bethlehem for Christian and Muslim clergy to
brainstorm ways of fostering mutual respect and understanding between our faith
communities. We pray this initiative will encourage the Palestinian community to
work together for a just peace.
Circle will meet with Mark Braverman, a Jewish-American clinical psychologist
who now devotes himself to the cause of peace in historic Palestine. We give
thanks for committed people like Mark and their courageous witness for truth
and peace, and we pray for God's blessings on their work.