The Holy Land is a place where justice, peace and security are fragile or non-existent. The initiative aims at attracting the youth to help the Holy Land nation building process, through a number of activities that will take place at the end of 2017.
The initiative wishes to promote justice and peace in the Holy Land through fostering connections, dialogue and understanding between different people.
The initiative wishes to not only promote understanding between Jews, Muslims and Christians but also to promote better relationships between Israelis and Palestinians.
The World Council of Churches and the Palestinian-Israeli Ecumenical Forum have initiated an international campaign called Justice Peace Security – Christmas 2018 as a call for peace, justice, security and solidarity in all communities in the Holy Land.
The Initiative has focused on mobilizing joint ecumenical prayer initiatives, fostering a joint commitment to the renewal of the Holy Land and fostering reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis.
The theme for this year is “Justice, Peace and Security: Christmas Reflections from the Holy Land”.
The initiative is an interfaith and intercultural effort to promote justice, peace, security and a Holy Land that is shared by two peoples living in harmony.
It was launched on the eve of the World Council of Churches’ Centenary Celebrations and in preparation for the Holy Land Christmas celebrations.
The Initiative promotes a just and sustainable future for Palestinians and Israelis in the Holy Land.
The Initiative has been initiated by the World Council of Churches and the Palestinian-Israeli Ecumenical Forum.
It aims to address injustices, violence, poverty, marginalization and the ongoing occupation of Palestinian land by Israel.
Its aim is to bring justice, peace, security and prosperity for Palestinians and Israelis in a way that honors dignity, human rights and international law.
In 2005, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Palestinian-Israeli Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) issued a call to all churches in their respective countries to engage in joint action for justice, peace and security.
The initiative is accompanied by a programme of activity that seeks to take advantage of opportunities arising from faith-based concerns. The programme has five objectives:
1) Promoting dialogue among churches in different regions;
2) Exploring common policy advocacy agendas to address national and international issues; 3) Developing joint local projects for social change; 4) Communicating messages about peace and justice for public consumption; 5) Working together on specific humanitarian relief initiatives.
Outcome/effectiveness: Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by violence in this area; many have also been killed or injured during incidents like wars, terrorist attacks and military operations. The initiative promotes a situation where people are able to enjoy the Christmas celebration without fear or alarm.
The Holy Land runs on a delicate balance of intersecting religious and geopolitical interests. The initiative seeks to promote understanding, dialogue, peace and justice in this region by involving the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam over the course of 10 years.
The Holy Land Initiative is promoted by the World Council of Churches and the Palestinian-Israeli Ecumenical Forum. It aims to promote understanding, dialogue, peace and justice in this region by involving three religions of Judaism (making up 17% of the population), Christianity (4%), and Islam (87%) over a period of 10 years.
World Council of Churches and the Palestinian-Israeli Ecumenical Forum joined forces to present an initiative for the Holy Land. On December 4th, the two organizations launched a campaign with the aim of promoting justice, peace, and security in the Holy Land. There have been several programs of various kinds in order to meet their objectives.
A few days ago, on December 17th, they organized a day of solidarity with Muslim refugees arriving in Puerto Rico. The goal was to strengthen solidarity among Christians and Muslims so that they can work together on behalf of their common good.