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Ecumenical World Development Conference, High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddersdon, Hertfordshire.
confirmed speakers include:-
Revd Dr Michael Jagessar, Moderator of General Assembly
David Croft, Director, Quality and Technical at Waitrose and member of the food Ethics Council
Malcom Damon, Executive Director of the Economic Justice network
Ram Gidoomal, Chair of Traidcraft
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Bishop William Kenny, auxiliary Bishop in Archdiocese of Birmingham and Reverend Paul Dean, United Reformed minister in Ashford, Kent and board member of EAPPI play Occupation: A game of life created by Embrace ME
Bishop William Kenney led the opening words at a service held in the Garden at Friends House in London on Saturday 28 September) to mark the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel. The week, called for by the World Council of Churches invites members churches and faith communities to come together for a week of prayer, education and advocacy for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine and a just end to the conflict.
During the service, which was created by Pax Christi, prayers were offered for peacemakers in Palestine Israel, this included members of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme, organisations such as the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions , Bishop Younan, the Lutheran Bishop of Jerusalem as well as young Israeli Conscientious Objectors who refuse to cooperate with the occupation.
Similar services have taken place around the world this week, a sign of the growing desire for solidarity and commitment to peace in Palestine Israel.
to read the full article Source: Pax Christi The UK Partners of the week are: Baptist Union of Great Britain, Christian Aid, Church of Scotland, Council of Lutheran Churches, EAPPI, Embrace the Middle East, Friends of Sabeel UK, Methodist Church, Pax Christi, United Reformed Church-Commitment for Life
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