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What can Congress Do? Faith leaders urge support for Palestinian Children and Families Act (HR 2590)
A virtual briefing for Congress
Organized by Churches for Middle East Peace and
the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy

U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (MN) will join faith leaders to discuss the importance of promoting justice, equality and human rights for Palestinian children and families by prohibiting Israeli authorities from using U.S. taxpayer funds to detain and torture Palestinian children, demolish and seize Palestinian homes, and further annex Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

A letter signed by over 20 Christian denomination and organization leaders urging support for protecting Palestinian rights in Congress will be released April 25, 2022.

Congressional staff are encouraged to attend this virtual briefing to learn more about HR 2590, the Palestinian Children and Families Act, and ways to support US efforts to ensure that U.S. policy and foreign assistance reflects values that prioritize concern for the rights of the most marginalized, and conform with U.S. law. Faith leaders are committed to speaking out until the conditions on the ground contribute to the flourishing of all Palestinian and Israeli lives.

Christian Faith Leaders joining, Rep. McCollum:

Rev. Alex Awad, retired United Methodist Missionary; Rev. Awad served as pastor of East Jerusalem Baptist Church, dean of students at Bethlehem Bible College, and director of the Shepherd Society.

Susan Gunn, Director, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and Chair of the Board of Churches for Middle East Peace

Christian Faith Leader from St. Paul, MN (tbd)

Moderated by: Dr. Peter Makari, Executive, Middle East and Europe
Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ; co-convener of the Faith Forum for Middle East Policy and member of the Churches for Middle East Peace board.

Apr 26, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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