JHJPI February 2020 Newsletter
Peace in the Holy Land
A Palestinian Christian Perspective
With Jonathan Kuttab
Sponsored by Joining Hands for Justice, Palestine/Israel
Saturday, February 22, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Columbia Theological Seminary
Broyles Leadership Center, Room 101
701 S. Columbia Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030
(Parking – Columbia Dr. and Kirk Rd.)
RSVP: email@example.com or 770-722-5682
Jonathan Kuttab is an Evangelical Christian Palestinian human rights attorney. He grew up in Bethlehem, studied in the U.S. and graduated from the University of Virginia Law School. He is a member of the Bar Associations in New York, Israel and Palestine. He founded a number of human rights organizations including Al Haq, the Mandela Institute for Palestinian Prisoners and Nonviolence International. He was the Head of the Legal Committee negotiating the Cairo Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the PLO and has been active in peace and justice issues for many years.
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For 20 years JHJPI has advocated for an end to the 71-year-old Israeli Occupation of Palestine, through education, advocacy and working together with allies in Metro Atlanta and in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Our education efforts over the years have included:
• Leading and sponsoring trips to Palestine/Israel for participants to see the “facts on the ground” of the Occupation.
• Hosting and sponsoring conferences, speakers and films. Past events and conferences have included journalists and academics David Sheen, Josh Ruebner, and Noura Erakat; theologians Rev. Naim Ateek and Rev. Mitri Raheb; activists Rana Nazal, Benjamin Ladraa, and Remi Kanazi; and filmmakers Leila Sansour and Kathy Wazana.
Our advocacy efforts include meeting with state and federal officials about issues including:
• Imprisonment of Palestinian children
• Illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank
• State and federal attempts to stop the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement in the U.S.
Our U.S. partners and allies include:
• Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
• Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Emory, Georgia State and University of Georgia
• Presbytery of Greater Atlanta Peacemaking Program
• Israel Palestine Mission Network (PCUSA)
• CAIR, Georgia
• American Muslims for Palestine
• Project South
We can’t do this work without your ongoing support. Please consider a gift to JHJPI before the end of 2019. Let’s work for an end to the Occupation!
Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine and Israel is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible. Please contact JHJP is you would like to give an in-kind gift or bequeath a gift.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Join us in the year 2020 in Bethlehem for the sixth international Christ at the Checkpoint conference. The theme will be Hope and Resilience in a Broken World. Join us as we consider what it means to follow Christ in the shadow of walls and conflict, and how to be resilient in our Christian witness, keep hope alive, seek just peace and truth, and preach the good news in the midst of a broken world.
We are a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. This means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.