Christians Witnessing for Palestine is an unincorporated group of Christians from several Rochester NY churches formed in 2011.
Our group grew from the experiences of individual Christians, who traveled to the Middle East, separately or together. They talked with perhaps fifty different groups or individuals, each of which shared a perspective about what it's like to live in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, or Jordan. The travelers sometimes stayed with Palestinians in their homes. They passed through checkpoints. They talked with advocacy groups. They met with Israeli settlers in the West Bank. They walked through Hebron.
These are people like you who are searching to do something to further a just resolution to the tensions, blockade, separation wall, occupation, economic hardship, and insecurity.
We have no staff or office. We're citizens working toward a better world.
Our mission statement is:
As Christians Witnessing for Palestine, we seek a just peace for the people of Palestine wherever they may be. We are guided by Christian principles calling for care and compassion for the oppressed, concern for universal human rights, and respect for international law. We educate our community, advocate for public policy change, and pray for all.