Make a Difference for Peace in Palestine and Israel
EAPPI contributes to an end of the occupation and encourages a peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in accordance with international law and UN resolutions. We witness life under occupation, engage with local Palestinians and Israelis who are nonviolently pursuing a just peace, and seek to change the international community’s involvement in the conflict, urging them to act against injustice in the region.
Ecumenical Accompaniers with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
- Live in the West Bank for a three month term
- Coordinate as an international team to provide protective presence to vulnerable communities
- Monitor and report human rights abuses and support Palestinians and Israelis working together for a just peace
- Build relationships with Palestinian Christian communities and others supporting non-violence globally to strengthen networks of solidarity
- When they return home, talk about their first-hand experiences to inform people of the realities of the occupation and advocate for a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict based on international law and UN resolutions.
EAPPI is a program founded by the World Council of Churches in response to a call from the local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem. EAPPI-US is the US based program through which Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) from the United States participate in EAPPI. EAPPI-US is supported by US national churches in partnership with Church World Service and welcomes engagement from a wide range of churches, agencies and individuals. It is supported by:
- Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (in the US and Canada)
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Presbyterian Church (USA)
- United Church of Christ (in the United States)
- United Methodist Church