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NI and Holy Land Trust Create the Sumud Freedom Tour

NI and Holy Land Trust Create the Sumud Freedom Tour

News Update, NI Projects
Nonviolence International has partnered with Holy Land Trust to create the Sumud Freedom Tour! We invite you to join us this December 21 through January 3 as part of a coalition of student delegates who will travel throughout Israel and Palestine with the purpose of engaging in an active and educational tour. Participants will meet with agents of change on the ground and learn about methods of nonviolent resistance while also deepening their understanding of global oppression and joining together to form broad, diverse coalitions of change that can have impacts in their own international communities. Please click the image if you are interested in learning more about the details of the tour or how to sign up! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch…
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HLPF on Sustainable Development: Leave No One Behind

News Update
The SILENCE has been broken! The United Nations Ministerial Declaration on Sustainable Development at the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is very close to being finalized however, there are some elements which are still unresolved. Certain countries have announced that a Ministerial Declaration will not pass next week if it includes strong mentions of climate change, gender issues and foreign occupation. Each of you can relate to at least one of these issues, and that is why they need to be included in the Declaration. Canada, Russia, the U.S., Israel, Turkey, and Egypt are the delegations that are planning to block the Declaration if the language is not mitigated. You can reach out to delegations here. In the spirit of the 2030 Agenda and the HLPF “no one should…
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Mennonites Vote to Divest During 2017 National Convention

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The Mennonite Church USA voted last Thursday to divest from companies that profit off the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian territories. This resolution simultaneously emphasizes a disapproval of the Israeli military occupation and the need to build stronger relationships with Jewish communities as well as combat anti-Semitism. Such votes are growing in popularity among religious groups as part of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement intended to place pressure on Israel. Leading up to this vote, NI cofounder Jonathan Kuttab served as a resource for the Mennonites by traveling around the country and talking to delegations about the situation in Palestine and Israel. Another cofounder, Dr. Mubarak Awad, stated that  “the Mennonite Church has taken a strong stand for human rights in Palestine” in light of this vote. Read…
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