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Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is a grassroots association dedicated to promoting biblical values of justice, care of creation, peace and nonviolent solutions to conflict.

Make a Difference for Peace in Palestine and Israel

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Volunteers with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI):

  • Live in the West Bank for a three month term
  • Work 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 campaign 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

Full Scholarships Available

EAPPI-US is pleased to announce some unique scholarship opportunities. Thanks to the generous support of a foundation we anticipate granting several full scholarships that will cover total costs of participation. These scholarships are intended to strengthen the advocacy work of EAPPI-US and will be awarded to candidates with exceptionally strong advocacy skills and experience, and the ability to commit to post-term advocacy work.

EAPPI-US also has partial scholarships available for candidates not selected for full support.

Application forms, with dates for upcoming terms, can be found HERE. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Please direct any questions to Steve Weaver at sweaver@cwsglobal.org. Thank you for your interest in EAPPI.

For more information visit the WCC EAPPI and the EAPPI-US websites.

Author: LIPW

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