Webinar on Apartheid-free communities scheduled March 15
In 2022, the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference passed a resolution "Identifying and Opposing Apartheid in the Holy Land." On March 15, 2023, at 9 am Pacific Time, Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) and United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR) will put on a webinar on "Apartheid Free Communities"
The international human rights community agrees that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people amounts to apartheid.
In the first two months of 2023, we have seen the current Israeli regime horrifically doubling down on the brutal oppression of Palestinians. World powers are doing nothing to curb this frightening escalation.
Nevertheless, citizens of the world are standing up to expose and reject Israeli apartheid and to put their words of opposition into action. Apartheid-Free Communities (AFC) is a bold new campaign being organized this year by many faith-based and civil society partners.
In this webinar, we will learn from an exceptional panel the inescapable reality of Israeli apartheid and how it works today, both inside Israel and in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We will also learn about concrete steps we can take now to become part of the solution.
Our panel includes an outspoken member of Israel's parliament, Aida Touma-Sliman, a world-renowned political commentator, Diana Buttu, and the leader of the coalition launching Apartheid-Free Communities, Dov Baum.
Join us for this unique briefing on current apartheid realities in Palestine/Israel and the newly emerging collective action to reject and dismantle Israel apartheid.