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About canadianne

Recently returned from 3 months of Human Rights and Peace accompaniment in Israel and Palestine with the WCC program EAPPI. Married for 30 ys. to Jim; mother of three daughters; therapist; gardener; singer, activist.

Guest post by Ecumenical Accompanier Jan McIntyre

Jan McIntyre is a Canadian woman just finishing her sencond term as an EAPPI member with the Jerusalem Team.  The post below is lifted from her blog A Mosaic For Peace.  It is a first hand witness to the rapid … Continue reading

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Avoid Israeli Settlement Goods. Don’t buy the Greenwashing!

My friend and colleague, Jan McIntyre is back in Palestine as an EA, having been called in to serve when another EA from another country had to step down.  jan is serving in East Jerusalem and I encourage you to … Continue reading

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Build peace through the actions of a broken-open heart!

Dear friends and blog followers: Last night, I watched as the athletes of the world gathered to celebrate a common humanity through peaceful competition in the Olympics.  Israeli athletes, Canadian athletes, Palestinian athletes, American, British, Zambian, Saudi, Afghani…. so many, … Continue reading

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United Church Conferences actions on Palestine/Israel

Across the United Church of Canada in the months of May and June Conference Annual meetings are occurring.  At these meetings, proposals that lift up concerns about Palestine and Israel are being debated.  The recently formed United network for a … Continue reading

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Some exploration of Christian Zionism

I am reposting here a link to a video about Christian Zionism and Dispensationalist Theology. There are strong links between Christian fundamentalism and extreme Zionist views of Israel. There are direct monetary links between the religious right in the US … Continue reading

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“We shall not …

“We shall not be moved” I spent time last week in the United States, in Arizona, in the desert.  Being in that landscape of rock and sand and sun brought my heart again to the days in Palestine.  The major, … Continue reading

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The Tent of Nations: a place for international dialogue and peace education

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Epiphany sermon shared at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church in Winnipeg

  I was invited to preach for Epiphany and to share some of my experiences in Palestine as part of the message.  Using power point, I incorporated many photographs from my time with EAPPI, many that I took and a … Continue reading

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The Church of the Nativity- Bethlehem

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Children’s rights to education, even under occupation.

When school classes began in September, familiar scenes unfolded in neighbourhoods across the country .  With eager faces, newly sharpened pencils, clean blank note books, lunches packed, and bright clean clothes, children walked out the doors of houses and apartments, … Continue reading

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