Life under Occupation

Tales from the West Bank-  Thursday evening, April 14th, 7.30 to 9.00 pm

Hannah Griffiths has recently returned from her role as human rights monitor in Hebron with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. An essential task was providing protection through her presence at a school twice a day. Such presence is vital in Hebron, where the close proximity of Israeli settlers and Palestinians results in discrimination, harassment and sometimes violence. Hannah was in occupied Palestine between September and December 2015 when there were growing tensions; Hebron was the location of a third of all Palestinian deaths in the region during this period.

Hannah will join us to share stories of the people she met, including Israeli and Palestinian peace activists, and experiences she had whilst witnessing life under occupation. Hannah will outline why the Israeli occupation of the West Bank must end, and what we can all do to take action.

Hannah grew up in the small village of Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire. She studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before joining Christian Aid, working in a number of roles including on the human rights programme in Israel and Palestine.


First Thursdays

On the first Thursday morning of every month, we meet at 10.00 am with a selection of the day's newspapers available. Then prayers at 10.30, based on the readings set for the day. We ask ourselves whether those readings help us to look at the events in the news in a fresh way. Then, after a cup of coffee at 11.00 am, we continue with our discussion until 12 noon. Click on the Forum section of this website to see monthly summaries of the discussions.

We have come to the end of our series "What does the Bible say about Wealth?", and have published a summary "For Where your Treasure is..." (click on the Forum section of this website).




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