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Study Guides

A number of documents and study guides are available for you to download and distribute.

What Would They Say Now?
The FOSNA theology committee has produced a guide for Lent, What Would They Say Now? Encounters with People of the Bible. It's a journey through the Scriptures that discusses the experiences of particular Biblical characters—Abraham, King Hezekiah, the exiled community in Babylon, Mary of Nazareth, the Magi traveling to Bethlehem, and Jesus on the Mount of Olives—and ponders the similarities and differences between the “then” and the “now” in each sacred location.

Zionism Unsettled
The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is pleased to announce the publication of its newest educational resource, Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. This study guide is a condensed and edited version of a longer book entitled Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land, published in 2014 by Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers.

A Study Guide and Curriculum for the Kairos Palestine Document
“Call to Action” is a template for study, confession, and action, created by Kairos USA in response to the Kairos Palestine document, a call from the Palestinian Christian community to the world, issued in Bethlehem in 2009.

"This Is the Kairos…" Resources for Israeli-Palestinian Education and Advocacy
A catalog prepared by by M. Theresa Basile, United Methodist Holy Land Task Force (UMHLTF) chairperson
Lay member, Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, Culver City
Steering Committee, United Methodist Kairos Response

A Study Guide for A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation by Naim Ateek
This guide, prepared by Susan Bell and Lee Porter of Friends of Sabeel DC Metro, is useful for groups and individuals interested in studying the latest book by the founder and director of Sabeel, the Rev. Naim Ateek. The book was published in 2008 by Maryknoll Books and includes an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. John H. Thomas, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, states that the book “is essential reading for anyone committee to the non-violent struggle for peace and justice in the Middle East.”

Hope for the Holy Land: Understanding and Responding to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
How can people of faith contribute to the creation of a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians? This is a course created by Sabeel Colorado, which you can duplicate in your area. The curriculum, objectives, sessions, speakers, format, and other details may be changed to meet your local circumstances.

Sabeel's Call for Morally Responsible Investment
A document for churches considering morally responsible investment as a method of ending the occupation of Palestine. This guide offers moral and legal arguments for responsible investment, ideas for how to undertake responsible investment, and proposed responses to criticism.

Law and Politics: Options and Strategies of International Law for the Palestinian People
An important booklet for wide distribution. This document is the product of an International Law Conference organized by the Birzeit University Institute of Law, the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem and the Decolonizing Palestine Project, convened in May 2013. 

Corporate Complicity in Violations of International Law in Palestine
A comprehensive document (released December 2014) highlighting private businesses that profit from the occupation through major roles in funding, facilitating and supporting Israeli violations of international law. Areas covered in the report stem from involvement in the Israeli colonial industry, purchase of produce of colonies, construction on occupied land, provision of services to colonies, exploitation of occupied resources, controlling the movement of the civilian population, and the construction of the Annexation Wall.