FOLLOWING THE WAYS OF LOVE, PEACE, AND JUSTICE:
Kairos, Subversive Memory and Global Struggles
As Palestinian Christians we hope that this document will provide the turning point to focus the efforts of all peace-loving peoples in the world, especially our Christian sisters and brothers. We hope also that it will be welcomed positively and will receive strong support, as was the South Africa Kairos document launched in 1985, which, at that time proved to be a tool in the struggle against oppression and occupation. We believe that liberation from occupation is in the interest of all peoples in the region because the problem is not just a political one, but one in which human beings are destroyed.
The mayor of the West Bank town of Bethlehem is hoping Pope Francis will help her prevent Israel from extending its security barrier near her city.
Vera Baboun says she plans to ask Pope Francis to intervene in a dispute over Israel's plans to build the fence through the Cremisan Valley, at the site of a convent school, according to Catholic World News.