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2014

 The Fifth Column: A Response to Michele Chabin's Article in USA Today by Rifat Odeh Kassis

 A letter of support and appreciation from NCCOP to YMCA YWCA Norway

 UNJPPI letter to Prime Minister Harper regarding impending visit to the Middle East

 An Open Letter to the Palestinian People from Canada on the Occasion of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Visit to the Middle East

2013

 Letter of Appreciation and Support from Kairos Palestine

 Time for Action; a British Christian response to A Moment of Truth, the Kairos Palestine Document

 Embrace the Middle East supports launch of 'Time for Action' a British Christian response to the Kairos Palestine document

A Statement from Costa Rica

A Statement from Costa Rica (Spanish) (Pronunciamiento, desde Costa Rica, en Español)

 نداء اسلامي مسيحي من قلب القدس بالإفراج عن مطارنة حلب المخطوفين

Kairos Palestine response to United Methodist church-Sodastream

2012

United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

The Alliance of Baptists discussed a statement responding to the Kairos Palestine document

The Republic of South Africa government’s response to the present killing of people in Gaza

Statement by Christian and Church Leaders on the Situation in Gaza

Statement from 100 Christian Community Leaders in the Holy Land to European Countries: Support Palestine’s membership in the United Nations

Stellungnahme von 100 Leitern christlicher Gemeinschaften im Heiligen Land an die europäischen Länder: Unterstützt die Mitgliedschaft Palästinas bei der UNO

Appel de 100 responsables de communautés chrétiennes de Terre Sainte aux pays d’Europe

بيان صادر عن المجتمع المسيحي الفلسطيني في الارض المقدسة الى الاتحاد الاوروبي 

Press Release: Cremisan, Beit Jala

Kairos Palestine: A response from Mr. Eamon Gilmore, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland

A Pastoral Letter for the Year of Faith. English / Arabic

المطران عطالله حنا يستنكر الفيلم المسيء للديانة الاسلامية

Kairos Palestine response to the attack on the Monastery of Notre-Dame de Sept-Douleurs in Latrun

A response from a member of the Indian Solidarity Ecumenical Network (ISEN) to CBS - "60 minutes" report

نص الإعلان الإسلامي المسيحي الصادر عن مؤتمر الوفاق الإسلامي- المسيحي في فلسطين

Reflexión Bíblica Teológica

IJV Response to the Kairos Palestine Document, September 2011

IJV Response to UCC Working Group on Israel-Palestine Report, June 2012

Kairos letter to Presbyterian Church USA

An Open Letter of solidarity from Goa to our sisters and brothers who suffer under Israeli occupation and still struggle in dignity for their liberation

A support letter to Kairos USA

NCCOP message to the Vatican

Thank you letter from Kairos Palestine to Quakers

An Open Letter to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, 3 April 2012

 Quakers Press Release

 Muslim-Christian Solidarity on Palestine
Proposed Action Plan from the Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 14th and 15th May 2012

 An Islamic Response to Kairos Palestine

استجابة إسلامية لـكايروس فلسطين

Israelischer Botschafter manipuliert die christliche Realität

A letter of appreciation and support from Rifat Kassis, Coordinator of Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth

Kairos Palestine Responds to Michael Oren

Hofgeismar Message: Violence in the Name of God?

On the Occasion of the 8th International Israeli Apartheid Week

Urgent Action Appeal to rescind Demolition Orders in Palestinian Village

Letter to the embassy of Israel in India

South African Council of Churces call for peace in Palestine and Israel

2011

Letter to the authors of Kairos Palestine document (English)

Brief an Antwort auf Kairos Palestine Dokument (German)

Brief an die Verfasser Kairos-Palästina-Dokuments

Antrag in der Landessynode zum sog. Kairos-Palästina-Dokument der Christen im Heiligen Land

Peace for Life: An Islamic Response to Kairos Palestine

A Philippine Theological Response to Kairos Palestine

Response from the Jerusalem Society to Kairos Palestine

Press release: Simon Wiesenthal Center Tactics are Shameless

Response from Mennonite Church USA to Kairos Palestine

Statement by the Indian Ecumenical Network-Kairos Palestine (ISEN-KP) on the impending United Nations Vote for Palestinian Statehood

A letter from Pax Christi Executive Committee to Kairos Palestine

Dutch Kairos declaration

Letter from Rev. Stephen Kendall, Principal Clerk of The Presbyterian Church in Canada to the authors of the Kairos Palestine Document

Reaction to Kairos Document by Palestinian Christians

Expressing deep concern for, and solidarity with the imprisoned population of Gaza

Hemorrhage of Christians from Bethlehem – Muslims to blame, says Archbishop of Canterbury by Bernard Kilroy

Coordinator of Kairos Palestine, Rifat Kassis, slams the Archbishop of Canterbury: We are no longer expecting support from Church leaders around the world. Our Hope, Faith and Love come from elsewhere

Message of Support from the Central Committee of the South African Council of Churches

German response to Kairos Palestine Document

Argus Publication

Together for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel

Statement from the Seminar on Kairos Palestine
United Theological college, Bangalore

Candle Light Vigil for Peace and Justice in Palestine

Jointly organized by the India Solidarity Ecumenical Network – Kairos Palestine

Letter from Church President of the Protestant Church in Hessen and Nassau

Letter 1, Letter 2

Press Release: Peace and Justice for Christians in Palestine

Letter to Kairos Palestine

Message from Pease for Life to the South Africa Kairos conference

Press release: Kairos Southern Africa’s response to Palestine Kairos

Letter from Kairos Palestine to the President, Advisory Board, Decision-makers and the Academic Circle of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Kairos Palestine thanks Westminster J&P for their support

Quakers in Britain consider Palestinian call for boycott

Kairos Palestine leaflet

Response from the Board of Deputies of British Jews

Response to the Kairos Palestine document written by the Committee in Solidarity with the Palestinians at the Quaker Peace Center in San Jose/Costa Rica

2010

The Church of England response to Kairos Palestine

Women Respond to the Kairos Palestine Document (KPD)

 PALESTINE: CPT-Palestine endorses Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

Message to the First Anniversary Celebration of the Kairos Palestine Document (KPD)

Church and Peace response to Kairos Palestine paper

Kairos Palestine response to International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ)

Letter from Rev. Dr. Robert Faris, Convener of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee in the Presbyterian Church in Canada

The Kairos Palestine document – the Crossroad Movement’s response

Response from Canadian Friends of Sabeel (CFOS) to the Kairos Palestine Document

A Canadian Christian Response to Kairos Palestine

 "LET US HAVE MERCY UPON WORDS." A Plea from the International Council of Christians and Jews to All Who Seek Interreligious Understanding

 Response from the Australian National Council of Churches

 Letter from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of WCC to The Methodist Church of Great Britain

 Methodist Church to boycott goods from illegal Israeli

 Philippine Church Leader's Statement

 Response from Church of Sweden

 Letter of support by the board of the Ecumenical European network of Peace Churches

 Comment on the "Kairos Palestine" document from a German perspective by Rev. Hanna Lehming from the Northelbian Missioncenter (NMZ)

 "A Moment of Truth" - A Response from the Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Relations - 20 May 2010

 Thank you letter to PaxAustria, 1 June 2010

 Communiqué de presse, Réunion Geneva, Mai 2010

 Déclaration d’une Rencontre Consultative sur une “Théologie du pèlerinage pour la Palestine”.

 Answer of Paxchristi Austria to Kairos Palestine

 Statement of a Consultative Meeting on a 'Theology of Pilgrimage for Palestine'

 Call for Holy Land Pilgrims to Seek Balance and Work for Peace

 KAIROS Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives calls for urgent action to stop the military order threatening thousands of Palestinians with deportation

 Palestinian and Israeli Human Rights Groups Call for End to Israeli Military West Bank Deportation Policy

 Kairos Palestine sent a letter of thanks and appreciation to The National Executive Council of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship for their endorsement to the BDS call

 EPF’s Executive Council Statement on Divestment, Boycott and Economic Sanctions as a means of Nonviolent Resistance

Quaker Council for European Affairs on the threat of deportation for many Palestinians and Internationals from the West Bank

Angels and Needles, an article by Rifat Kassis

Statement of Support from Nobel Women Peace Laureates

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Bishops Express Concern for Israeli Orders' Effect on Palestinians

Palestine Kairos document: A French protestant reaction

The official language in this response is French and not English

Le document Kairos-Palestine: Une réaction protestante française

من لجنة المبادرة الشعبية لوقف هجرة المسيحيين من الوطن العربي إلى أصحاب وقفة الحق

Defence for Children International (DCI) response to Kairos Palestine appeal about the Israeli Military order

Letter from the Rijnmond working group on Kairos document to the Netherlands Council of Churches

Response from Church of Sweden

UCC and Disciples pastoral response to the Palestinian Kairos document, April 2010

From South Africa to Palestine, a message of peace and hope

A South African Christian response to the Palestinian Kairos Document

Our dear Palestinian brothers and sisters,

May grace and peace be yours in abundance through knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord (2 Peter 1:2).

Thank you for the document written by you, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the descendants of Jesus Christ and whose ancestors were the first to receive his message. Yours is a proud history of keeping the faith in the Holy Land, and we salute you for doing that despite the most difficult situation into which you have been placed. From our perspective, we can see how you are being pressurized and forced out of your own land, and we urge you to continue to resist that with love, and to continue to show what our Lord Jesus Christ taught us. We are with you in our prayers and other forms of support, and wish to strengthen this support to you. We admire all that you are and that you do. Justice will come to the Holy Land, as it came to us here in the southernmost part of Africa. (Read more)

SACC Central Committee Meeting - March 2010

The Central Committee of the South Africa Council of Churches received the Palestinian Kairos Document (PKD), A moment of truth, with pain and inspiration. From our own history we understand a bit what must happen for people and Christians in particular to arrive at a Kairos moment. We are indeed inspired by the prophetic courage of our Christian brothers and sisters to arrive at the point to draw the line in the sand as the Palestinian Christians have. Moreover, we are moved by the courage of the social, political and theological analyses of the situation and yet want us all to stand in love towards “the enemy”. This is a tremendous and even unheard of challenge and a testimony in the highest order in living the message of our Lord Jesus under conditions of fundamental injustice and extreme oppression. (Read more)

Letter of Solidarity - Palestinian Kairos Document

The Council of Churches of Malaysia stands in complete ecumenical solidarity with the cry of the Palestinian people for liberation and peace. (Read more)

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, writes on the Kairos

Israel is facing a threat from theologians and activists in prominent Protestant churches throughout the world, in addition to the threats posed by “lawfare” and the Goldstone Report, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, charged on Tuesday. (Read more)

A message from Sam Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches on the occasion of the PIEF meeting in Bethlehem

A letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Kairos Palestine

Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) to the authors of “A Moment of Truth” document (German)

Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) an die Autoren des "Die Stunde der Wahrheit"

Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) to the authors of “A Moment of Truth” document (English)

 2009

Message from Sam Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches on the occasion of the PIEF meeting in Bethlehem

WCC general secretary applauds Church support for the “Kairos Palestine” document

Response from Dr. Barakat Fawzi

Jewish Fast for Peace - Rabbi Brian walt

A Latin American Theological Response - Dr. Samuel Pagan

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Rev. Robert Smith

Ujama Centre for Community development - Solomuzi Mabuza

All Africa Council of Churches – Melaku Kifle

A Dalit Perspective - Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar

Tree of Life – Holy Land Education & Peace - Dr. Mark Braverman

United Church of Canada - Rev. Dr. Bruce Gregersen

Reformed Church in the Netherlands – Rev. Arie van der Plas

 Kairos Europa letter of solidarity to Kairos Palestine

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Kairos Palestine International Conference
To celebrate Kairos Palestine’s fifth anniversary of launching the document “A Moment of Truth”, we, in partnership with PIEF (Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum) and ATG (Alternative Tourism Group) will be holding an international conference and a series of events from December 2-6 2014, in Bethlehem.

Come and See: A Call from Palestinian Christians
A journey for peace with Justice Guidelines for Christians Contemplating a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land