Resources for Reflection and Deeper Understanding

At the 2023 Annual Meeting, the Alliance body adopted a Statement on Israel and Palestine. For several months before adopting the statement, JPI gathered a list of resources (articles, videos, and videos) and offered informational sessions to help inform our body. This list of resources was shared by the JPI community in the spring of this year. We offer them to you now in response to our recent reflection on the violence in Palestine and Israel.

Letter to Congress from our partner, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). A resource from Alliance partner, Apartheid Free.

A Reflection by Alliance of Baptists board member, Judge Wendell Griffen. 

The Stateliness of Terror by Ken Sehested.

Apartheid and the Palestinian Experience, a video created by JPI.

A Dossier on Israeli Apartheid: A Pressing Call to Churches Around the World, prepared by: Kairos Palestine and Global Kairos for Justice 2022. This document outlines the legal and day-to-day conditions of Palestinians.

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, by Angela Davis, Haymarket Books, 2016. Davis’s book resonates with the current situation in Palestine and our antiracism focus.

Abolition. Feminism. Now. by Angela Davis and others. Haymarket Books, 2022. Abolition. Feminism. Now is Part II of a four-book series, Abolitionist Papers. This book looks to be an excellent complement to Becoming Abolitionists by Derecka Purnell.

Abolition and Liberation, a dialogue between American activist Dr. Angela Davis and Palestinian activist Jamal Juma’. “An international discussion of the connections between Black Lives Matter calls to defund the police and abolish the prison industrial complex, and Palestinian calls to tear down all apartheid walls and free Palestine.” This dialogue lifts up the intersectionality of liberation movements. 

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