Here are a few recommended websites that focus on social justice, Palestine, and the call to justice in North America.
The parent organization of Canadian Friends of Sabeel and others internationally. Centred in the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem.
Mission: ‘To strive towards theological liberation through instilling the Christian faith in the daily lives of those who suffer under occupation, violence, injustice, and discrimination.’
Friends of Sabeel North America
Friends of Sabeel North America is our sister organization based in the US. Together we share a connection with the founders and friends of the Sabeel organization located in Palestine.
Jewish Voice for Peace
This Jewish group unites Jews to stand for peace. As Jews they stand for peace and human dignity for both Jews and Palestinians. JVP provides excellent media and presentations regarding Israel/Palestine.
United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel
UNJPPI is a grassroots network of United Church of Canada members and adherents, and other friends, responding to the requests from leaders of Palestinian churches outlined in the Kairos Palestine Document (KPD). The KPD describes the long-standing and worsening conditions faced by Palestinians living under the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. (See: https://kairospalestine.ps/index.php/about-kairos/kairos-palestine-document )
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
CJPME’s mission is to enable Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development and peace in the Middle East, and here at home in Canada.
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV Canada is the Canadian arm of the original https://ijv.org.uk/ , first founded in Britain. IJV is a grassroots organization grounded in Jewish tradition that opposes all forms of racism and advocates for justice and peace for all in Israel-Palestine.
Its Vision is a just peace in Israel-Palestine based on principles of equality and human rights.
Defense for Children International – Palestine
DCIP is an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories strives to end Israel’s occupation, recognizing that this is the only way to achieve a future that ensures human rights, democracy, liberty and equality to all people, Palestinian and Israeli alike, living on the bit of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. B’Tselem is an independent, non-partisan organization.
Amnesty is one of the largest human rights organizations out there. They stand for human rights and seek to work for change in many different countries around the world. They have taken a clear stand in regards to the apartheid practices in Israel.
Human Rights Watch
Another organization which covers human rights issues.
Associated Religious Denominations
Mennonite Central Committee Canada
MCC promotes a life of peace and non-violence, addressing systemic issues that can lead to violence, with attention to Palestine/Israel. See: https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/advocacy/campaigns/53-years-occupation-enough
Anglican Church of Canada
The ACC has an active relationship with the Diocese of Jerusalem, as members of the worldwide Anglican Communion. See: https://www.anglican.ca/gr/provinces/jerusalem/
United Church of Canada
Long active in initiatives to help bring about a just peace in Palestine. See these pages for examples:
A Christian Palestinian movement, born out of the Kairos Document, which advocates for ending the Israeli occupation and achieving a just solution to the conflict.
Kairos Canada is a Christian organization which seeks to address social justice issues.
An excellent website and magazine dedicated to politics and social justice. Great coverage of what is going on in the US and other parts of the world. Sojourners is particularly focused on helping Christians live and model justice in the US.